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, drowning and “bubble trouble”. It is assumed the student understands the fundamentals of CPR. 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.

When & Where


Wednesday, 6:00pm – Intro at Water World

Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm at Water World/Pool

Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm at Water World (Emergency First Response class)

Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm at Quarry

Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm at Quarry

Class Dates

July 18th/21st/22nd/28th/29th
October 18th/20th/21st/27th/28th

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................................ $169.00

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water or Equivalent; CPR and Basic First Aid required before certification. Check out our Emergency First Responder course to be held Sunday June 21st.

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.