Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.  And the course is serious fun!

What do you learn as a PADI Rescue Diver?

PADI Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding.

How does the course work?

Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken. During rescue scenarios, you put to practice your knowledge and skills.

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress and other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

 PADI Rescue Diver Course materials are available in eLearning formats or traditional book and video.   You will need to have Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water diver to enroll in the course. In addition, you will need PADI First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) within the prior 24 months. This training may be completed during the Rescue course.

Course prerequisites:

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Emergency First Response Course

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