"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"They have awesome prices and will beat anyone else. I drive all the way from long beach and it's worth it for the services and prices! "

-Matthew G
"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"They have awesome prices and will beat anyone else. I drive all the way from long beach and it's worth it for the services and prices! "

-Matthew G
"They have awesome prices and will beat anyone else. I drive all the way from long beach and it's worth it for the services and prices! "

-Matthew G
"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
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-Anonymous

Rescue Diver

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. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

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 may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.

What scuba gear will you use?

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.

Check with your local dive center to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.

Pricing

  • $399
  • $499 with EFR Course

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