PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver TrainingBeginning diver courses generally limit emergency skill training to self rescue and tired diver assists. Why?

  • Beginning students lack sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to truly master complex rescue skills.
  • There is simply not enough time in most beginning scuba courses to cover all the rescue and emergency management skills that every diver should have.

The PADI Rescue Diver course comes at a place in the learning continuum (between Advanced and Divemaster) when students have sufficient knowledge and experience to truly master comprehensive rescue skills. It covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems.
  • Dive first aid.
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • Underwater problems.
  • Missing diver procedures.
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
  • Dive accident scenarios.

The Rescue Diver course is also a key step in obtaining the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.

PADI recently introduced a package of completely revised and updated Rescue Diver course materials. The new materials not only make learning easier, they enable students to begin the self-study portion Rescue Diver training in tandem with the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

For more information, or to enroll, call (630) 833-8383.

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent), and Emergency First Response (or equivalent First Aid/CPR) required before participating in the open-water portion of the Rescue Diver course.


Places and Times

What When Starts Ends
Classroom Two Monday Evenings 6:30 pm 9:30 pm
Pool One Sunday Afternoon 4:00 pm 7:00 pm
Open Water One Sunday 1:00 pm 5:00 pm


2017 Course Dates

Classroom Pool Open Water Open Water
June 5 & 12 June 18

June 25

Pearl Lake

August 7 & 14

August 20 August 27 Pearl Lake
October 9 & 16 October 22 October 29 Haigh Quarry
(Contact Underseas Scuba Center)