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PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Regular price $349.00 Sale

The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun – many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favourite!

** Due to Covid-19, all facilities are currently closed indefinitely. If you are looking to start your course NOW, sign up and complete the eLearning program, which will allow you to complete all Knowledge Development in the comfort of your home and pool training once facilities reopen. **

* Dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees.

How does it work?

After enrolling, you’ll learn essential safety and problem solving concepts through videos, audio, graphics and reading. Progress through the material at your own pace using a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Quizzes help you evaluate your progress and identify sections you may need to review. 

What does it cover?

The PADI Rescue Diver course covers minor dive problems and major dive emergencies and a variety of techniques to deal with and avoid each. Topics include: The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, and Responding to Diver emergencies, Equipment Problems, and more.

What else is required to complete the course?

You’ll practice your knowledge and skills during in water rescue scenarios in open water. Exercises include: self-rescue; panicked diver; response from shore, boat or dock; distressed diver; first aid and oxygen administration; and more. Open Water dives will be scheduled with Oakville Divers during the spring, summer and fall.

Course Prerequisites

Advanced Diver; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months

What does it cost?

Full Program Course Fee Includes ($349.00):

  • includes PADI e-Learning code to access online theory
  • Rescue Open Water Training dives (to be scheduled in the Summer)
  • Scuba equipment rentals are NOT included in the course cost
  • Access to our pool practice sessions (equipment included) any Wednesday evening, all year long (advanced registration required + extra charge)

Online Only Course Fee Includes (reg: $209.00):

  • includes PADI e-Learning code to access online theory

Also avaialble in store:

  • PADI Rescue e-learning crew pack: $72.95
  • PADI Dive Log: $21.95 (recommended if you don't already have one) 


This is not a physical item. You will receive a code via email within 24 hours to logon to the PADI eLearning system. 

 ** Please note: Course fees are NON REFUNDABLE, but should you need to cancel, you may change to another date, or a store credit will be given.