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Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you'll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun.   Many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favorite!

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 other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The PADI Rescue Diver Course comprises academic, pool and ocean sessions designed to prepare you to confidently identify and react to various scenarios that can be encountered as a diver.

Course Prerequisites

Adventure Diver/Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) with completed Underwater Navigation Dive; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months. EFR Primary and Secondary Care certification is available to be added to the PADI Rescue Diver course.  

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor for more information.  

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Class Start Dates:

Friday, July 16

Email us: Lessons@scuba.com

Give us a call: 949.221.9300