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 – albeit it’s serious fun – and it allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.


PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in the Rescue Diver course. All students need to have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. If they haven't completed it prior to enrolling, students can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course at the same time.


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. Topics include:

  • Self rescue

  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Rescuing panicked divers

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver Course; ask your instructor.

Course Details

Rescue Diver Course - $529

All training conducted at the Aloha Scuba Dive Shop classroom or from shore (location TBD by your instructor).

Maximum student-to-instructor ratio is 4:1.


Tuition Includes:

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course Manual

  • Classroom instruction (e-learning option available at checkout)

  • Tanks and weights

  • PADI Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid)


Aloha Scuba Diving Company 

1640 Wilikina Dr

Wahiawa, HI 96786

​​Tel: (808) 622-3483

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