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Rescue Diver

The 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.




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 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

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course.


Total Course Price:

   $350 per person

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*

  • Certification processing

  • PADI Certification card

*Scuba park admission, air fills, and scuba equipment rental not included unless otherwise specified above.

Get Started

Call us at 214-227-2494 to get signed up today! With PADI eLearning you can 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.


Student Agreement: By registering for the Rescue Diver Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.

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.


The Gear

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.

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