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. We do offer this course and you can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course as well.
What will you 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:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.
How can you start learning now?
Contact us to sign up for the Rescue Diver course and get your Rescue Diver manual and video. Your manual and video explain the experience, reviews the safety rules and skill techniques your dive professional will teach you. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Rescue Diver course, you will use basic scuba equipment. You will also need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack with manual and pocket mask.
PADI Rescue Diver certification card
Scuba gear rentals
Become confident and earn your next certification, contact us to sign up for the Rescue Diver course.