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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.  In essence, being a RESCUE DIVER makes you a "Better Buddy"!  As a parent diving with your kids this is aMUST HAVE SPECIALTY! You'll cover:

• Self-rescue and diver stress
• Emergency management and equipment
• Panicked diver response
• In-water rescue breathing protocols
• Egress (exits)
• Dive accident scenarios


There are three scheduled classroom/pool sessions.  During these sessions your instructor will review and collect each of the five knowledge reviews you completed at home, provide you with some hints and suggestions to optimize your water experience and discuss what equipment you will need for the course.


Your confined water training sessions include 10 rescue training exercises and several practice rescue scenarios.  The exercises will allow you to apply and practice a variety of technique, while developing your skill and self-confidence.

Open Water Scenarios

This is where you will have the opportunity to further your skill development and learning by practicing four realistic emergency scenarios in an open water environment.

Course Prerequisites

• To participate in the open water exercises and scenarios, you must be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization showing proof of certification beyond entry level (at least two certifications total), with proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
• Be at least 12 years of age.
• Must have successfully completed a sanctioned course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-Primary Care) and basic first aid(Secondary Care)within the past two years (24 months).


Part of being a prepared Rescue Diver is having the proper safety equipment. Beyond the standard scuba equipment, you will need to own the following safety items:

• Signaling device
• First aid kit

Course Fee

$310 and includes classes, materials and dives

Emergency First Response & Refresher Course

Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too.  Whether at home, at work or just at the park playing with the dog, would you know what to do if someone nearby needed emergency medical aid?  Every day trained laypeople are providing a helping hand which may prevent death, suffering and long term disability. Our EFR course will teach you the steps and techniques for handling emergencies through the ABCD's to a patient's lifeline.

Independent study with your Emergency First Response Manual and DVD will prepare you for the skills portion of the course.  Your instructor will demonstrate various skills, allow you to practice the skills and introduce you to a number of thought-provoking scenarios.  You will also be introduced to Automated External Defibrillators and Emergency Oxygen care (they are simply orientations to AED and Oxygen care. We do provide separate certification courses for each).

View the Emergency First Response DVD
Read the EFR Participant Manual (Primary and Secondary care
Complete the Primary and the Secondary Care Knowledge Review
Arrive for class ready to learn new skills and be prepared for some realistic scenarios    

There is no minimum age,  Anyone with a desire to learn can participate.

During this course you will perform all the same skills as in the standard EFR

$87.50 per person for either course and includes Participant Manual, DVD and course completion card.

Emergency First Response courses encompass:
• CPR for adults, children and infants
• First aid for adults, children and infants
• Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
• The Emergency First Response Instructor and Instructor courses


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