PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

Why PADI Rescue Diver? The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.


What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

What will I do? Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress Rescue Diver Pak
  • Dive first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water artificial respiration
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

Class Cost: $550.


  • PADI Rescue Diver eLearning
  • PADI Accident Management Slate
  • Rescue Breathing Mask
  • Certification Fees


  • Rental gear
  • EFR / First Aid / CPR Class
  • Emergency Oxygen Class

Where do I go from here? The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.

Contact Salem Scuba to enroll in your PADI Rescue Diver course!