PADI Rescue Diver

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PADI Rescue Diver

You can make a difference

PADI Certification at Costa Rica Dive and Surf

The PADI Rescue Diver Certification is considered one of the most rewarding courses offered because the skills acquired teach the student to look beyond themselves and consider, monitor and aid in the safety and well-being of other divers.

Rescue Diver Course Information

Duration: three and a half days without E-learning or independent online study
Includes PADI rescue diver manual and work slate
All necessary and relevant Scuba equipment provided
Must be 12 years old or older


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What is the PADI RESCUE DIVER Course?

The PADI RESCUE DIVER course teaches an advanced diver techniques to avoid and manage problems underwater and help others during an emergency diving situation.

This certificaton is one of the most valuable as for the first time the student will be taught to look beyond himself and to safely consider, monitor and assist other divers.


During the course, new skills will be developed that will allow the diver to act in the best way during an emergency.

We will train the student’s mind to think effectively to anticipate and avoid dangerous situations.

What knowledge will I acquire during the PADI Rescue Diver course?

The goal of this course is to prepare divers to act in an emergency and stress situation, however, learning happens in a natural and fun way since knowledge will be tested by simulating the different scenarios.

Some of the knowledge you will learn in the course:

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognize and respond to diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Dealing with unresponsive divers
  • Search for missing divers

Additionally, we give a short introduction to freediving as part of the course to give our students more confidence and make them feel safer in the water.

What are the PADI RESCUE DIVER course requirements?

  • Minimum age of 12 years.
  • Adventure Diver / Junior Adventure Diver
  • EFR primary and secondary care training (or qualified training) within the previous 24 months.

What is the EFR course?

The EFR or Emergency First Response course is a certification in first aid and CPR which is an essential requirement before taking the PADI RESCUE DIVER course.

We also offer this course at our Shop in Uvita, Costa Rica.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course content

The PADI Rescue Diver course is made up of three different sections which are: Theoretical, Pool Practices and Open Water Scenarios.


Once you reserve your space, we will send you a confirmation by email and the participant manual in digital format.

To complete this section, the student must read the course digital manual and carry out the different knowledge reviews.

Once this step is completed, the student must attend the theory class with the instructor.

The student’s progress will be carefully reviewed and the most important aspects will be reinforced.

Pool Practice

During pool practice, different scenarios are simulated and rescue exercises are practiced.

Open water scenarios: Once the knowledge has been acquired and put into practice in the pool, it is time to go to the sea and work on the resolution of different scenarios proposed by the instructor. At this point in the course the realism will be greater and more complicated maneuvers will be carried out, such as searching and recovering a diver underwater.

The PADI’s Rescue Diver course is one of the most fun, yet earning this certification requires hard work and a lot of attention to detail.


If you come on vacation and want to take advantage of the time, you can take the PADI Rescue Diver course in Costa Rica. The South Pacific is one of the most suitable and beautiful areas for diving.

We are a PADI certified Diving Center, with extensive experience and qualified personnel. If you are interested please call us or send us a message. It will be a pleasure to advise you.

Common questions about Rescue Diver Certification

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