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    PADI Rescue Diver Course

    The PADI Rescue Diver course is pivotal in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves, and begin to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor). Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency. By its nature, the course is demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, this course should be an enjoyable challenge that builds up your confidence.

    There is more than one way to accomplish a task and keep all your equipment in sight together or know where you put it!

    How Do You Get Started

    • Be 12 years of age or older
      * Note: 12-14-year-old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications
    • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
    • Completed EFR Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
    • Logged 20 scuba dives

    Course Setup

    1. Self-study
    2. Theory Sessions
    3. 2 days Rescue Skills and Scenarios in Open Water

    *The confined water sessions are held over one day, and the open water sessions are over one day.

    Our Price

    Theory and Confined water training (the open water dives can be done on referral)

    1. PADI e-Learning - $223.70
    2. Openwater Training 2 Days - $600
    3. Equipment Rental - $50

     *Full price has to be paid before class. No same-day payment is accepted.

    **Please make an appointment for theory one week before the class. Reschedule has to be done two days before the class; no additional fee is required. Fees apply for rescheduling two days before the class.

    ***Please make an appointment for Confined Water and Open Water Training 2 weeks before the class. Reschedule has to be done two weeks before the class; no additional fee is required. Fees apply for rescheduling two weeks before the class.

      ****Personal equipment requirement is a mask, snorkel, booties, SMB & dive knife.

      Before your register

      First: Click here to join the PADI Club to make your e-Learning 20% Off and get more benefits!

      Then: Click here to register Your e-Learning

      Big Blue upholds the highest standards in the diving industry.


      Please call 1(516)869-1888 or email  info@bigbluescuba.com for more information.