Protect Yourself and help others! The PADI Rescue Diver course is an extension of the diver’s knowledge and experience, and will teach you self-safety and helping techniques for other divers in an emergency situation during diving. Through this course, divers can have confidence in diving and learn basic problem prevention and accident management skills.


1. Who is it for?

Open water divers who want safe diving, divers who want special diving safety training, PADI Divemasters, trainers or divers preparing to become PADI Divemasters or Instructors.

  • Applicable age: Twelve years or older
  • Should have higher certification than PADI Adventure (Junior) diver who has completed an Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive (for twelve to fourteen years old, this is issued as a Junior Rescue diver).
  • You must have received EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • Read your Medical Statement and check your health status in advance for the Discover Scuba Diving course. If there is an item you check “YES” for on the medical statement, download and print out the statement and get a doctor’s approval. ≫ Download Medical Statement
  • You should have at least eighteen hours of rest time after this diving course before traveling by airplane. Therefore, be sure to schedule one more day before flying after your dive. (If your course is three days long, please schedule your stay for at least four nights and five days.)


2. How long is the total duration?

PADI Rescue Diver Course takes at least 4 days.

※ Important: You should have at least eighteen hours of rest time after this diving course before traveling by airplane. Therefore, be sure to schedule one more day before flying after your dive.


3. What will you learn?

1) Fill in the papers for the PADI Rescue Diver course
2) Knowledge Development : Watch DVD, review Knowledge Developing Quiz, Final Exam
3) Confined/Open water training: Review of self-rescue. It will be divided into 10 training sessions to learn how to recognize and respond to various emergency situations that may occur on the surface of the sea / in the water. You will practice for an actual application of a situation while using two scenarios.

● Self-rescue review
● How to recognize and respond to stressed / panicked divers
● How to recognize and respond to divers in trouble in the water
● Find missing diver / bring unconscious diver to the surface
● How to help unconscious diver at the surface
● First aid and oxygen supply for pressure related injuries
● How to respond to unconscious diver on the coast / boat
● Practice two scenarios

4) Create a logbook


4. How does the course work?

1) This program is led and supervised by a PADI instructor. The maximum number of students per instructor is limited to two to three for safety and efficiency.
2) Once you have completed this course, you will be issued a C-Card, the temporary certification card which is available for 90 days before you get the actual certification. This certification will be mailed to your residence within one or two months.


5. What is the schedule?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course may start at any time. Please refer to the sample schedule for your itinerary.

※ Important: The following schedules are samples according to the flight schedule and may be adjusted after consulting with the instructor at the individual’s request. Schedules are subject to change due to sudden weather changes.


6. Course Price

25,500 pesos

  • Includes : Manual, Logbook, Equipment rental fee, Cost of issuing PADI Adventure Diver certification. (Issued as a Project AWARE card)
  • Sea World is a 100% Project AWARE Dive Center.


7. How to make a reservation?

1) Online Reservation: You may make a reservation through the Booking/Inquiry board on the homepage.
2) Reservations in Boracay: You may book reservations by visiting the Sea World location one day in advance. If you book locally, you will be required to pay a deposit of 1,000 pesos per person. Making a reservation on the same day may be difficult, so please reserve in advance.



8. What’s the next step?