Rescue Diver Certification
The two words that best describe our PADI Rescue Diver course are challenging and rewarding. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you know about how to prevent problems during a dive and how to manage and control them if they occur. This course emphasizes accident prevention and basic rescue skills underwater, at the surface, and on board the boat. Must be 12 years or older to participate.
Prerequisites: 12 years or older, certified adventure or advanced diver (or qualifying cert from another agency), trained and current in first aid and CPR within the last two years. Can take Emergency First Responder CPR/First Aid Course in conjunction with the Rescue Course; see course offering below.
Rescue Certification Learning Options
PADI eLearning Rescue Diver: $270**
After completing the online portion of the PADI Rescue Diver Course ($130 non-refundable) you'll visit us at Islamorada Dive Center to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course. Then, you'll complete the in-water training portion of the course. Your instructor will have you complete ten rescue exercises in open water, either with or without initial skills practice in confined water. Finally, you participate in two Rescue Diver Scenarios in open water.
Rescue eLearning Schedule: 2 days
Rescue Course Includes:
Pool session, 2 open water dives and certification card
Full Rescue Diver Course with Islamorada Dive Center: $425**
You will first complete all of your classroom work with an experienced Islamorada Dive Center instructor. Then, you'll complete the in-water training portion of the course. Your instructor will have you complete ten rescue exercises in open water, either with or without initial skills practice in confined water. Finally, you participate in two Rescue Diver Scenarios in open water.Full Rescue Course Schedule: 2-3 Days
Full Rescue Course Includes: Book, classroom and pool session, 2 dives and certification card (dive gear can be rented from shop if needed)
Emergency First Responder (EFR)$185
As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too. Learn adult, child and infant CPR, AED use, oxygen administration, first aid and more.
**Add an Emergency First Response Class (EFR) to the Rescue Course and earn your first aid and CPR certificate at the same time for an additional $150
Rescue eLearning Schedule: 1 day
Emergency First Response Course Includes: Book, classroom instruction and certification card