A Dive Provo instructor shows a rescue diver how to calm someone on the surface
PADI eLearning Rescue Diver: A challenging, yet very rewarding course!

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.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. 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 and rescuing unresponsive divers.

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 15 years old may enroll in a Rescue Diver course.

You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

Prior to arriving on Provo students should register for Rescue Diver PADI E-learning program online. (The current cost of the program is $179.00 USD subject to change.) You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

All students must read and complete a PADI Medical Statement prior to participating in any course.  Should any of the medical history items noted on the Statement apply to you, you will need to consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. So please be sure to download and review this statement in advance.

This is a 2 day course on island.

Day One:  Spend time learning rescue skills and practicing techniques at the beach or close to shore.

Day Two: You will practice rescue scenarios from the dive boat.  Sadly there is no time during this course for a scenic tour of the reef.

Rescue Diver Certification
  • $495.00 USD per diver
  • Minimum of 2 students required
What’s Included:
  •  2 days Instruction and Review
  • PADI certification card fee
  • All dive equipment