PADI Rescue Diver: 2024-08-08


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Build Skill and Confidence

Rewarding and fun is the best way to describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Course prerequisites

  • To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

    Course Description

    The Rescue Diver Course is composed of a Classroom, Pool, and Ocean Session. Topics covered are:

    • Self-rescue and diver stress
    • Emergency oxygen delivery systems
    • Dive first aid
    • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
    • Emergency management and equipment
    • Panicked diver response
    • Underwater problems
    • Missing diver procedures
    • Surfacing the unconscious diver
    • In-water rescue breathing protocols
    • Egress (exits)
    • Rescue Scenario training
    • Rescue lead and assistance cases


    Emergency First Aid (Optional) 

    • Primary Skill Exercise
    • Secondary Skill Exercise
    • Final Exam
    UBC Life Building Room 0022 / UBC Pool August 9th 6:30-8:00pm
    Rescue Classroom & Pool

    • Practical Skills Pool Introduction
      • Unresponsive Diver on the Surface
      • Diver Rescue Skill Introduction
      • Self Rescue Review
    UBC Life Building Room 0022 / UBC Pool August 8th 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Rescue Ocean Dives

    • Rescue Exercises 1 – 10
    • Rescue Scenarios 1 & 2
    Wytecliff Park August 10th/11th 7:00am – 4:30pm
    Additional First Aid Training
    The PADI Emergency First Responder is a all rounder First aid training that you can take with your PADI Rescue Diver at the same time to maximize your learning experience and improve you as an Rescue Diver.
    For additional detail, visit here
    Red cross, St. John’s Ambulance and other first aid certifications taken within the past year can be counted as equivalent certifications. Please reach out if you have questions.
    Don’t have any Dive Gear?

    Rent all dive gear needed for the course (Drysuit, BCD, Regulator, Fins, Gloves, Hoods, Boots, Compass, Light) for a package discount of $75 for the two days. We can work on partial pricing if you have started building your own gear fleet.

    We can discuss rental gear and sizing at the shop during your classroom session.

    *Personal Gear (Mask & Snorkel) are the student’s responsibility to bring, they can be purchased at the shop.

    Note: Divers will need to fill up the medical questionnaire. (The PADI Medical form will need to be signed by a physician if participants have any “YES” answers in the medical questionnaire.) For more information about our cancellation policy, rescheduling policy and student diver responsibility, please review the Learning Agreement.