Rescue Diver

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.


  • Adults with PADI Advanced Certification -or- Adventure Certified Divers who have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • PADI Junior Advanced Certification -or- Junior Adventure Certified Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • PADI Emergency First Response or proof of current CPR and First Aid certification



The PADI Rescue Diver Manual and video tapes are designed for self-study with review questions to be answered and turned in at the end of each section. Questions encountered while reading the text will be answered by the instructor. A final exam will be administered and a score of 75% or more must be attained. Pool sessions will be conducted in our on-site pool to prepare for open water training.


The open water training is comprised of 10 open water exercises and 2 scenarios conducted over a two day period.  The following scenarios will be performed during open water training:

  • Response to a tired diver
  • Panicked diver at the surface
  • Distressed diver under water
  • Search for a missing diver
  • Surfacing an unconscious diver
  • Response to a conscious victim via shore or boat
  • Response to an unconscious diver
  • Egress with an unconscious diver
  • First aid for pressure-related accidents
  • Response to an unconscious victim via shore or boat


Organize and conduct a quick, effective search (both surface and underwater for a missing diver


Working in a coordinated, organized manner, effectively handle all phases of a diving accident, including locating, surfacing and transporting an unconscious diver to first aid procedures, control and summoning medical assistance.


  • PADI Rescue Diver Student Kit (manual, accident management slate, pocket mask) – $77.70
  • PADI Rescue Diver DVD – $37.60
  • PADI certification processing fee – $39.45

COURSE FEE: $175.00


  • All class and pool sessions
  • Two days of open water training with a certified PADI Instructor
  • Tanks, weights and wetsuit for open water dives
  • 10% discount on all diving equipment purchased during your term as a student (course materials, sale items, and equipment rentals are excluded)


  • BCD, regulator, computer, etc. for the open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations

2016 RESCUE COURSE DATES: (6:00PM – 10:00PM)

October 10th, 12th & 14th
November 14th, 16th & 18th
December 12th, 14th & 16th

2017 RESCUE COURSE DATES: (6:00PM – 10:00PM)

January  9th, 11th & 13th
February 13th, 15th & 17th
March 13th, 15th & 17th
April 10th, 12th & 14th
May 8th, 10th & 12th
June 13th, 15th & 17th
July 10th, 12th & 14th
August 14th, 16th & 18th
September 18th, 20th & 22nd
October 9th, 11th & 13th
November 13th, 15th & 17th
December 11th, 13th & 15th


October 22nd & 23rd
Nov 12th & 13th
Dec 10th & 11th
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT


January 7th & 8th
February 4th & 5th
March 4th & 5th
April 7th & 8th
May 6th & 7th
May 28th & 29th
June 10th & 11th
June 24th & 25th
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
July 8th & 9th
July 22nd & 23rd
August  12th & 13th
August 26th & 27th
September 9th & 10th
October 7th & 8th
November 4th & 5th
December 2nd & 3rd
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT

The best buddy one can ever have is a self-reliant diver who not only can manage themselves, but can assist other people in difficult circumstances.  The skills learned in the PADI Rescue Diver Course will expand your knowledge of diving, increase your level of diving skills and make you more aware of what is happening around you in the diving environment.