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The 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) Adventure 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.


emergency first responseWhat you will 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.


  • 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.


Cost w/ CPR and First Aid:  $435

How to get started.

Stop by Midwest Scuba or sign up Online to begin your course work today on your own schedule with the PADI eLearning programs for Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response (CPR and First Aid).  Online learning, in person, practical applications and certification fees are included in course cost.

Click the link below or feel free to call us at (636) 255-0707 to sign up over the phone.

2022 PADI Rescue Diver Schedule


CPR w/ first aid and AED:

  9/20 . 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Rescue Dives:

9/24 & 9/25 . 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Your adventure awaits