PADI Rescue Diver

Learn to Scuba Diving Skills to Manage Emergency Situations

Quick Details

  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • An exciting and challenging 2-day course
  • Learn to manage emergency situations
  • Build confidence in your diving abilities
  • PADI E-learning or PADI manual requires an extra fee
  • Equipment rental included
  • Certification valid for life

Prerequisite: To enroll on 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 when taking scuba diving courses on Maui, that all divers complete a medical statement confirming good health for diving. You must be able to answer “NO” to each of the questions on the form. A “yes” answer will require and medical release from your doctor.

Preview the medical questionnaire.


PADI Rescue Diver Certification on Maui

Visit Maui for your PADI Rescue Diver certification to discover why this PADI course has always been regarded as a rewarding and crucial step forward in scuba diving. Maui rescue courses with Banyan Tree Divers will build confidence in your scuba diving skills while helping you become more prepared for unexpected diving emergencies. The PADI Rescue Diver course also brings you to the last step before achieving professional diving status. 

By completing the PADI Rescue Diver certification you will learn how to manage different scuba emergencies through a combination of dive theory, training exercises, and rescue scenarios. Dive theory is comprised of two academic sessions, coupled with independent study. We advise all of our divers to complete the Knowledge Review Questions beforehand.

The 10 in-water training exercises are practiced on the surface and underwater. We like to practice these training exercises repeatedly until our divers feel relaxed and confident with every skill. Ultimately, each of the 10 exercises is evaluated during two comprehensive rescue scenarios. Banyan Tree Divers’ assistants help to create realistic emergency events during your rescue scenarios, making your experience true to life and memorable, and scuba diving Lahaina provides the perfect setting to practice shore entries and exits.

Rescue Diver Course Logistics

We operate as a mobile Maui dive shop and choose the exact 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 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 simply 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 will immediately improve your scuba diving skills and general underwater awareness. 

Book now or contact us to take your diving to the next level! Our instructors 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 our professional instructor team at Banyan Tree Divers in the ‘About’ pages.