Helping Others & Yourself

Being a good diver and buddy is all about being able to help both yourself and your buddy if a problem arises. During this course you will learn to recognize when a diver is in need and how to help them. We often hear that this is one of the most rewarding of all the courses because of the confidence you gain as a diver. During this course you will also become certified as a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider if you are not already certified.

Pre Requisites

12 years of age
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Adventure Diver w/ Underwater Navigation Dive
EFR CPR & First Aid (current within the past 24 months)


$300 / diver (book version) or $365 / diver (eLearning/book version) which includes your student materials, emergency slate, packet mask, 4 evenings of class & pool instruction, 2 days of open water instruction and certification card for both PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.

You are responsible for your travel expenses, dive site or park admission fees, airfills and any required gear.

Equipment Needed

Personal Gear: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, logbook, knife or diver tool, SMB w/ spool or reel.

Diving System: Tank, BCD with low pressure inflator, primary regulator and alternate air source, SPG, depth gauge or dive computer, compass, quick release weight system and weights, adequate exposure protection, one audible emergency surface signaling device, dive computer or RDP w/ timing device.

We offer special pricing on rental Diving Systems for our students – contact our store for more information.

Links To Other Programs

During class you will prepare an emergency assistance plan that you can credit toward one of the requirements for our PADI Divemaster course.

2019 Schedule

Class & Pool
TGADC AquaCenter
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Certification Dives
Mermet Springs
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 15, 17, 22 & 24April 27 & 28
May 21, 23, 28 & 30June 1 & 2
July 8, 10, 15 & 17July 20 & 21
August 13, 15, 20 & 22August 24 & 25
September 17, 19, 24 & 26September 28 & 29
October 14, 16, 21 & 23October 26 & 27