Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned in your Advanced Course, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

Rescue Scuba Diver


2017 Courses

Class & Pool Ocean Dives
Oct 19 Nov 04/05 Schedule Register

2018 Courses

Class & Pool Ocean Dives
Jan 30 Feb 03/04 Schedule Register
Apr 11 Apr 21/22 Schedule Register
Jul 19 Jul 28/29 Schedule Register
Oct 18 Oct 27/28 Schedule Register

Need a different schedule. Just ask - we will do our best to accommodate! We will offer this course with a minimum of two students.


Course Curriculum

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we will send documentation via email. We will also provide your access codes to the learning material. You will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session. You should also review the Required Forms and come into the store to get fitted for gear.

Class Session

We host the classroom session(s) at the store, prior to your ocean dives. You must have completed your knowledge reviews along with any other required course forms prior to your first classroom session. This is also a good opportunity to purchase any required gear for the course that you may not already own. Finally, if you haven't been fitted for gear or made your rental booking for your dives, we can take care of this during the classroom session. Classroom sessions typically run from 7pm to 9pm, however, you should check the specific course schedule for your program.

Pool Session

After your classroom session, we head off to our local pool to put some of your new skills to use. It is especially important that your medical documentation is completed prior to your pool session. Students who arrive with incomplete medical documentation may not be able to participate in the pool session and may be subject to additional fees for a make up session. Please discuss any concerns with our store staff well before your first in-water training session. You will need to be able to transport yourself and your gear to the pool, which is about a 5 minute drive away. Pool sessions typically run from 9pm to 11pm, however, you should check the specific course schedule for your program.

Rental Gear Pick Up

While most rental gear is included in our programs, you will still need to make a gear booking to ensure that you get the specific gear and sizes you require for your course. The earlier you make this booking, the easier it is to accommodate your needs. In addition, you will need to pick up your gear, the day prior to your ocean dives. We do not transport gear to the site. We are open on Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

Ocean Dives

Finally, you are ready to head to the ocean! You will complete your dives at one of our local training sites. Meet time is typically 8am at the dive site, however, you should confirm this with your instructor at the classroom session.

At the site, you will be assembling and disassembling your own equipment before, after and between dives. Each dive is briefed and debriefed and logged and lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. The day is usually wrapping up by late afternoon and we return to the shop each day to complete our log books and change tanks or put away gear.


What gear will you need?

We Provide:
  • PADI Rescue Diver eLearning Pass
  • Use of basic scuba gear including dry suit and hood, BCD, regulator set, tanks and weights. If you don't already have your drysuit specialty, you will need to take the Drysuit Specialty or provide your own wetsuit (must be suitable for conditions).
You Provide:
Personal Gear Safety Gear Specialty Kit
  • mask
  • snorkel
  • fins
  • gloves
  • knife
  • dive computer
  • whistle
  • compass
  • surface marker
  • pocket mask

Course Prerequisites

You need to be a minimum of 12 years old, have completed your Advanced Diver course, and DrySuit certifications to enroll in this program.

You must also be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response courses.

PADI courses are progressive and build on your previous dive experience. For all of our PADI courses, we require that you have recent cold water diving experience to enroll. To determine if you need additonal experience, select the option below which best describes your dive history:

I have been cold water diving in the last six months.

Great. You are ready to join us on this course.

I have been cold water diving but it was between six and twelve months ago.

No problem! Come out for a Local Fun Dive to brush up on your cold water technique.

I have been diving in the last year - but it wasn't cold water.

We can help. Join us for a Discover Local Dive experience to learn about the differences between diving in the warm water and local conditions.

It's been more than a year since I have been in the water.

We understand! Come out and get Reactivated!

I'd like to speak to someone about the best way to get ready for this course.

That's why we are here. Just call and we will help you choose the right first steps.


Ocean Pro Divers Difference

Free Lifetime Refreshers

We know how important it is for you to keep your Rescue skills up to date. Once you have completed a Rescue course with us, you are welcome to join us for any future Rescue course at no charge. You only cost is whatever rental gear you may require.

Attending a Rescue Refresher can be a great opportunity to develop or strengthen your skills before you move on to the Divemaster program.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

Your Next Adventure

You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.

Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver - a rating that puts you in a class of distinction - writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.

Course Fee: $329

(Not eligible for discount speacials unless specifically included)