Rescue Diver

& Emergency First Responder




                         415-897-9962  Call Today!                          *

scuba diving lessons, classes, instruction

How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and make it fun? You tackle fear with skill and confidence, and you take the unknown apart piece-by-piece and put it back together again!

As a part of PINNACLES' Rescue Diver program you will learn to effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. This is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. The PADI Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.

To participate in the Rescue Diver program, you will need to be at least 15 years of age and certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver with 20 logged dives.

You will also need to have successfully completed the Emergency First Responder program or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past 24 months. 


Both courses are "Home Study" requiring Book & DVD be completed prior to class.


The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress

  • Diving first aid

  • Emergency management and equipment considerations

  • Swimming and non-swimming assists

  • Panicked diver response

  • Underwater problems

  • Missing diver procedures

  • Surfacing an unconscious diver

  • In-water artificial respiration

  • Egress (exits)

  • First aid for pressure related accidents

  • Dive accident scenarios


As it is commonly known, the best way of dealing with an accident situation is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. By participating in PINNACLES' Rescue Diver program you will not only increase your diving skills and confidence, you will also add a measure of safety to all your diving activities. Start today!

Dates - Emergency First Responder


(Includes: Tuition, Study Materials and Cert Card)


Thursday 9/21  5-8pm


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Dates - Rescue Class*


(Includes: Tuition, Study Materials and Cert Card)


Pool: Sunday 9/24   9am-1pm

Ocean: Sunday 10/1     9am North Coast


Please call for more dates

*Current CPR or EFR Required for Certification, call for class itinerary.

Call: (415) 897-9962

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Subject to availability and non-refundable terms.