Rescue Diver
Serious fun!

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a favorite among dive leaders. Most dive professionals say that it is the best course they ever enrolled in and most Instructors cite the class as their favorite to teach.

At Utila Dive Centre we conduct our rescue classes over 4 days. The course is comprised of 4 academic class sessions supported by independent study and 10 in-water training exercises which are evaluated with 2 scenarios on the final day of training. Using their extensive experience and support personnel, the Instructors at Utila Dive Centre make every Rescue course taught here memorable for every student.

The course will build your confidence and abilities as a diver. This program has been updated to include all the latest developments in rescue training. This course improves your diving skills and has modules that teach you diving first aid, emergency management, dive equipment problems, and to recognize diver stress. The in-water exercises will give you the ability to deal with distressed, tired, panicking, unconscious and missing divers.

We have an on-site confined water training area at UDC, giving you the best conditions to master new techniques and motor skills. With our variety of dive boats you get a good opportunity to practice different exit techniques for unresponsive divers.

This course will really improve your confidence and make you a more competent diver.

No other dive center in the Bay Islands, the Caribbean, or Central America offers such comprehensive training. With a reputation for training quality and skillful Divemasters and Instructors you’ll be amazed at how much you learn and how much you enjoy being immersed in our PADI Career Development Centre for this part of your dive education.

Contact us for the latest prices which includes all books, materials, rental gear, taxes, and 4 nights in our Backpacker Style Rooms at the Mango Inn. We are currently offering 2 additional dives with this package, and there are no hidden charges for the course. Private room accommodations available, visit our Hotel section for details.

“The Rescue course is “recreational”, but by definition, it involves more training and should be more rigorous. I am incredibly thankful that this shop takes their courses seriously and give enough repetition and time to ensure you learn the material. THIS is what you want to see in a dive shop. ”      

Course time: 4.5 Days
Content: 2 Academic Modules, 2 Confined Sessions, 4 Open Water Dives
Maximum depth allowed: 30 meters / 100 feet
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water + EFR
Course Package Includes: All materials, taxes, equipment, 5 Free Nights at Mango Inn Resort and 2 Free Fun Dives
Next Step: Master Scuba Diver or GoPro! 

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We offer accommodation with all our recreational courses at the Mango Inn resort.  The Mango Inn is away from the main settlement of Utila in quiet gardens, yet is only a few minutes walk from all amenities and conveniences should you need to procure any items or accessories.   Outside the rooms you are surrounded by luscious gardens with accommodation, freshwater training pool, and restaurant a few steps away. The tranquil gardens of the Mango Inn are the perfect location in this tropical paradise for a low stress learning environment, and you are no more than a 10 minute walk to our dive center.