Rescue Diver Course

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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) 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.

    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. Topics include:

    • Self rescue
    • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
    • Emergency management and equipment
    • Rescuing panicked divers
    • Rescuing unresponsive divers


    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 buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor 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.

    At Da Nang Scuba we have a fully stocked retail shop offering a wide range of scuba equipment from the basics of masks and snorkels to pockets masks, floats, surface markers and O2 kits. Taking a course with Da Nang scuba guarantees a 10% discount on any equipment purchased from Scuba Direct or Liquid Watersports.


    OPTION A (If already certified as EFR/ First Aid or equivalent and current within 24 months)

    Day 1 – Classroom*

    Day 2 – Confined Water Training Dives

    Day 3 – Open Water Training Dives at Son Tra Beach

    OPTION B (If not already EFR/First Aid or equivalent certified)

    Day 1 – Emergency First Response Course (First Aid)

    Day 2 - Classroom*

    Day 3 – Confined Water Training

    Day 4 – Open Water Training Dives at Son Tra Beach


    OPTION A - $420*

    OPTION B - $600*

    *If you take advantage of PADI Digital Products prices will be discounted accordingly.


    Come visit us at Da Nang Scuba and meet your Instructor to discuss your options on study materials.If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package), the digital version or the Padi Rescue Diver Touch.

    PADI Rescue Diver Course Video