PADI Rescue Diver


Rescue Diver - Pool PracticeExpand your knowledge and abilities in emergency procedures, accident management, and problem solving while building confidence in your personal scuba skills. The program training takes place over the course of one weekend: the Saturday sessions alternate between classroom and pool training in San Jose, the Sunday session consists of ocean training in Monterey. The following topics will be covered:

  • Self-rescue and recognizing and dealing with diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing
  • Managing dive accident scenarios
  • Skin diving and scuba rescue simulations

Rescue Diver - Ocean EgressPrerequisites

  • You must have an Advanced Open Water certification from a recognized agency (PADI, NAUI, SSI, SDI, etc.).
  • You must have completed a sanctioned CPR & 1st Aid course from a recognized agency (American Red Cross, PADI, American Health & Safety, etc.) within the last 24 months. You may complete this certification during or after the Rescue course, but you must be current to receive a Rescue Diver Card.
  • You should be in reasonable physical condition for this course as it is fairly strenuous.
  • You must be at least 15 years old to participate.

Rescue Diver - CPR and AEDTraining Materials

  • PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak

Training Fee


  • Course fees include instruction fees and facility fees.
  • Course fees do not cover training materials, certification card, and rental gear (Students who need to rent gear will receive a 20% discount off our normal rental rate).

Upcoming Classes

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