Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
Dive Alaska’s instructors pride themselves on running one of the most thorough and rewarding Rescue Diver courses around, because we understand the importance of divers being comfortable in uncomfortable situations.
PADI Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
The Rescue Diver course involves a classroom session, a pool session, and two days in open water doing rescue drills and scenario.
- Tuition: $399.00
- Materials: $74.10
- Rental: $175.00
The Emergency First Response (EFR) courses are conducted by our professional staff, many whom are active and retired paramedics, combat medics, and backcountry/alpine rescue and response professionals:
- EFR Primary & Secondary Care Tuition: $150.00
- Emergency Oxygen Provider Tuition: $150.00