Rescue Diver Certification

Discover your inner hero!

Quick Details

What will you do?

  • Learn how to self-rescue
  • Learn to recognize and manage stress in other divers
  • Become familiar with emergency procedures and equipment
  • Learn to rescue unresponsive and panicked divers

What will you need?

  • Course materials
  • Basic scuba equipment
  • Personal mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Pocket mask

This PADI rescue course is the most challenging, yet most rewarding of all PADI courses. You become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During our Honolulu PADI Rescue Diver course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills that might arise while SCUBA diving.

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 or prior as you prefer. This course requires the diver to complete 10 skills and two open water scenarios as well as a knowledge development section.

The rescue course can be completed in one of two way.  With the eLearning option, it can be completed in three days. One day will be short academic review, and the final two days will be practical application in the water.  The second format is taught with traditional printed class material.  This format takes 22 hours and the schedule is two weekday evenings and full days Saturday and Sunday.  This format is designated HSC 2200 and it part of the Divemaster Program of Education.

Contact us to sign up for your PADI Rescue Diver Course.

At this level of training rental equipment becomes less practical.  While not required, owning a complete scuba kit is highly recommended.  It is the experience of Honolulu Scuba Company that most Rescue Diver candidates are seriously considering pursuing the Divemaster rating.  To begin that training a full set of personally owned equipment is required, so it is at this level that we recommend purchasing scuba equipment if you have not yet done so.  Honolulu Scuba Company offers a one year deferred interest payment plan.