Rescue Diver

The most challenging, yet most rewarding course you'll take.

Medical Questionnaire

You will need to complete the questionnaire before your course begins. If all your answers are NO, then you do NOT need to see a doctor. If you can answer YES to any of the questions on the form, you will need a doctor's approval to dive. Students will be unable to start their course without an approved medical, if required. Please call us for details.

Please download and review this form before your course. Download Medical (.pdf) (right click, and select "save as" if you have difficulty)

Executive Upgrade

The executive upgrade is applicable to any learning package.

For an additional $219.99 to the course price, we include the optional equipment for divers interested in owning some of the most common personal items, at an affordable price with free boots and a log book!

  • ProBlue Dive Mask
  • Mares Semi-Dry Snorkel
  • Mares X-3 Superchannel Fins
  • Free 7mm Akona wet boots
  • Free Torpedo Rays Logbook

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver 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. We also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time to complete the package.

What You'll 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

Course Pre-Requisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Full Standard Scuba Equipment Set (rented or owned)
  • Pocket Mask
  • PADI Medical (see left column)

All course date changes must be done prior to 7 days before the course. Any changes done within the week preceding the course, or not showing up to a course, will incur a $100 re-scheduling fee.

Purchase a Package

Standard Course


Be The Best Buddy

Pool & Ocean Skills Practice

Real Life Scenarios

+Oxygen +CPR Courses


Be The Best Buddy

Pool & Ocean Skills Practice

Real Life Scenarios

CRP Training Course Included

Oxygen Provider Course Included

+CPR Course


Be The Best Buddy

Pool & Ocean Skills Practice

Real Life Scenarios

CRP Training Course Included

Included in the cost of the course is a Non-refundable $150 deposit. The deposit can be applied to any course if you need to put the course off for a period of time. Rental gear is not included on Continuing Education Courses.

2018 Course Schedule

Course Number Schedule Class Pool / Ocean
RES 118 Fri, Sat, Sun Apr 27 Apr 28 (pool), 29
RES 218 Fri, Sat, Sun Jun 15 Jun 16 (pool), 17
RES 318 Fri, Sat, Sun Aug 24 Aug 25 (pool), 26
RES 418 Fri, Sat, Sun Oct 19 Oct 20 (pool), 21