The PADI Rescue Diver Course begins your leadership role in diving. You will greatly improve your skills and gain experience.
Rescue Diver teaches the knowledge and skills to assist other divers, and keep you safe. You will need to be CPR certified through a nationally recognized agency within the past two years, or through PADI Emergency First Response (North Iowa Scuba can help there too). You will learn to handle emergency situations in diving, providing care for divers, and provide assistance for divers in distress.
Rescue Diver is the first step in becoming a PADI professional, but is an excellent course for any diver (many say it is the best course they have taken). Rescue Diver course work is completed online. Course fee is $360 plus tax. Register online
Rescue + combines Rescue Diver AND Emergency First Response in one. Fee $435 plus tax, and you receive both certifications.