Rescue Diver Certification Course

Rescue Diver Certification Course – Becoming a Rescue Diver is highly rewarding, builds confidence and helps you to gain skills to help fellow divers.

  • Time Needed to Complete Course: Minimum 2-4 days
  • Minimum age requirement: 12 years of age


  • Proof of PADI Advanced Diver Certification or equivalent level of training with other agencies. This is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level (at least two certifications total), with proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • Certification of CPR-Primary care and basic first aid (secondary care) within the past two years (24 months). Ask about PADI Emergency First Response course for details.

Course Requirements 

  • Knowledge reviews for five chapters included in student manual.
  • Ten training exercises conducted under the direct supervision of a PADI certified instructor that will give you hands on practice in assessing situations where divers are in trouble or having problems.
  • Four open water rescue scenarios where you can get practical experience dealing with simulated diver dilemmas. These scenarios will give you experiences to draw on in the event a real-life problem should occur.

You will be required to fill out and sign the Medical Liability Release & Assumption of Risk Forms prior to participation. Click Here. 

In addition, if there is any medical condition which would preclude you from diving, you would need your doctor’s signature on the Medical Release Form (signature valid for 12 months).

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Rescue Diver Certification Course

Bill Beard

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