Rescue May

Rescue May


Not only dive professionals, but ALL scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why do you think that is? The vast majority of the divers that successfully finalized this course said that it is 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 PADI Rescue course, you learn to become a better dive buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. The price at GOOODive for this valuable and rewarding training program is $449.- per person. 


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’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. If you do not own equipment you can, of course, rent it. At GOOODive we offer special pricing if you include the needed equipment in the course upon booking it. 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.

Getting Started

Registering for your PADI Rescue Diver Course is easy. You do need to be at least a certified PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver who is at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive to enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You can complete EFR training during the Rescue Diver course if you haven’t done this yet. The additional costs to become a certified Emergency First Responder is only $157.- per person.
Send an email to [email protected] and we will set you up properly. The price for the PADI Rescue Diver Course is per participant is $449.-. Please note, that we do need 2 participants to be able to offer a quality course at this pricing.

Small Budget?

We have learned over the years that not every diver has the budget follow the valuable dive training to become a certified PADI Rescue Diver. We at GOOODive do find it very important that every diver out there will be able to learn more about how to prevent “bad things” to happen and to help other divers in need, so we have one month each year that we offer the PADI Rescue Diver course at a huge discount. We call that month Rescue May and during Rescue May each buddy pair pays only for only 1 participant. Yes, we offer a 50% discount on the PADI Rescue Course during the month of May, each and every year!

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