Rescue Certification

PADI Rescue Diver certification class with Ocean Frontiers 5 Star PADI Dive School in the Cayman Islands

Rescue Certification

PADI Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken. You'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and scuba diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked scuba diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • Dive accident scenarios

To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water in the Cayman Islands, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

The Rescue Diver Course is conducted at the Ocean Frontiers Dive Center in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

The Rescue Diver Course takes 2 full days to complete the course and costs US$399 per diver if 2 or more or US$499 for a private class 

After working through the PADI Rescue Diver course online and completing all the segments, you can print your eLearning Record and bring it with you to the Cayman Islands to start your underwater challenges with us here at the Ocean Frontiers Dive Center.

*Please not that the above cost does not include the PADI eLearning fees of $173 which are payable online when you sign onto the program or you can pre-pay with us and we'll send you the access token. Choose from the options bellow in the shopping cart.

Sign Up for Rescue Diver eLearning with PADI here. Please affiliate your class with the dive shop name "Ocean Frontiers" from the drop down menus, this way we are notified when you have completed the online component of the class.  

Emergency First Response EFR Course 

Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response.  As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too.

Emergency First Response courses encompass:

  • CPR for adults, children and infants
  • First aid for adults, children and infants
  • The Emergency First Response Instructor and Instructor Trainer courses

A full day course Cost US$199.00

 Sign-up for the Rescue Diver Certification here: 

 PADI Rescue Diver Course - More Info

What does it cover? 
PADI Rescue Diver Course Online content is broken down into 5 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction. The course covers a wide range of topics including, The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, Assisting Responsive and Unresponsive Divers at the Surface and Underwater, Equipment Problems, Oxygen Delivery Systems, Missing Diver Procedures, Responding to Diver Emergencies and In water Rescue Breathing.

Who can benefit from completing the course?
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver's awareness and improves their skills and confidence. Most certified PADI Rescue Divers look back on their rescue training as one of the most challenging - sometimes demanding - and therefore most rewarding courses they've taken. The subject is serious but the training is fun. 

What are the PADI Rescue Diver Course prerequisites?
You need to be at least 12 years old, certified to beyond entry-level with proof of underwater navigation training, such as PADI Adventure Diver with the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive completed, and be fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver. Any diver with the prerequisite training who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Rescue Diver online program.

How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading.  Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on.  This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace.  End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.

What else is required to complete the course?
After completing the online portion of the PADI Rescue Diver Course you'll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course. Then, you'll complete the in water training portion of the course. Your instructor will have you complete ten rescue exercises in open water, either with or without initial skills practice in confined water. Finally, you participate in two Rescue Diver Scenarios in open water.

What does it cost?
The eLearning course fee for PADI Rescue Diver Course Online is $173 US, non-refundable.  The Ocean Frontiers Dive Center will charge a separate fee of US$399/$499 for completing your practical rescue training exercises and scenarios.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. 

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI Rescue Diver Course online will take approximately 10 - 12 hours to complete.

How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, the Ocean Frontiers Dive Center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to show your PADI Instructor at Ocean Frontiers.


Ocean Frontiers Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Facility and has been providing quality diver education in the Cayman Islands since 1996