The most Challenging and the most Rewarding

PADI Rescue Diver Course

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.


The Fun Part

Most divers say that this is the best course they’ve ever taken. Majority describes this as the most challenging yet the most rewarding PADI course. The fun lies in rising to the callenges and mastering them. Though it’s serious, the course still allows for an alternation of focused learning and laughter-filled moments. The joy you feel remains with you long after you’ve completed the course knowing you are capable of assisting others.


What You’ll Learn

-Self rescue

-Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

-Emergency management and equipment

-Rescuing panicked divers

-Rescuing unresponsive divers


The Scuba Gear You’ll Use

The equipments needed for this course will be provided during your training with Bottoms Up Scuba Indy  with NO additional cost. You will be using all basic scuba gear including accessories and a dive computer.


The Learning Materials

The PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak 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. This will serve as your toolbox of knowledge and techniques that will give you the expertise to handle any dive-related emergency situations.



Requirements for enrolling the PADI Rescue Diver course:

-15 years old or above

-A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or a qualifying certification from another organization)

-A First Aid and CPR training within the past two years (ask your instructor for recommended CPR and First Aid courses)


For PADI Junior Adventure Divers

-Must be at least 12 years old

-Must complete the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive

-Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the past 24 months (this can be completed during the Rescue Diver course)


The Cost

We offer the Rescue Diver class twice during the Summer Training Season. Your class fee is inclusive of the PADI Rescue Diver training materials and the scuba equipment rental. The PADI Rescue Diver course costs $200.