PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step 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. Confined Water Sessions
  4. 2 days Rescue Skills and Scenarios in Open Water

*The theory and confined water sessions are held over 2 days, and the open water sessions over 1 days.

Our Price

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

    • PADI e-Learning Course - $184
    • Confined Water Training - $200 ( During Covid-19, both confined water training and openwater training will be conducted in Dutch Springs PA. The package price is $350 per person. )
  • Equipment Rental $30/day 

Dutch Springs Openwater Training 2 Days Training Required

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

**Please make appointment for theory 1 week before the class. Reschedule has to be done 2 days before the class, no additional fee required. Fees apply for reschedule in 2 days before the class.

***Please make appointment for Confined Water and Open Water Training 2 week before the class. Reschedule has to be done 2 weeks before the class, no additional fee required. Fees apply for reschedule in 2 weeks before the class.

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

    Big Blue upholds the highest standards in the diving industry.


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