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Address - 827 Fairmont Rd Suite 104 Westover WV 26501      Phone - (304) 241-4142      Email - mydiveshop@yahoo.com

My Dive Shop, LLC

Rescue Diver

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


​What's Next?

  1. Review the medical questionnaire  - if you have any of these conditions you must get medical clearance prior to participating in class

  2. Sign up for our rescue certification classes by completing the Get In Touch form
  3. Cost - ​$395 - includes everything except log book, mask, snorkel, fins and boots​
    • ​​​If you would like to do PADI e-learning instead of the included classroom learning - sign up here.   Please note there will be an additional cost charged by PADI.