PADI Rescue Diver Course - Dive Centre | Scuba Dive Campbell River, BC

PADI Rescue Diver Course

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Once you sign up for the course, your instructor will be in touch!

If the scheduled dates don't work for you, please get in touch and we are more than happy to schedule another date with you!

Knowledge Development: complete all theory online through PADI eLearning or in the shop with your instructor. You will learn what signs to look for and how to respond during an emergency.

Confined Water: put your theory to the test with in-water rescue exercises. You will learn how to recognise and deal with:
- Self rescue
- Recognising and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
All in a safe and controlled area. You will complete one pool session.

Ocean Dives: you will practice rescue exercises in an open water environment over one day. Learn how to conduct a search and recovery dive, where your instructor will plant a “lost item” at a dive sight, and you and your buddy must work together to find it through navigation and communication.


In light of the British Columbia Government’s requirement for a proof of vaccination against COVID-19 effective September 13, 2021, Dive Centre will require the same proof for our courses and charters. This will apply to all British Columbians and visitors from out of province.

All divers participating in courses and charters must provide proof of full vaccination.



Minimum age:
12 years old

Minimum certification:
PADI Advanced Open Water (or Jr. Advanced Open Water) or equivalent

each student must complete a PADI medical form specifically for scuba diving. Click to view the PADI Medical Questionnaire 


The PADI EFR course meets the requirement for CPR and First Aid training (required for the PADI Rescue Course, as well as for all professional-level ratings).

The EFR Course is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care. Learn simple-to-follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment.

Knowledge Development: all theory may be completed at home through PADI eLearning or in the shop with your instructor.
In-Class: spend a few hours with your instructor in the shop to learn the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening and non-life threatening emergencies. You will also focus on CPR and learn how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
All training is done out of water.


Minimum age: none!
Minimum certification: none!


All students must provide their own gear. If you need to rent, check out our rental prices and you will be charged upon pickup. All rental gear is 25% off when taking a course with us!

On top of basic scuba gear, you will use a pocket mask, oxygen kit, first aid kit, as well as buoys, markers, and a compass.

We recommend investing in the following gear during or after your course:
Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, and dive computer. These items have a specific fit to each diver, and having your own will make your experience more enjoyable and familiar.

We offer 15% off any gear purchases before or during your course.