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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

PADI E-Learn

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

The Fun Part

The fun part of 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." PADI Scuba Rescue Diver courses are thorough and challenging. You will practice rescue techniques and learn how to adapt your new found skills to suit a variety of different situations both in and out of the water. In addition, the "toolbox" of techniques, skills and knowledge you have accumulated throughout the Rescue Diver program will give you the awareness and confidence to handle almost any emergency situation.

What You Learn

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver Manual and a pocket mask. You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your PADI Instructor. This toolbox of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course together, these three courses round out your ability to handle any scuba diving emergency.

Your course price includes

  • Instruction
  • Training materials
  • Pool and Certification Fees

Price: $285/person or $380/eLearning

  • Class size is limited to 4 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year-around

  *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trip(s).

For more information or to schedule a Rescue Diver class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.

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