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 qualifying and current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Participant must complete a PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document
  • If participant has a “yes” checked on their Diver’s Medical Questionnaire form, we must insist they consult a physician before participating in any scuba diving programs. They will need to have a doctor sign off on a Medical Statement Participant Record, clearing them to scuba dive. This form must be presented to Underwater Phantaseas on the day of their scheduled participation.



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) - $83.50
  • PADI Rescue Diver DVD - $40.50
  • PADI certification processing fee - $43.60

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

2018 RESCUE COURSE DATES: (6:00PM - 10:00PM)

January 15th, 17th & 19th May 14th, 16th & 18th September 10th, 12th & 14th
February 12th, 14th & 16th June 11th, 13th & 15th October 8th, 10th & 12th
March 12th, 14th & 16th July 16th, 18th & 20th November 12th, 14th & 16th
April 9th, 11th & 13th August 13th, 15th & 17th December 10th, 12th & 14th


January 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT July 7th & 8th Aurora Reservoir
February 17th & 18th Homestead Crater, UT July 21st & 22nd Aurora Reservoir
March 17th & 18th Homestead Crater, UT August 11th & 12th Aurora Reservoir
April 14th & 15th Homestead Crater, UT August 25th & 26th Aurora Reservoir
May 5th & 6th Homestead Crater, UT September 8th & 9th Aurora Reservoir
May 27th & 28th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 6th & 7th Homestead Crater, UT
June 9th & 10th  Aurora Reservoir November 10th & 11th Homestead Crater, UT
June 23rd & 24th Aurora Reservoir December 8th & 9th 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.