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rescue diver

padi rescue diver

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.


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

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$ 510 USD






You will need an EFR® Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. Training may be completed along with the rescue diver course


Students that sign up for both the Rescue and the PADI EFR course (Emergency First Response) will have a free Care for Children upgrade ($ 55 USD value) included in the costs.


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


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


Performance Requirements

  • Complete five knowledge development segments and exam.

  • Demonstrate skills from the Self-Rescue Review either in confined or open water.

  • Demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1-10 in open water.

  • Participate in Rescue Scenarios 1 and 2 in open water.

  • Prepare an emergency assistance plan for a dive site.


This course can be completed in 4 days time.

Here is a possible example schedule (please contact us for further scheduling options):

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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 Adventure Diver course.



You will be assigned a code upon receival of course deposit for 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. You will be assigned a code upon receival of course deposit


The elearning may be completed while on the island but you will need to complete key components before being able to proceed with certain sections of the course. Time allowance has been made during your course to allow for study. You still have the benefit of being able to study in the place of your choosing, be it in your hotel room, beach or beside our swimming pool


Equipment is included with the course. 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



Minimum age 15 years

Minimum age 12 years (Junior Rescue diver)


PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are

at least 12 years old and have completed

the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a PADI 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 this course.


Your instructor may also offer Care for Children upgrade at the same time

if booked in conjunction with your PADI Rescue Diver Course

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