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Rescue Diver

Class Description

After you have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Emergency First Response, you are ready for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.   The Rescue course provides divers with skills that are essential for Self Rescue and for helping other divers.  Upon completion you will qualify to take the PADI Dive Master class and be on your way to becoming a professional.

Our Rescue classes are kept small to ensure that you get plenty of hands on practice. This can be a strenuous class and you should be in good physical condition and posses good diving skills to participate.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our experienced scuba instructors directly.

Prerequisites: 1) PADI Advanced Open Water Course or equivalent. 2) Emergency First Responder Certification or equivalent dated within the last 24 months. 3) 20 Logged dives.

Upcoming Classes

The PADI Rescue Course is held once a month and takes three days to complete (normally Friday – Sunday) but private schedules are available too. We offer First Aid classesthe day before each Rescue Class.

Requirements

  • Reservations are required.
  • Student record file
  • Medical form (a dive physical is only required if any of the medical questions are answered with a “yes”)
  • Minimum age is 12.
  • Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • ***DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS CLASS, WE HAVE A 14 DAY RESCHEDULE POLICY AS WE NEED AT LEAST 2 STUDENTS TO CONDUCT THE CLASS . ANY CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE CLASS WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF THE CLASS*

Cost

The cost of $495.00 includes your Rescue Manual, tanks, weights, academic reviews, confined and open water training and the certification card upon successful completion.
Equipment that is not included and must be owned by the student is your BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel (non purge), fins, Pocket Mask and a small first aid kit. All of those items are available for sale here in the shop and enrolled students receive discounted prices.
Although not required, we highly recommend that all divers have diving insurance. The cost is very low and benefits high. Please take a look here.