PADI Rescue Diver Course

The best buddy you can have is one who can manage his or her own self, prevent emergencies and solve problems.  This course is a pivotal step in expanding your diving knowledge and experience.   You will learn to look beyond yourself and consider the well-being of other divers.  Rescue training is serious, challenging and promises to build your confidence.  Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

This course consists of ten pool rescue scenarios and two open water rescue scenarios along with academic work.

What You'll Learn

Self rescue
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers



Prior to the class/pool sessions, you will need to complete your independent study using either PADI eLearning or PADI Home Study materials.

Course Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must

Be 12 years or older (12 to 14 year olds will earn Junior Rescue Diver Certification)
Have a PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years.
Complete the following PADI forms:

PADI Medical Statement
Continuing Education Administrative Document
Statement of Understanding

2 Class/Pool Sessions
Your instructor will review and collect each of the five Knowledge Review questions, provide you with some hints, tips and suggestions that will increase your water experience and discuss what you will need for the course.

Your pool training will include 10 rescue training exercises and a few practice scenarios.  These exercises will allow you to apply and practice a variety of techniques, while developing your skills and self-confidence.

Open Water Scenarios
During these dives you will perform the 10 exercises you learned in the pool and apply the skills you learned during two realistic emergency scenarios.

Course Fee


Class & Pool Instruction
Tanks and weights
Open Water Dives

Not Included:

Self Study Materials (see below)
Scuba Equipment (can rent from us)
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots
Wetsuit if needed (can be rented)
Transportation, meals and accommodations if needed
Park entrance fee, if needed
PADI Certification Fee $35

Part of being a prepared Rescue Diver is having the proper safety equipment. Beyond the standard scuba equipment, you will need to own the following safety items:

First Aid Kit

Self Study

Option 1 - eLearning Online $145
Get started right away.  learn at your own pace.  eLearning will allow you convenient online access to knowledge development course material for one year, unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, and the ability to learn at your own pace and your own schedule.  You will complete your Knowledge Review questions and take your final exam online, print an eRecord and give to your instructor.  Then be ready to do your class/pool sessions.




Contact us to get started today!