PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course

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  • Please ensure you read the full product description prior to purchase. COURSE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. (Parents must be available to drive their child to the pool, as we do not offer transportation. For children under 16, parents must also be present at the pool for each session due to liability. They do not need to be in the pool, just present for the duration).

The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun – many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favourite!

* Dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees.

How does it work?

After enrolling, you’ll learn essential safety and problem solving concepts through videos, audio, graphics and reading. Progress through the material at your own pace using a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Quizzes help you evaluate your progress and identify sections you may need to review. 

What does it cover?

The PADI Rescue Diver course covers minor dive problems and major dive emergencies and a variety of techniques to deal with and avoid each. Topics include: The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, and Responding to Diver emergencies, Equipment Problems, and more.

What else is required to complete the course?

You’ll practice your knowledge and skills during in water rescue scenarios in open water. Exercises include: self-rescue; panicked diver; response from shore, boat or dock; distressed diver; first aid and oxygen administration; and more. Open Water dives will be scheduled with Oakville Divers during the spring, summer and fall.

Course Prerequisites

Advanced Diver; First Aid Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months

What does it cost?

Full Program Course Fee Includes ($450.00):

  • includes PADI e-Learning code to access online theory
  • 3 Pool Sessions with your PADI Rescue Diver Instructor
  • Rescue Open Water Training dives (to be scheduled in the Summer)
  • Scuba equipment rentals are NOT included in the course cost
  • Access to our pool practice sessions (equipment included) any Tuesday or Sunday evening, all year long (advanced registration required + extra charge)

    Also avaialble in store:

    • PADI Rescue e-learning crew pack: $84.95
    • PADI Dive Log: $21.95 (recommended if you don't already have one) 

    This is not a physical item. You will receive a code via email within 24 hours to logon to the PADI eLearning system. 

    ** Please note: Course fees are NON REFUNDABLE, but should you need to cancel, you may change to another date, or a store credit will be given.

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    Oakville Divers

    For Over 30 Years

    Oakville Divers has been operating as a full time scuba shop and PADI scuba diving school for over 25 years. Our goal is to provide a scuba experience of unprecedented quality and service, along with arming diver’s with knowledge and safety. Our scuba students are some of the best trained divers in the industry, as well as the most comfortable and secure divers in Canada.



    I got scuba lessons for my nephew for his birthday, and we just completed our open water (certification) dive yesterday. Fantastic experience. The classes were great, and the in-pool sessions helpful for practice - but the thing that impressed me most was the people and the sense of community.

    Rob and the team are great people who teach and help. I think this sport can be gear-snobish and technical - but they were so down to earth, friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you learn and have a good experience.

    Would definitely recommend to anyone. It was a great activity for us to do together, and we'll be back for more dives!

    Scott Russell Dempster
    Oakville, Ontario

    Great experience learning how to dive. Robert is a great instructor. I love anything about being underwater. I would recommend it for anyone interested.

    David Morrison
    Oakville, Ontario

    My wife and I obtained our Open Water certification last summer / fall with Rob and his team. They were uniformly patient, supportive and capable instructors. As we are currently preparing for our first dive vacation, the staff at Oakville Divers have continued to offer support, advice and assistance. We have attended the "drop in" practice pool sessions and the dive masters are always prepared to provide gentle reminders and guidance. Highly recommended!!

    Andrew Werbowski
    Oakville, ON Canada

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