Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Dive Certification Course

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This course can be taken after completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification and CPR / First Aid training (like Emergency First Response or DAN Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid).
Rescue Diver training prepares you to manage dive emergencies and the skills to prevent problems before they happen.

The Rescue Diver Course is the most challenging and rewarding continuing education course you will find! You will be trained to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is an exciting way to build your confidence and dive skills.

This course is scenario-based and will familiarize you with the fundamentals of scuba rescue techniques ranging from problem recognition and prevention to the recovery and evacuation of injured divers. The twelve open water exercises conducted in a local lake are designed to make you a more self-sufficient and aware buddy.


Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems before they happen and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. You will be trained in self-rescue and diver stress, AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems, diving first aid, swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques, emergency management and equipment, panicked diver response, underwater problems, missing diver procedures, surfacing an unconscious diver, in-water rescue breathing protocols, exits, and first aid procedures for pressure related accidents.(Milbrook Quarry, Haymarket, VA also a 45 min drive from the Shop or Juturna Springs, Woodsboro, MD 45 min drive from Shop)

Our PADI Instructors will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as reel line for searches or lift bag for recovery.


Knowledge Development $184.00
Practical Exercises $206.00

Pricing includes the following:
* Rental Equipment (weights, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, and cylinder)
* PADI Rescue Diver Manual, Diving Accident Management Work Slate, open Water exercises and scenarios
* eLearning Certification Pack (you will be emailed a code to register and log into the PADI eLearning site once payment has been received, this item in non-refundable)
* Instructor Fees
* Administrative Fees
* Quarry Entrance Fees
* Certification Fees
* Pricing does not include the following and must be provided by the participant: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Pocket mask, Transportation to and from the site where open water dives and scenarios are held. As a thank you for taking the course with us we provide a discount for all items purchased at our shop while taking the course.

You can cancel/reschedule your class at any time up prior to the start of the pool session.  If you need to cancel/reschedule to another session you can update your booking online up to 7 days prior to the desired session, please contact us to reschedule your booking if less than 7 days prior. If you cancel, your booking you will refunded minus any eLearning Pack


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meet your instructors

Yovani Soto

Yovani is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the neighborhoods around the shop.  In 2006, Yovani and his wife obtained their Open Water Diver...
Yovani Soto

Ronald Whalen

Ronald started his diving career on the Big Island in Hawaii after referral training with National Diving Center.Specialty, his diving career...
Ronald Whalen

Michael J Gurevitz

Michael J. Gurevitz Master Instructor PADI Master Instructor # 93569 Michael has been diving most of his adult life, and took his first diving...
Michael J Gurevitz

Adolph Weidanz

Adolph Weidanz, a certified diver since 1998, has been teaching SCUBA since 2012, and is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Adolph is also certified by...
Adolph Weidanz

Todd Passey

Todd Passey Assistant Instructor PADI Assistant Instructor # 354797 Todd's passion for diving began when he was a young child. After years of...
Todd Passey