The PADI Rescue Diver Course
“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.
Check with our shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find almost everything at the scuba in there.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must
- Be 12 years or older
- Have a PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization). Before training in open water you need to be certified at least as PADI Adventure Diver with Navigation Adventure dive
- Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
- To be certified you have to be at least PADI Adventure Diver with Navigation Adventure dive
Your Next Adventure
After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.