PADI Rescue Diver

The most Challenging and the most rewarding.

PADI Rescue Diver Certification

Know how to help others and yourself. Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and gain more confidence in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. Further developing what you’ve already learned from your previous PADI courses, in the Rescue Diver Course, you will learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature.

Requirements for enrolling the PADI Rescue Diver course is being 15 years old or above, a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or a qualifying certification from another organization), and First Aid and CPR training within the past two years (ask your instructor for recommended CPR and First Aid courses).

PADI Junior Adventure Divers you must be at least 12 years old, complete the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, and Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the past 24 months (this can be completed during the Rescue Diver course)

Rescue Diver Certification Learning Options

PADI Textbook - $450

The PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack includes all the materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course, together with a pocket mask for in-water resuscitation. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and get a preview of the skills you’ll be practicing with your PADI instructor. Once the course has ended, you can use the DVD to review your dive safety skills as needed. The Crew-Pak will serve as your toolbox of knowledge and techniques that will give you the expertise to handle any dive-related emergency situations.

Includes: Everything! All gear rental, pool sessions, open water dives, and certification card.

Rescue Diver Course Schedule: 2 Days

Day One - Pool Skills

On the first day, you will work on rescue skills in one of our three locations. Some of the skills you will practice are:

  • Self-Rescue review
  • Tired Diver
  • Panicked Diver
  • Response Diver
  • Distressed Diver Underwater
  • Missing Diver
  • Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver
  • Unresponsive Diver at the Surface
  • Unresponsive Diver Underwater
  • Exiting the Unresponsive Diver
  • Firsts Aid for Pressure-Related Injuries and Oxygen Administration

Day Two - Open Water Skills

During your second day, you will review all of the skill you perfected in the pool. You will also complete two seniors to prepare you for real-world scenarios: 

Rescue Scenario 1: Unresponsive Diver Underwater
Rescue Scenario 2: Unresponsive Diver at the Surface

Emergency First Response - $75

First aid and CPR are skills that anyone involved in adventure sports must be familiar with in case of emergencies. These skills are necessary for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response (EFR) is affiliated with PADI, and it specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills for professional-level ratings. This training focuses on building confidence and promoting the willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Majority of PADI instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

 Emergencies are usually met with negativity, but using the Emergency First Response training; you can get to learn the necessary medical emergency response skills in an upbeat and positive environment. Taking this training will prepare you for the actual situation. With the knowledge, you’ll gain from EFR you can face any emergency situation calmly and with confidence today.

What's next?

Once you become a PADI Rescue Diver, where do you go from there? There are many specialty courses you can take to advanced the skills that most interest you.