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Earn your PADI Rescue Diver Certification

Are you ready for a different kind of diving challenge? In the Rescue Diver course you’ll embark on a whole new level of scuba training.

The course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to become a diver who’s prepared to deal with diver stress Rescue @ Seamanagement, out of air emergencies, unconscious and panicked diver rescues as well as how to use specialized first aid equipment.

You’ll learn and practice a variety of rescue techniques including dealing with a panicked diver, surf rescues and procedures for coming to the aid of unconscious divers on the surface and at depth. The skills give you the ability to keep a cool head when the adrenaline spikes in the heat of the moment and you’ll learn how to keep a small problem from becoming big trouble.

Scuba enjoys an excellent safety record in part because of the knowledge and skills in the Rescue Diver course. When you complete the course you’ll have the confidence that comes from knowing you can handle these situations. Rescue Diver is challenging and many divers say it’s among their most rewarding experiences. Knowledge, Skills, Equipment and Experience are the four pillars of being a comfortable and confident diver. As a Rescue Diver you’ll build on all four.


  • Advanced Open Water
  • Current Logbook



3 Evenings for Classroom Sessions

(Tues, Wed, Fri @ 6pm)

  • Rescue Diver Video Session
  • Team CPR & First Aid
  • AED Introduction
  • O2 First Aid Introduction
  • Equipment considerations
  • Exam

Saturday 9am – 3pm

  • Pool Sessions


Sunday 9am


  • Surface Rescues
  • Tired and Panicked Diver at the Surface
  • Surfacing Unconscious Diver with equipment removal
  • In Water Rescue Breathing and exits with victim
  • Scenario #2 (Unconscious diver at surface) * Scenario #3 (Missing diver)
  • Advanced first aid


What's Included

  • Classroom Rescue and 1st Aid CPR /O2 Provider, Practical & Pool Sessions
  • Rescue Diver Manual
  • EFR Manual
  • O2 Provider Manual
  • Rescue Diver Certification Card
  • EFR Certification Card
  • O2 Provider Certification Card
  • Pocket Mask
  • All SCUBA rentals

Cost: $245.00 + Certification Fees