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.

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 (this is included with your PADI materials)
  • First aid kit

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