Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver program builds your confidence and competence as a recreational diver.

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.

Cancelation Policy – Course fees are due upon class enrollment to guarantee your space in the class.  Class fees are non-refundable within 14 days of the class start date and are non-transferable within 7 days of class start time.  Once PADI eLearning codes are assigned and redeemed (student account is created) these codes are non-refundable ($178ea).  One class date transfer is allowed for a fee of $90.  All course fees are forfeited if you do not attend.

Course Fee

$348 per person.  Click here to purchase a Rescue class

EFR Beginner Class is $179 per person (includes PADI eLearning code & tuition).


  • Online eLearning Code (at your pace from the comfort of your home)
  • Two pool sessions (short sessions in our ONSITE pool)
  • Dive Scene Management Slate
  • Pocket Mask
  • Open water scenarios (one morning at the lake)
  • Certification card processing

What you Need

We suggest divers completing the Rescue Diver Course – or any other continuing education programs – have their own scuba gear, but rentals are available. You’ll also need…

  • Signaling device (surface and underwater)
  • Pocket mask and slate (this is included with your class)
  • First aid kit
  • In order to processes your PADI Rescue Diver certification card , proof of a current (within 24 months) CPR/First Aid Certification is required (This course is also offered at Aquaventure – call for dates)

Your Next Adventure

The PADI Divemaster program.


PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

Aquaventure Dive & Photo instructors will not allow you into the water until the proper documents have been completed and signed.

Required Forms

All forms are now sent digitally after registering for a class.