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


"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.

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 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 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 organisation)
  • 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).

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact NANAIMO DIVE OUTFITTERS.

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 scuba diver emergencies.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the NANAIMO DIVE OUTFITTERS Team members.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
18 Nov 2021 Rescue Diver 21 Nov 2021 8 -

Knowledge Development 3
Wed 27 Oct 2021
06:23 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Wed 27 Oct 2021
06:23 AM
Pool Session 1 (Optional)
Wed 27 Oct 2021
06:23 AM
Induction + Lecture 1
Thu 18 Nov 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 20 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Open Water Day 1
Sat 20 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Open Water Day 2
Sun 21 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes

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