Rescue Diver course

Course duration: 3 days
Course fee: 69.000 yen
Class size: A minimum of 2 students are required in order to start this course because a lot of the training is done through role plays.
What's includes in the course fee: Learning materials, certification card, dive gear, 2 ocean dive scenarios, CPR/EFR training (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation/Emergency First Response)
Prerequisites - Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) certified or equivalent
- You are at least 12 years old (see note below)
- Able to read and understand training materials in English, as well as course instructions
- Can answer “no” to all questions on the PADI medical statement
rescue diver course

The Course

The Rescue Diver course is where your diving skills really get put to the test and you really start to become someone other divers can rely on. You learn, mostly through practice, how to deal with emergencies, small and large, and how to prevent them in the first place.

Your training includes techniques for self rescue, diver stress management, emergency management, and rescuing panicking and unresponsive divers.
You’ll also be taking the Emergency First Response Course as part of the course training, unless you’ve completed a recognized CPR and First Aid course in the past 24 months.

Our typical Schedule is

Day 1: watch and discuss the Rescue Diver video. EFR training
Day 2: Confined Water Training
Day 3: Two Dive Scenarios at Maeda Point. Final Exam in the afternoon

What’s Next

As a Certified Rescue Diver with at least 40 dives, you’re eligible to enter the Divemaster Course, the first step on the professional diver ladder in the PADI system of diver education.


  • Participants under 16 years must be accompanied on the course by a parent or legal guardian.
  • In the interest of safety we recommend you do not fly within a 24-hour period after diving.

We will dive at this location:

  • Maeda Point
  • Cape Hedo

Go to Diving in Okinawa to see where we dive.
E.g.: Blue Cave, USS Emmons Dive, Kerama Islands Okinawa. Visit the category Okinawa Scuba Diving for more information about our scuba services.