The Rescue Diver course is a confidence-building program strongly recommended for all active divers. Through understanding the causes of diver stress and distress, students will learn to prevent and control potentially hazardous situations. Emphasis is placed on prevention through recognition and good dive planning.

Basic First Aid is covered with the focus on diving related injuries. Situational role playing is utilized, starting with self-help techniques, then moving on to assisting distressed divers, and eventually addressing a complete serious accident management plan. Both in water skills and land management decision-making abilities are developed.


What You Will Learn

  • Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, manage diver accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Divemaster training.
  • While recommended for all divers, it is required for any leadership/professional level courses and is a mandatory part of the PADI Master SCUBA Diver certification.

Class Fees & Prerequisites:

Class................................ $189.00

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water or Equivalent; CPR and Basic First Aid required before certification. Our Emergency First Responder course is held the first Sunday of the Rescue Diver course to meet the requirements and is available at an additional cost.

Come in and pick up your PADI Rescue Diver Crew-pak in advance!

Sign up for Master Scuba Diver and receive a discount on the class.



Schedule TBD



*The first Sunday of each rescue class is slated for the related EFR (CPR & 1st Aid) course.  CPR and 1st Aid certification within the past 2 years is required for certification.  We offer this supplemental class to meet those requirements but other options may exist.