Become a better diver and feel more confident that you’ll know what to do in an emergency situation.

From $300


Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

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.

  • At least 12 years old, and in reasonable physical health.
  • Completed your Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Completed your Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the last 24 months prior to taking the rescue diver course.
  • Completed your Rescue Diver E-Learning
  • Dive Slate
  • Pocket Mask
  • Audible surface signaling device
  • SMB
  • Cutting tool
  • Completed PADI Medical Statement, General Liability Statement⊕, and Safe Diving⊕ forms.
  • Ability to swim and float unassisted in the ocean
  • Understand and speak English (for safety reasons)

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

You will need two days for this course. If you would like to save time on your vacation and complete your coursework in the comfort of your own home you can sign up for e-Learning⊕ instead of purchasing the required books. PADI e-Learning gives you the convenience of completing the coursework online, at your own pace, and not while you’re trying to make the most of your vacation days. Spend less time with your nose in a book and more time enjoying the sunny days and sparkling water on Maui by signing up for PADI e-Learning before your trip begins!

Maui Diving will provide you with all the scuba equipment you need to complete your Rescue Diver course. There is no extra charge for the use of our rental equipment. We even include mask and fins with your rental equipment at no extra charge. If you decide that you’d like to purchase your own mask and fins after the class, we have a wide variety of options in our retail store. It is great to have your own mask and fins as you’ll want to travel with these items in the future to make sure all of your diving or snorkeling experiences are comfortable and fit you perfectly!

All of our Rescue dives are conducted on the beach, however many students choose to upgrade their final dive experience with a boat trip instead of a shore dive at an additional fee. Please call and ask about upgrading your course to include check out dives on a boat.


Private Instruction- One Diver Per Class……………..$300

2 or more divers per class……………….$280

For all Rescue Diver classes you need to finish your e-learning online. The e-Learning portion of the course is $169 payable directly to PADI


Call us at (808) 667-0633 to enroll today!

Please call to confirm dive schedule before registering with PADI.