Get Your PADI Rescue Diver or Jr. Rescue Diver Certification Today.

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

Who should take this course? The majority of Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? That’s easy you learn to prevent problems and manage situations before they become a problem.

As a PADI rescue diver you will become more confident in your own personal skills knowing that you can help other divers if needed. During the PADI rescue diver course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s definitely serious business, in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Scheduling Options

PADI 2 1/2 Day Rescue Diver Course (Midweek)

Tuesday Night 5 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Wednesday 8 AM to 4 PM - Rescue Diver Training Dives (Beach/Lake)

Thursday 8 AM to 4 PM - Rescue Diver Training Dives (Beach)

PADI Rescue Diver Course (Weekend)

Friday Night 5 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM - Rescue Diver Training Dives (Beach/Lake)

Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM - Rescue Diver Training Dives (Beach)

Note: private classes and custom schedules are available upon request.

course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Jr. Advance Open Water Scuba Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization equivalent.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course.

You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training with us during the Rescue Diver course. We also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time we conduct the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Age Requirements

The PADI Rescue Driver Course is for ages 15 Years and Older

The PADI Junior Rescue Diver Course ages 12 to 14 years old.

Swimming Requirements

Participants must be able to swim. You do not need to be Olympic swimmers. You just need to be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test.

Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions

Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Rescue Diver Course is between 2 ½ and 3 ½ days depending on the style of academics you choose. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush. We want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Certification Process

Once a student has completed all of their performance requirements, we will process their certification card. Once processed the student will be a certified scuba diver.

Certification Card

As soon as we process your certification you will receive an email with a temporary card good for 30 days. Your permanent card should arrive within 1 to 2 weeks after certification. Don’t panic if you’re going on a trip. Once we process your card immediately you are listed in the system as a certified diver. This information can be accessed by any dive shop anywhere in the world. So even if you forget your card you can still dive.

Course Overview

PADI Rescue Diver or Jr. Rescue Diver Course Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

Student divers must meet all course performance requirements by: Complete all knowledge development segments and exam. Demonstrate skills from the Self-Rescue Review either in confined or open water. Demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1-10 in open water. Participate in Rescue Scenarios 1 and 2. Prepare an emergency assistance plan for a dive site.

What You Learn

EFR Emergency First Response First Aid

CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Self Rescue Techniques

Recognizing and Managing Stress in Other Divers

Emergency Management and Equipment

Rescuing Panicked Divers

Rescuing Unresponsive Divers

The Fun Part is rising to challenges and mastering them. PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver certification, Is good for life!

Two Options for Academics

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

What Is Traditional Academics?

Traditional academics begin with home study followed by a short session with your instructor in the classroom.

Home Study

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course.

Step One: You will start the home study portion of your PADI Rescue Diver course by watching the PADI Rescue Diver course video. This will prepare you for your next step.

Step two: You will need to read and complete all knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter PADI Rescue Diver course manual to prepare you for your next step.

In addition if you are also taking the EFR Emergency First Response and first-aid CPR course along with the Oxygen Provider course you will need to complete the knowledge reviews in those books as well, In order to prepare your academic session with your instructor.


Step Three: Begins with a short knowledge review session of the related academic materials. This also includes a review of first aid and CPR skills.

Step Four: Complete your PADI Rescue Diver ouch ouch doubt final exam with a score of 75% or better.

Required PADI Course Materials

A. The PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak – eng Version (Most Popular & Economical)

The Rescue Diver crewpak includes the PADI Rescue Dive manual, Diving management work slate and a pocket mask. This package includes all the required materials for your course

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

What Is Online Academics?

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program.

Step one: Call the shop to receive your academic training code

Step two: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics

Step three: During the scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics. As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase their own online training code.

Rescue Diver Training Dives

Confined Water Training Dives

Confined Water Rescue Training Dives SELF-RESCUE REVIEW EXERCISE 1 – TIRED DIVER Assist a tired (rational) responsive diver at the surface EXERCISE 2 – PANICKED DIVER Rescue a panicked (irrational) diver EXERCISE 3 – RESPONSE FROM SHORE, BOAT OR DOCK Assist a (responsive diver) in distress EXERCISE 4 – DISTRESSED DIVER UNDERWATER correctly identify and respond to a diver simulating overexertion, panicked or out-of-air Emergencies. EXERCISE 5 – MISSING DIVER quickly and efficiently search for and locate a missing diver using an underwater search pattern.

EXERCISE 6 – SURFACING THE UNRESPONSIVE DIVER Use controlled positive buoyancy as an aid to ascent. EXERCISE 7 – UNRESPONSIVE DIVER AT THE SURFACE Make contact with and check for breathing on an (unresponsive diver) at the surface. EXERCISE 8 – EXITING THE UNRESPONSIVE DIVER Remove a breathing, (unresponsive diver) from the water both with and without assistance. EXERCISE 9 – FIRST AID FOR PRESSURE-RELATED INJURIES AND OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION Demonstrate steps and procedures for administering oxygen to a breathing, unresponsive diver with suspected decompression illness. Administer oxygen to a non breathing diver while using a pocket mask for rescue breathing. EXERCISE 10 – RESPONSE FROM SHORE/BOAT TO UNRESPONSIVE DIVER AT THE SURFACE Respond to a diver emergency that requires attending to a non breathing, (unresponsive diver) on the surface, demonstrating in water rescue breathing, exiting the water and then providing CPR.

Confined water training dives can be completed consecutively or over a few days. Typical confined water training environments are pools, Lakes or beach.

Dive Three: Skills Navigating a Compass Course with Headings on Underwater Markers • Navigate a compass course under water when new course headings (five or more ) are provided on underwater markers. • Draw a map of the underwater area covered by the course conducted during the dive.

Open Water Training Dives

There are 2 Rescue Diver training dives that will need to be completed before you can become a Certified PADI Rescue Diver. Dive One: SCENARIO 1 – UNRESPONSIVE DIVER UNDERWATER Search for and locate a missing diver during an accident simulation..

Dive Two: SCENARIO 2 – UNRESPONSIVE DIVER AT THE SURFACE effectively responding to an unresponsive, non breathing diver during an accident simulation. Evaluation, tow, in water rescue breathing, removing equipment, exiting and providing CPR.

Depths and Restrictions after Certification

This course does not change your depth rating or restrictions. Check your highest certification level for your depth rating and restrictions.

Required Scuba Gear

You will need the following gear for this course:

Standard Gear Set

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulator Set with Gauges, Dive Light, Knife/Cutters, SMB, Thermal Protection, Tanks and Weights

Specialty Gear Required For This Course

Dive Computer

A Primary Dive Light

Slate with Pencil


Rental Scuba Gear

Don’t have a complete set of gear yet? No Problem, we can rent you some or all of the gear you will need for this course. We do not rent Thermal Protection

Purchasing Scuba Gear

Why Purchase Your Scuba Gear from Us?

It’s simple. Nobody Beats Our Prices, Manufacturer Guarantees Or Customer Service Guaranteed. Your instructor will help you pick out the proper gear your course, make sure it’s properly adjusted and ready to dive. We have the best prices on thermal protection in town. We’ve got your back.

Personal Scuba Gear

New Gear

Stops do not go out and purchase Scuba gear from a third-party for your class. This could be an expensive mistake. New Scuba diving gear always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you have purchased your Scuba gear from a third-party either online or at another dive center and it has a malfunction during your class. You will have to pay to reschedule the portion of the class you missed due to your gear malfunction.

Used Gear

We do not accept gear that is Out of service, unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. Equipment must be serviced annually to be considered in service. If you have any questions on whether the gear you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free gear evaluation. We service and repair Scuba gear. Safety First!

Scuba Gear and Special Promotional Deals

Rental gear is typically not included in any special promotional deals. Please read the fine print on all special deals to find out whether your rental gear is included in your course.

Your Next Step

Extend Your Bottom Time With Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving.

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