PADI Rescue Diver Course

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the most important course along the journey of a recreational Scuba Diver and it’s the bare minimum a recreational diver should achieve in their quest for certifications, while our Rescue Diver program is the most in-depth and thorough offering.

Most Scuba Divers encounter a problem above or below the water at some point in their career, so knowing how to prevent and control these problems before they happen is essential.

Dive Accidents are most likely to happen to new divers within the first 20 dives of their career, but what happens if they’re unprepared for these obstacles? This can lead to unfavourable outcomes.  Our PADI Rescue Diver Course helps you create the right responses to failures, accidents, injuries and other scenarios through some very realistic knowledge and water development sessions.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course helps give Scuba Diver’s a more adequate self image of themselves under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.

Learn how handle a situation when things go wrong underwater or on the surface, as we make some of the wildest and most imaginable scenarios possible.

You can pair the PADI Rescue Course with PADI Emergency First Responder and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Courses at a Discounted Bundle and save money today.

Make diving safer for you and everyone with the most fun PADI course – Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver is the one dive course that many graduates would call their favourite and most Memorable PADI diving course.

If you’ve got your Advanced Open Water certification under your belt, then the PADI Rescue Diver Course  is your next step towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.  Many of our DDS Divers also combine this course with the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty because they had so much fun.

Students will gain life saving skills that will help them to save themselves and other divers from a potentially dangerous situation and test their own personal limits and comfort.

Who should take this course?

The Rescue Diver Course is a must for anyone whether you’re an avid diver, or even more importantly, the diver who dives down south on vacation, as once a year divers are more likely to experience a diver in distress.

Many divers have received improper training from other shops or instructors, many divers have NOT kept up their level of proficiency or personal diving skills, equipment configuration or knowledge.

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Details of what you’ll learn:

Dan’s Rescue Diver program encompasses advanced dive theory, rescue techniques such as prevention, readiness to respond, First Aid, CPR, decompression injuries, underwater search and recovery, specialized equipment, equipment care and maintenance, pool and open water sessions.

There will be a weekend of Open Water Training Scenarios where Divers will experience simulated “real life” situations that they could encounter in a real diving situation such as out of air divers, missing divers, a panic diver, diver with a pressure related injury, diver requiring immediate first aid, unconscious diver and many other scenarios.

Our course is well over 25 hours of action packed information, diving and excitement.

What gear do you need?

You will need your personal scuba equipment, along with a surface marker, safety reel or spool 100′-150′ of line, waterproof notebook or dive slate, cutting tools, CPR/O2 pocket mask, audible surface signalling device.

DDS will supply all oxygen related first aid equipment, rescue throw bags, etc.


Divers need to be certified Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Maintain Current First Aid/CPR (Emergency First Response and Oxygen Provider Courses are available and often run near the Rescue dates), Minimum age of 15 years old.

Cost is only $395 + HST and includes PADI Rescue Diver E-Learning, and Certification Fee.

Add PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider conducted the same night for only $125.00+HST. PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course regularly $175.00+HST.

If you’re interested in this course come in and get your books and start your journey to safer diving today.

Where can I go from here?

Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Intro To Tech
  • Solo Diver