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PADI Rescue Diver

Learn Scuba Diving Emergency Management Skills in Maui

Quick Details

  • Minimum age 12 years old
  • 2-day scuba course
  • Learn to manage emergencies
  • Build your scuba diving confidence
  • PADI e-learning requires an extra fee
  • Equipment rental included
  • Certification valid for life

Prerequisite: To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent from another agency. You must also have first aid and CPR training within the last 24 months. If you do not have this, we can run an Emergency First Response training course for you, which takes just half a day.

PLEASE NOTE: It is a requirement for scuba diving courses in Maui that all divers complete a medical questionnaire confirming good health. On the medical questionnaire, you must answer “NO” to each of the questions. A “YES” answer for any medical question requires a signed release from your doctor before scuba diving in Maui.


Scuba Diving Emergency Management Course

Visit our dive shop in Lahaina for your PADI Rescue Diver certification to discover why this PADI course always gets regarded as a rewarding and crucial step forward in your scuba diving development. Taking this PADI course with us builds confidence in your scuba diving skills while teaching you to prepare for unexpected emergencies. The PADI Rescue Diver course also brings you to the last step before achieving a professional diver rating. 

By completing the PADI Rescue Diver scuba certification course, you will learn how to manage different dive-related emergencies through a combination of dive theory, training exercises, and rescue scenarios. Dive theory comprises of two academic sessions, coupled with independent study. We advise you to complete the requisite Knowledge Review questions before beginning the course.

Scuba diving in Lahaina provides the perfect setting to practice shore entries and exits. The ten in-water training exercises get practiced on the surface and underwater. We like to practice this training repeatedly until you feel relaxed and confident with every rescue skill. Ultimately, each of the ten exercises gets evaluated during two rescue scenarios. We make your experience true to life and memorable by using Banyan Tree Divers Maui assistants to create emergencies.

What to Expect for Your Rescue Course

We operate as a mobile Maui dive shop and choose the specific dive site the day before your course begins. We send you the details and GPS coordinates via email. This way, we can ensure we use the best Maui diving sites for your PADI Rescue Diver training based on conditions. The usual meeting time is 9 am, and you can expect to finish each day at 4 pm.

Our Maui dive company aims to provide both convenience and professionalism. So we meet you at the beach of our chosen dive site, gear up, and walk into the ocean. We’ll agree on the sites for the second day with you in person after your first two dives, so you know where to meet us.  

Our previous PADI Rescue Diver students often tell us that this course was their favorite Maui activity. It is challenging, but at the same time very rewarding because you immediately improve your scuba diving skills and general underwater awareness. 

Contact us or make an online reservation online to take your scuba diving to the next level in Maui! Our instructors have 20-plus years of experience teaching rescue and professional level courses, so there’s no one better to train you. You can read more about the experienced instructors at our Maui dive shop in the ‘About Us’ section.