The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills, so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. It can be done in 3 days.

You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization). You may participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

To participate in the open water rescue training sessions and open water rescue scenarios, you must be at least 15 years of age and a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization. You must have completed EFR or a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and manage dive emergencies.

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all professional level PADI courses like the PADI Divemaster certification.