Why PADI Rescue Diver?
Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
How long will it take?
- Recommended Course Hours: 25
- Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days
What will I need?
- PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
- PADI Rescue Diver Video on DVD
These items may be purchased at your local dive shop or you may purchase it at our dive shop.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.
Price $400.00 PADI Rescue Diver, not including equipment
Every day 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
What do I need to start?
- You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
- To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
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
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
- swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- emergency management and equipment
- surfacing the unconscious diver
- in-water rescue breathing protocols
- first aid procedures for pressure related accidents