PADI Rescue Diver Course

Discover Your Inner Hero with the PADI Rescue Diver Course
Take the Rescue Diver Course

Learn to look out for the safety and well-being of others while expanding your dive knowledge with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands your knowledge of problem prevention, and how to manage them if they occur.


  • 12 years old
    Note: 12-14 year old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications
  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver
    - must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
    Training may be completed along with rescue diver course
Physical :
For safety, all students complete a brief  scuba medical questionnaire (pdf file)  that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you're ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you're fit to dive.
Course duration :   2 days
Course fee : 
$300 (2 or more students)
$350 (private)
PADI eLearning is NOT included
All rental equipment, boat fee, instruction fee, certification card processing fee included
PADI Online Courses
With the convenience of PADI eLearning you can take the classroom portion of the course online!
>>Click here to enroll
How PADI eLearning works
Take the online training through PADI and then finish the rest of your course with Red Hook Dive Center.
What does PADI Rescue Diver Course cover ?
  1. Self rescue
  2. Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  3. Emergency management and equipment
  4. Rescuing panicked divers
  5. Rescuing unresponsive divers

Flying After Diving
1) For single dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.
2) For repetitive dives and/or multi-day dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.