The PADI Rescue Diver course is serious fun! One of the most challenging but also one of the most rewarding courses you will do. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water both for yourself and for others. You will become a more confident diver learning to recognize problems before they occur, improving your skills and knowing that you can help others if needed. You will practice problem solving skills until they become second nature, making you a better buddy.  All under the supervision of our experienced PADI instructors.

And... What better place to become a more aware diver than in the beautiful crystal blue Caribbean waters of Isla Mujeres!


(duration 4 days) $ 440 USD




One of the most challenging but definitely one of the most rewarding of the PADI courses. Learn to prevent and manage problems in and out of the water. Become more confident in your skills as a diver, learn how to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills. 



The PADI Rescue Course consists of both theory and practical applications.


There are 5 knowledge development sections to be reviewed along with the PADI rescue video.

The book can be supplied either in the physical form or the more environmental digital format.

Students need to complete or already have completed a first aid course within the last 24 months.

Students that sign up for both the rescue and the EFR course (Emergency First Response) will have

a free Oxygen Provider course (O2 Provider) included in the costs.


An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) needs to be completed before certification.

The EAP deals with how to get to help safely in the environment that you are diving in.



  • How to deal with minor & major dive emergencies 

  • What to look for and how to respond

  • A variety of techniques



  • Rescue exercises 

  • Knowledge and skills during rescue scenarios


The price for the Rescue Diver is $ 440 USD.

If you need to do the EFR, it will be an additional $ 150 USD.


If you wish to save time and do the theory at home, then there is also the option of elearning. It is a little more expensive as you will get all the videos, exams and literature supplied directly by PADI. This option is paid directly to PADI and is available only in English at this moment. This would then give you a reduction with us and the rescue course would be reduced to $ 360 USD.





An example of a typical schedule for the PADI Rescue Diver Course goes like this



Day 1/2

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch Rescue video and complete chapters 1, 2 and 3


Day 1

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Confined Water session

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Complete chapters 4 and 5


Day 2

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

EFR all day and O2 provider

(if you already have EFR then the day will be spent completing outstanding chapters

and completing an Emergency Action Plan)


Day 3

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Confined Water session    

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Complete any remaining theory and exam


Day 4 

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

2 x Open Water Dives



This is a rough schedule and depends upon many variables such as the weather, student’s ability to study and complete required course work in time and other factors. The schedule may be changed at the discretion of the instructor.








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.

There are confined and open water sections that deal with self-rescue and 10 rescue exercises to be practiced in both confined and open water.


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


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




Before Arriving to Isla Mujeres


Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. 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.


After Arriving to Isla Mujeres


If you have not already begun your diving adventure with elearning the dive center also gives you the option of using a physical book or downloading an ebook. We generally recommend the ebook as you may download this from a choice of languages and is more environmentally friendly. If you are traveling around, using an ebook will reduce the amount of weight that you have to carry with you as you continue your journey.





You will use your * basic scuba equipment and you will also need a pocket mask to practice in water resuscitation. You will be working with an oxygen unit, marker buoys, floats and if you are doing EFR with us then you will be working with CPR mannequins. Your PADI instructor can help explain the equipment that you will use and can help guide you as to what you might need in your personal gear such as first aid kit, DSMB, and reel, which will be useful throughout your diving career SEE MORE





PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive 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.






Q: Can I start on any day?

A: You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and medical has been completed and if the weather permits


Q: What if I do not pass the exam?

A: You must score 75% to pass your exams. If you do not reach this pass rate, your instructor will work with you to attend to any incorrect answers. You may then do a makeup exam. This will continue until you understand all the questions and reach the necessary pass rate. Don`t worry, we are here to help.


Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then we can

  • Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months

  • Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy


Q: I might have a medical issue

A: We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any yes responses on your medical form. If there is a yes, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.


Q: I have recently completed a first aid course with another organization. Will this count?

A: As long as you completed it within the last 24 months and have proof of certification we can accept this.



Q: My friend/partner is doing a rescue course and I am an open water diver. Can I help and join in the fun and training?

A: Of course. PADI Open Water Divers may participate in Rescue Diver course Knowledge Development and Rescue Exercises in confined water. Knowledge development will be credited toward the rescue diver course. Skills learned in confined water will prepare you to repeat rescue exercises in open water.



Q: I only have my Adventure Diver certification and have not completed my Advanced. I wish to do the rescue now and finish my Advanced later. Is this possible?

A: Yes. The prerequisites are PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification — must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. You may complete your advanced after the course when conditions or time allows.

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