Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. 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 way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken.

Our PADI Rescue Diver program is serious & challenging, but also exciting and very rewarding. It includes 12 OpenWater training exercises to fully prepare you in the event of a diving emergency. In addition to receiving your PADI Rescue Card, you’ll gain confidence and greatly enhance your diving performance.

Covered in this Course:

  • Self-Rescue and Diver Stress
  • Emergency Management and Equipment
  • Panicked Diver Response
  • In-Water Rescue Breathing Protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • Dive Accident Scenarios

Certification Required for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.




Completion of the PADI Advanced Diver Class or Equivalent Certification from another Agency plus 20 Logged Dives. Current EFR or CPR Rating

(Minimum age 15 to Register)

The Following Equipment is Required for this Class:

  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear

(Gear Ownership is Required at this Level)

  • Regulator System
  • B. C.
  • Tank
  • Wetsuit & Hood
  • Weight Belt

Plus the Following needed for your Rescue Class:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Safety Sausage*
  • Pocket Mask*

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.


  • Attend All Class Sessions and Complete All Assignments.

  • Attend Pool Sessions and Demonstrate Proficiency in Rescue Skills

  • Complete Four Dives and Demonstrate Skills

  • Pass Written Exam

 To View Class Schedules Click Here for Schedules & Information


Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • PADI Rescue Book
  • PADI Rescue Slates
  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.
  • (4) Rescue Scenario Dives over (1) day with Instructor Supervision
  • FREE “Pro Diver Upgrade” when you Sign up for our DiveMaster Class.

ADD the Required EFR Class to your 1st Session Rescue Class for only $149 Extra (If you have a Current EFR Rating – no need to add this class)

Ask about the FREE “Pro Diver Upgrade” offer when you take both your
Rescue Diver & DiveMaster Class with Pacific Wilderness ($199 Value!)