Padi Rescue Diver Course

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.

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The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you 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 PADI course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature.

Course Duration: 2 Days

To enroll in this course you MUST be 12 years or older. You should be in good physical shape and be able to swim. You must complete a medical questionnaire and if necessary, see a physician to confirm you are fit to dive. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What you will Learn in the Padi Rescue Diver Course

Self rescue

Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

Emergency management and equipment

Rescuing panicked divers

Rescuing unresponsive divers

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. ​

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation 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.

During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. Rescue Diver Course Rates (ages 12+) – $450 + $125.00 (PADI e-Learning Code Fee)

How To Get Started

You can start now by purchasing our PADI Rescue Diver course through our online booking system. Once purchased you’ve purchase your PADI course, please give the dive shop a call to officially book your Rescue Diver Course dates.

Prior to purchasing the PADI Rescue Diver Course please: Review the PADI Medical Form

Rescue Divers MUST bring their own scuba diving equipment.

An unresponsive diver being towed in a pool.

What will you need?

As a PADI Rescue Diver you will need to complete the knowledge development course materials:

PADI online e-learning course. Online learning material must be fully completed prior to the first day of the class.

  • IF scuba related equipment is NEEDED for the duration of the course, we will be more than happy to provide it.

  • To include: Mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), regulator set, scuba tanks, and weights.

  • Gear needed: Basic scuba equipment and a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker bouy’s and perhaps CPR mannequins.

    (We 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.)

A demonstration of the tired diver tow.

What will your schedule look like?

Day 1:
Academic Session Review PADI knowledge development review and take the rescue diver final exam.
Water Day OnePractice In-water Rescue Skills

Day 2:
Water Day Two
In-water Rescue Scenarios

Rental Equipment:

  • Full Gear Rental (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulator, Tanks, and Weights): $15 per day – $30 for both days
  • Wetsuit: $10 per day – $20 for both days

What Will Silent World Provide?

  • Professional staff members and instructors to guide you through your course.

  • All the scuba related equipment you need for the duration of the course. To include: mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), regulator set, scuba tanks, and weights.

  • Price includes – ​Everything you need to become certified: academic materials, PADI Professional Instructor, pool session and all four open water dives (to include related fees), & scuba-related equipment.