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Confidence. Become A Rescue Diver.

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.

How can you start learning now?

You can register for the Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option with us. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package). OR you can learn directly from your Scuba Instructor, whom will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment. You will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation, and this will be provided for your use during your course! During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your Scuba Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.



Keep looking forward.

“Wow! My Rescue certification was the best! I wish I had certified with you for my Open and Advanced courses. I'll be booking the Master Scuba Diver course next month. Thank you very much.”

— Dottie Williams, Plattsburgh, NY

Exceeding expectations.

“Without a doubt, the best dive training I have ever had.”

— Cliff Moore, Toms River, NJ

All a part of the family.

“You're awesome! Great instruction! I had a great time and learned so much. I'll tell my brother sure that he needs this Rescue Diver course.”

Kara Charette, Scarborough, ME




Help a buddy, and help yourself.

The Rescue Diver course will show you ways of being more self reliant as well as ways to help others who need you. Your Rescue Diver course fee: $450.00