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RESCUE DIVER learn to prevent and manage dive problems!

The PADI Rescue Diver Course 

"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.


What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
  • Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months( EFR Recommended)

What will I do?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Dive first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming 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

How long will it take?

Depending on the student, but the course normally takes a day in the pool with a long confined water session in our heated pool at Reef Divers, and one day at Miracle Waters for the rescue scenarios!

What will I need?

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses as well as for the Master Scuba Diver- the Black Belt of diving and the highest non- professional rating in scuba diving!
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The PADI Divemaster course are for those with leadership aspirations- this course will focus more on dive theory and developing your leadership skills so that you can become a true PADI professional!


Course Price

Note! This includes one day of Qualifying dives!

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