• Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver


Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. It's challenging, yet very rewarding.

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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because 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. During the 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 serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Knowledge Development - Academics are done on-line at home, then one classroom session at Scubatude before your pool and ocean sessions.

Confined Water Dives – You will develop your rescue skills in a  heated swimming pool.

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

Open (ocean) Water Dives – You will put your training to the test with realistic rescue scenarios. 

  • Advanced Diver or Adventure Diver w/ Navigation dive
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Be in good health
  • Have current First Aid and CPR certifications*

*First Aid & CPR certification courses can be taken with the Rescue Diver Course.

  • Course tuition
  • PADI eLearning
  • Classroom, pool, and ocean sessions
  • PADI Certification fee

Not included in your course fee is the PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak, and your personal gear, which includes:

Mask, fins, snorkel, hood, boots and gloves. Certified divers are expected to provide their own scuba gear, including BCD, regulators, computer, wetsuit or dry suit, tanks, and weights. These items are available for rent if needed.

Some courses may require boat or ferry fees. Any additional fees are not included.


2 reviews for Rescue Diver

  • Darren

    Aug 18, 2021

    I was fortunate to have Robert Arak and Jim Lowrey as my instructor and DM during this course. They work together like a well oiled machine and make this course very informative, relevant, fun, while also quite challenging. Becoming a Rescue Diver is something that every diver should consider and aspire to be. The skills taught and practiced are something that I will think about on every future dive and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from these two talented individuals. Don't just take my word for it though... take the course and learn how to begin to make a difference!

  • Tom

    Jul 23, 2019

    Jodi was my instructor, and she was great. Knowledgable, helpful, personable and a very effective teacher. I learned a tremendous amount in a short time in her class, and hope to learn more in the future. I HIGHLY recommend the entire Scubatude team!

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