Rescue Diver Course
Quick Info

Rescue Diver Course

                                                            Student performing a Rescue skill


- eLearning: You must complete ALL eLearning modules BEFORE start of Confined Water

- Confined Water: Dive Tank nights as announced, January through June of 2021

- Open Water: June 12th & 13th, 2021


To pre-register: Click here and complete the online form and we'll get back to you ASAP with next steps.



- eLearning: Anywhere you want

- Confined Water: Dive Tank, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, 875 Morningside Road, south of the 401

- Open Water: Weekend of June 13th and 14th 2020 in Marmora , Ontario


Cost: $400.00 for the Confined Water and eLearning portions of your course, $125 for the open water portion

Course details:

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the SUCI/PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn

•Self rescue

•Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

•Emergency management and equipment

•Rescuing panicked divers

•Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak (An available option:$100) includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must

•Be 18 years or older. If you are between 14-17, you must have your parent or legal guardian take the course with you.

•Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification with Underwater Navigation (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

•Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Rescue Diver Online

The SUCI/PADI Rescue Diver course is the newest addition to the PADI eLearning® family. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and let's you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.