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.



Online training or eLearning is known as the "knowledge development" portion of the PADI Rescue Diver Course. The online training consists of multiple sections, with a series of questions to be answered at the end of each section. It is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it's convenient for you. Complete the academics online in preparation for your class & pool sessions. 


During the classroom session, students review the information in the PADI Rescue Diver online eLearning training. Questions encountered during the online eLearning will be answered by the instructor, and a “quick review” quiz will be administered. In the pool, students practice skills that will be used during the open water dives.


10 open water exercises and 2 scenarios, over a minimum period of 2 days are required to complete the Rescue Diver Certification. 


  • 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 at 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.


  • Rescue Diver eLearning - Touch (includes PADI proscessing fee) - $224.00
  • Rescue Diver eLearning Crew-Pak W/Pocket Mask - $92.00



COURSE FEE: $175.00*

* Discounted course fee is based on purchasing necessary materials directly from UnderwaterPhantaseas. Retail cost is $225.00


  • All class and pool sessions
  • 2 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

2024 RESCUE COURSE DATES: (6:00PM - 9:00PM)

January 16 & 18

February 13 & 15

March 19 & 21

April 16 & 18


May 28 & 30

June 18 & 20

July 16 & 18

August 20 & 22


September 17 & 19

October 22 & 24

November 19 & 21

December 17 & 19



January 13 & 14

March 9 & 10

May 4 & 5

June 22 & 23

July 13 & 14


Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir



August 10 & 11

August 24 & 25

September 7 & 8

November 9 & 10



Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

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.