Rescue Diver


We have courses starting every month with limited availability.
Please call the shop for up to date information about availability and schedules.


What you will learn

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


  • At least 15 years of age
  • Advanced Open Water Diver

Course Logistics

The program consists of a classroom presentation followed by a written exam. You must score 75% on the exam to continue to the in-water training portion of the class.

The in-water portion of the class is conducted over 2 days.

The first day you will be presented with 10 mini scenarios. These include tired diver, a panicked diver at the surface, locate a missing diver, ascent with a non-responsive diver, among others. Some of these scenarios will be done multiple times to show you different possible reactions of divers in these situations.

The second day we do two large scenarios that tie all of the mini-scenarios together. Instead of handling one problem, you will conduct an entire rescue using all of the skills learned on the first day in the water.


Required Materials

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Diving Accident Management Work Slate
  • PADI Rescue Diver Video
  • Compass
  • Dive computer
  • Log book


  • Tuition: $300
  • Other Costs: Rental gear and air fills if required