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Who should take this 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 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. 

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. ​

What gear will you use?

You'll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you'll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker bouy's and perhaps CPR mannequins. We will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career. ​

What will your schedule look like?

  • Day 1: Classroom Session - Knowledge development review and final exam
  • Day 2: Water Day One - Practice In-water Rescue Skills
  • Day 3: Water Day Two - In-water Rescue Scenarios

How can you start?

You can start now by purchasing our PADI Rescue Diver course through our online store or in person. Once purchased, call us for scheduling and details.
  • Regular scheduled classes are $427.85 to include Rescue Diver Crew Pack (manual, dive management slate, pocket mask), PADI Professional Instructor, classroom session, and 2 days of in-water instruction
  • Rescue Diver eLearning: $165 paid directly to PADI with a balance of $355 to Grove Scuba
  • Private (one on one) instruction is not available for this course, however, we can provide private classes for groups of three or more. Call for pricing.

Required Forms

Please review the PADI Medical Form. Any 'Yes' answers require a doctor's approval before starting in-water training. Please also fill out the Continuing Education Form and email it to us at

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