• Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

"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.

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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.

What You Learn

  • 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. Rental equipment is available but is NOT included in the price of your course.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver eLearning course and crewpak include all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your PADI Instructor. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older (Note: 12-14-year-old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications.)
  • Have a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification - must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. (Not included in this course.)

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact The SCUBA Shack.

Your Next Adventure

After completing EFR Primary and Secondary Care 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.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of The SCUBA Shack Team members.

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