Rescue Diver Course

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.



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The Rescue Diver course is for certified Advanced Scuba Divers who are at least 12 years old. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. We also offer to do the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.



What you will learn in the Rescue Diver course


This course prepares you to deal with and avoid dive emergencies before they happen. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond.


During rescue scenarios, you practice skills. Topics include:


-Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

-Emergency management and equipment

-Rescuing panicked divers

-Rescuing unresponsive divers



Start learning now



Register for the Rescue Diver course Online. You can sign up for PADI eLearning or SDI eLearning option.


You progress through the knowledge development sections in your computer using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program.


If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual. Just get in contact with us and let us know how you prefer to do it and we will help you get started.


We recommend going through the theory portion before you get here to help you save time during your diving vacation.



Scuba Gear

You will use your necessary scuba equipment plus a pocket mask to practice in water resuscitation. During the exercises, you will work with an oxygen unit, floats, and buoys. We will explain the equipment that you need and suggest additional gear, such as your first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.