Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver with Sea To Sky Scuba!

Have more questions? Call 604-990-3483 or stop by our store at 194 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.

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 by 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:

    1. Self rescue
    1. Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
    1. Emergency management and equipment
    1. Rescuing panicked divers
    1. Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – call us for more details.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us at 604-990-3483 or email us to start your course right away!

You will have the option of completing PADI’s Rescue Dive Elearning or studying the Rescue Diver Manual. Once you have completed your independent study and the EFR Primary and Secondary Course course (or acquired an equivalent CPR and First Aid certification), you will partake in an evening session in the classroom and pool or a confined water session where you will begin to learn and practice the skills and techniques used to handle dive emergencies. You will then be ready for an ocean session where you can hone your skills in a realistic ocean environment.

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.

Rescue Diver


  • Included:
  • 1-2 Ocean Dives
  • PADI Knowledge materials
  • In-depth instructor training
  • 1 pool session
  • Exposure Suit
  • Fins
  • Weights
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • SPG
  • Tanks of air
  • Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks.
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  • Peronsal items: Mask, Snorkel
  • Basic Scuba Kit: Tank, Fins, BCD, Regulator, Weights
  • Missing Gear?All gear can be rented or bought at the shop!