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Rescue Diver Course

Increasing the Safety of Divers

Course Objective:

The Rescue Diver Certification is designed to teach you how to prevent and respond to dive accidents.


  • 12 years old 

  • ​Adventure Diver Certification

  • CPR / AED Certification within the last 2 years (We offer this certification in conjunction with the Rescue Course upon request and is known as EFR Primary & Secondary Care)​​

  • Complete the DIVER MEDICAL - Participant Questionnaire. Read the form carefully. If you are able to answer "YES" to any of the questions, a Physician must SIGN OFF and give APPROVAL for you to participate in diving activities.

rescue diver certification course

What is Involved?

  • ​Independent Study using the PADI Rescue Dive eLearning Course 

  • (10) In-Water Exercise and (2) Scenarios (over 2 days)

What Will I Learn?

  • Self rescue skills

  • Evaluation & responses to diver stress

  • Proper management and rescue of panicked, responsive, and unresponsive victims

  • Managing victims underwater and on the surface (both deep water and shallow)

  • Proper dive site emergency protocols 

  • CPR, First Aid, & AED use**

Required Course Materials:

  • PADI Rescue Diver eLearning Course

  •  Primary & Secondary Care Manual

  • **​**EFR Primary & Secondary Care can be completed in conjunction with the PADI Rescue Course for an additional Cost

How Many Students In The Course?

Our courses are smaller allowing us to focus on your every need along the way of becoming a great rescue diver. Rescue Course however, is best when taken with a small group of divers. If you happen to be the only student we will supply other divers to participate!

How Long Is The Course? 

Our courses are performance based. This means we have no time limit on any of our courses. We will work with any student until they are 100% comfortable with the skills involved. You will leave our class feeling confident and ready to take on your next diving adventure. But.. for scheduling purposes, the Rescue Diver Certification Course averages (2) days long.

Continuing From Here:

After completing the Rescue Diver Certification the next step is Divemaster or Specialty Courses!


Rescue Diver Course --- $550
​Includes: PADI Rescue Dive eLearning Course, Course Materials, Equipment Rental, Additional Air Fills, Course Tuition, & Certification Fees
Does Not Include: CPR, First Aid & AED Certification


Emergency First Response (EFR) - Primary & Secondary Care (1st Aid, CPR & AED Training --- $150

Includes: EFR eLearning Course, Course Materials, Course Tuition, & Certification Fees

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