“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI – Rescue Diver course.
Emergency 1st Responder Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.


PADI - Rescue Diver Course


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


PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. 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. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. A medical questionnaire has to be completed and might indicate a contraindication to check with your doctor.


All of our PADI – Rescue Diver Courses are private or semi private. We can start every day you want us to. Stop by at our dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to, check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.


If you prefer, you can do your theoretical part any time before your arrival in Costa Rica. So you can spend more time in the water. You can easily do this at any time by participating in the PADI eLearning program. If you have questions, you can always contact us. We look forward to diving with you!


You’ll use in the PADI – Rescue Diver Course your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. 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.


3 Days


  • PADI Rescue Diver paper book
  • PADI certification fee
  • Bilingual PADI dive instructor
  • Full set of dive equipment
  • Classroom sessions
  • Pool sessions
  • 4 Papagayo training dives
  • 5 air tanks (80cf./12l aluminium) and weights
  • Softdrinks, Fruits and snacks on the boat
  • Dive boats with canopy


  • EFR-Course
  • Transfer to dive shop
  • Tips
  • 13% Value Added Tax (VAT)
  1. For Rescue Exercise: 12 metres/40 feet
  2. For Rescue Exercise: 9 metres/30 feet


15-80 feet, 5 bis 25m

average 78-86F°, 25-30C°, Thermoclines in Feb/Mar down to 65F°, 19C°