"Very professional guys. I learned a lot during the Rescue Diver course. I've been out with many different dive centers and these guys are some of the best. Absolutely no cutting corners when it comes to safety and keeping to the course outline." - Justice Lee, PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Rescue Diver Course
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.
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water 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 Oxygen First Aid specialty diver course at the same time.
For those that do not hold an EFR or equivilent certification, Hamden Scuba offers the Rescue + Program which combines the Rescue Diver, EFR and Oxygen First Aid courses into one seamless program
The Rescue Diver knowledge development component may be delivered through self study or through eLearning.