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.
Advanced Open Water Divers, or Adventure Divers who have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, who are at least 12 years old may enroll in the 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, or show proof of equivalent training from American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
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:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course.
$189 per person purchased via PADI
+ Rescue Diver Course:
$210 per person
Deduct $50 if you use your own
Regulator, BCD, and Dive Computer
= Total Course Price:
$399 per person
$349 if you use your own
Regulator, BCD, and Dive Computer
Course tuition includes:
PADI Rescue Diver eLearning
PADI Rescue Diver Slate
Resuscitation pocket mask
Training in the pool with our professional instructors and divemasters
Open Water training dives with our professional instructors and divemasters*
Rental tank and weights
PADI Certification card
*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included unless otherwise specified above.
Click the button below to sign up for PADI eLearning - Rescue Diver to get started immediately. The web-based system covers all the Rescue Diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program.
Once you purchase the eLearning component of the course, stop by or give us a call at 214-227-2494 to register for your Rescue Diver Course.
Student Agreement: By registering for the Rescue Diver Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.
Rescue Diver Course Schedule
Important Medical Form
All student divers are required to complete the Diver Medical Form. Read the form carefully and answer questions honestly. If you can answer "Yes" to question 3, 5, or 10, OR any question on page 2, then you are required to obtain a physician's release on this form, without restrictions, before participating in any in-water Rescue Diver training.
In addition to your basic scuba gear, you’ll need a pocket mask with oxygen inlet to practice in-water resuscitation. This is included in your course tuition.
During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
Check with Scuba Frisco to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.
The Next Step
With your PADI Rescue Diver certification, you're just steps from the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving horizons even more by going pro as a PADI Divemaster. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.