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Rescue Diver

(2 and 1/2 to 3 days)

The best dive companion you will ever have or be is a rescue diver. This certification is for those who are ready to look beyond their own concerns on dives. We will rehearse techniques which keep the rescuer safe to stay the rescuer. Then practice those techniques as part of scenarios until they are fluid and mastered.

This is a prescriptive program which requires you review the Rescue Diver manual before we start the class. On day one we will meet in the afternoon somewhere comfortable and or fun for the academics. Any where but a boring class room. The next morning at the beach at 7:00 in the morning for your first dives.

What is included?

Tanks, weights and equipment specific to the rescue diver course

What is not included?

Personal scuba gear (other than tanks and weights) is not usually included in our price. At the level of rescue diver it is about time to have your own gear. However, borrowing a piece or two isn't a problem.

Books are not included in our price so you can buy them near home without being double charged. However, we will provide the books without a shipping charge when you book a class in time to receive them. As a last option, buy them here and allow precious time on your vacation to read them.


Independent Study

Divers read entire Rescue Diver Manual

Watch entire Rescue Diver Video

Complete all Knowledge Reviews

Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) Courses may be completed with an accredited program prior to beginning the Rescue course or may take the PADI Emergency First Response course with us in the evenings.

Academic session Day 1  

Five Go over Knowledge Reviews and Prescriptive Lesson Guides

Rescue Diver Examination Rescue

Rescue Training Session Day 2

Self Rescue Review

Exercise 1 – Tired Diver

Exercise 2 – Panicked Diver

Exercise 3 – Response from Shore, Boat or Dock

Exercise 4 – Distressed Diver Underwater

Exercise 5 – Missing Diver

Open Water Rescue Scenario One –Distressed Diver Underwater with Extremity Injury

Open Water Rescue Scenario Two –Distressed Divers On the Surface

Day 3 Training Session

Review divers completed Emergency Assistance Plan

Exercise  6 – Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver

Exercise  7 – Unresponsive diver at the Surface

Exercise  8 – Exiting the Unresponsive Diver

Exercise  9 – First Aid for Pressure-related Injuries and Oxygen Administration

Exercise 10 – Response from Shore/Boat Unresponsive Diver

Open Water Rescue Scenario Three –Unresponsive Diver Underwater

Open Water Rescue Scenario Four –Unresponsive Diver on the Surface, Exiting the Unresponsive Diver and First Aid

Log dives finish paperwork, talk story and enjoy maui

To book it contact us -  info@godivemaui.com.

But First !

Let us know in your e-mail:

  • Dates on Maui and your preferred days to dive
  • Your age (12 is the minimum, recommended 15)
  • Your height, weight, jeans and jacket size (for wet suit sizing)
  • Number in your party who will be diving on SCUBA
  • Any questions or concerns involving the medical statement.
  • Date and time of your departure flight and plans to be above 2000 ft.


For your safety please review the medical statement Scuba. If you must answer yes to any of the medical questions on the medical statement, and still wish to dive we require that you download a copy of the RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination and see your family physician for a determination of your physical fitness for participation in Scuba Diving.