PADI Rescue Diver Course

Learn to manage or prevent problems in or out of the water.  Be the dive buddy others can rely on!   The PADI Rescue Diver course is a challenging, yet rewarding course that will make you a better diver who is more confident in their abilities!

Course Prerequisites

* 12 years old (12-14 year old divers earn the Junior Rescue Diver Certification)

* Certified as Padi (Junior) Adventure Diver

* Must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive

* EFR Primary & Secondary Care training within 24 months (can be done during rescue course)

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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:

  • Self-rescue

  • Recognizing and managing stress in yourself and other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment use

  • Rescuing panicked divers on the surface and underwater

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers on the surface and underwater

  • Missing diver procedures 


Course Length

The PADI Rescue Diver Course consists of 3 sections, each taking 1 day.

Day 1 – Classroom lesson at Fun Divers Dive Center. (5 hours)

Complete the final 50 Question Multiple Choice Test. (1 hour)

Day 2 – Pool Session to practice skills. (3-5 hours)

Day 3 – 2 Ocean Dives to put skills into practice. (7-8 hours)


Course Materials

* Padi Rescue Course Manual

* Padi Rescue Course Video

* Continuing Education Administrative Document

* Padi Sticker

* Fun Divers Sticker

* Fun Divers Pen


* Equipment Rental is Not Included


* EFR Certification can be done during the Rescue course

* Dates are subject to change due to weather or wave conditions

* Return transport is included

* For private 1 on 1 service, a surcharge may apply