PADI Rescue Diver

Learn How To Help Other Divers And Yourself 80%

Who should take this 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.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. 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.

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


US$4904 Days
  • All equipment include.
  • PADI Materials include.
  • 1 Optional Pool Refresh.
  • 2 Theory Class.
  • 4 Rescue Dives.
  • PADI 100% Project Aware Certification Card.
The PADI Rescue Diver is a 4-day program which develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.

The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:

  • self-rescue and diver stress
  • diving first aid
  • emergency management and equipment considerations
  • swimming and nonswimming assists
  • panicked diver response
  • underwater problems
  • missing diver procedures
  • surfacing the unconscious diver
  • in-water artificial respiration
  • egress (exits)
  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • dive accident scenarios.

All of these topics are covered in the PADI Rescue eLearning portion of the course or the classroom option.

After successfully completing the program, you’ll receive the internationally recognized PADI Rescue Diver 100% aware certification card.

Be 15 years or older Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years (Check out Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses). In the price we include this course, if you don´t need it just told us and we make you a discount!

Apart from your standard dive equipment, there are some additional items that you will need for the course.

  • A Safety Sausage.
  • Whistle or surface noise maker
  • A Knife
  • A pocket mask