PADI Rescue Diver Course

One of the most valuable SCUBA courses that you will ever take.

The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun – many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favorite!

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Adventure Diver / Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) with completed Underwater Navigation Dive; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months.

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. 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

The academic training is completed via PADI eLearning and all online training must be completed prior to checking in at the dive center on the first day of your training. The course length is 3 days and includes several pool and / or boat training sessions, and instructor fees.

Cost: $599
+ $189 eLearning

Required Deposit: $400

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Age Requirement

12 Years or Older

Course Prerequisites:

Adventure Diver / Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)

Required Equipment:
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Cutting Tool
  • Compass
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)

The remaining gear required can be rented from Key Largo Dive Center. View our rental gear.

Notice About PADI Certification Card Issuance Policy:

PADI recently updated its Certification Card policy. New certifications are issued using a digital e-card, viewable by downloading and using the PADI app. Plastic certification cards are available at an additional cost.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

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