Rescue Diver Course

PADI – Rescue Diver

"Distrustful" and "gratifying" are the terms which describe best the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course widens your mind on the way of preventing the problems and of managing them if they arise by basing itself on what you already know.


Who is this course for

Scuba divers describe PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most gratifying course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to anticipate and manage problems in the water and become more self-sufficient in your abilities as a diver, knowing that you can assist others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving techniques until they become second nature. Plus, the training is not just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused training.

Junior PADI Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have finished the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may register in a Rescue Diver course. You also require having Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) practice within the past 24 months. You can complete this exercise during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor can also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Diver class at the same time.

SCUBA Gears used

You’ll use your basic scuba gear and will need a pocket mask to train in-water resuscitation. During lessons, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and possibly CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the material that you need and may suggest additional equipment, such as your first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.

Check with your local dive center to get advice on everything you need for your diving adventures.

What you will learn

The PADI Rescue Diver course qualifies you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a diversity of procedures. Through knowledge development and rescue practices, you learn what to look for and how to react. During rescue situations, you put into practice your knowledge and abilities. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and handling stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and material
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Confined Water Dives

To learn basic SCUBA Diving Skills & Tricks!

Open Water Dives

To put in practice your newly acquired skills and explore!

Knowledge Development

Independent study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

Take Advantage

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course..

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