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The PADI Rescue Diver Course

"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 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.


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Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

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 own basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your Aquatic World PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box 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).
  • Review the Medical questionnaire (pdf), and obtain a physicians approval on the attached form, if required
Aquatic World Course Options

Aquatic World offers a couple of different course format options for the PADI Rescue diver course, including our Rescue in a Weekend course that is great for people with busy schedules. Stop by Aquatic World for details and make the next step to becoming a more confident diver.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, your Aquatic World dive professional can set you up with the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
15 Aug 201925 Aug 20192Show Details

Rescue Diver (JEP RESC 8/15/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Lecture & pool - Thu 15 Aug 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 24 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 25 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Cape Vincent

Rescue Diver Certification is a 2 day adventure. Learning not only what to do in a dive emergency. But understanding your own level of dive safety and capabilities. This is one of the most rewarding certification a Diver can achieve. Current "Emergency First Responder" certification is a prerequisite for this course. Please take a moment to go to "" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a "Yes" answer.

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