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. 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.

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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................................ $189.00

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water or Equivalent; CPR and Basic First Aid required before certification. Check out our Emergency First Responder course being held the first Sunday of the Rescue Diver course.

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.

2019 Rescue Diver Class Schedule


Intro Session

Pool Date

EFR CPR/1st Aid (optional*) Date

Quarry Dates

June 20thJune 22ndJune 23rdJune 29th/30th
September 25thSeptember 28thSeptember 29thOctober 5th/6th


*EFR CPR/1st Aid is offered in conjunction with the Rescue Diver class and it or equivalent certification issued within 24 months is a prerequisite for Rescue Diver certification.