PADI Rescue Diver Course

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PADI Rescue Diver Course2016-11-01T16:25:13-04:00

Course Description
Rescue DiverThe PADI Rescue Diver course develops the knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The course is an important step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience.  PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training.

The PADI Rescue Diver course consists of five academic modules and twelve open water exercises.

The academic topics include:

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

Rescue DiverThe open water exercises include:

  • Tired Diver
  • Panicked Diver
  • Response from shore, boat or dock(responsive diver)
  • Distress Diver Underwater
  • Missing Diver
  • Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver
  • Unresponsive Diver at the surface
  • Exiting the Unresponsive Diver
  • First Aid for Pressure-Related Injuries and Oxygen Administration
  • Response from Shore/Boat to Unresponsive(nonbreathing) Diver at the Surface

The Rescue Diver Course is conducted over two to three days and includes 10 Rescue exercises and 2 scenarios.


Prerequisite CertificationPADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification – must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive or qualifying certification
Minimum Age 10 years old*
Medical ConsiderationsMust complete medical form. Some conditions require a doctor’s approval before diving.
*18 years old for students enrolled in our Go-Pro / Career Programs

Course Materials

Required Materials:

  • Logbook
  • Rescue Diver Manual
  • Emergency Management Slate

Recommended Materials:

Rescue Diver Video

Course Preparation – Independent Study

Complete all Knowledge Reviews in the Rescue Diver Manual before class begins.


Complete Rescue Diver eLearning


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eLearning Rescue Diver

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Rescue Diver for eLearner

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Go-Pro Package

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12 days
Advanced Open Water
Rescue Diver
EFR Instructor
PADI O2 Instructor
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Our prices include course tuition and when applicable, tanks and weight, lake and boat fees and diver level certification fees. The package price includes also Meals and Accommodation. Training material, PADI professional application processing fees are extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.