Rescue SCUBA Diver Course

“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.

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.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes 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. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation. The Rescue Diver Crewpak is included in your course fee.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must
  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Upcoming Open Water Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here

Class: Dates & Times: Instructor Cost: Space
Rescue   Starts Thu Jun 15 2023 5:30 PM
eLearning option +$65.
Class: Jun 15, Jun 16 5:30-8:30PM
Dive: Jun 17 9AM-3:30PM, Jun 18 9AM-12PM
Summer $375 2


Minimum age 12 years.
Equipment provided by student Student is responsible for providing their own gear or can rent from Aquatic Safaris.
Services provided by Aquatic Safaris Pool session, classroom session, Open Water scenarios.
Course cost $395 per student. Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning material.
Required books & materials Rescue Diver CrewPak – included in course fee.
Additional expenses Charter if student wants to do Open Water scenarios in the ocean.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
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