Engage in real-life rescue simulations

Enhance your situational awareness

Acquire even greater confidence in your diving skills


Dive into the PADI Rescue Diver Course at Rincon Diving and Snorkeling to elevate your diving skills to heroic levels. Led by experienced instructors, the course combines theory and hands-on training to equip you with problem-solving abilities, situational awareness, and teamwork skills. You’ll learn to assess risks, prevent incidents, and respond effectively in emergencies, while also deepening your understanding of dive theory and equipment. By completing the course, you’ll not only enhance your diving capabilities but also contribute to a safer underwater environment. Join us on this transformative journey and be the diver others can rely on.


Empower yourself with the tools and confidence to respond effectively in challenging situations

Learn to assess and manage potential risks, as well as how to anticipate and prevent diving incidents

Deepen your understanding of dive theory, medical considerations, and dive equipment

Trip Details

Trip Details


$350 (1 Classroom Session, 1 Confined Water, and 1 Open Water session)

Departure time

9 AM

Meeting point

Rincón Diving & Snorkeling- 2207 Ave Pedro Albizu Campos Carr Rd 115 Km 12.0, Rincón, PR 00677, Puerto Rico, USA


Daily, year-round


2- 3 days to complete the required dives

Group size

No minimum or maximum


  • Tanks and weights
  • Expert safety briefings and instruction
  • Drinking water – bring your refillable water bottle for free refills from our filtered rainwater collection

Not included

  • PADI eLearning
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) Course & Certification
  • PADI training logbook (required)- available for purchase
  • Wetsuit – available to rent or purchase
  • Regulator, buoyancy control device, compass, surface marker buoy, and dive gauges (these are required for the tour) – rentals available
  • Mask, snorkel, and fins – rentals available
  • Snacks for surface intervals between dives
  • Transportation from dive center to entry point at the beach

What to bring

  • Advanced Open Water Dive certification
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Reef-safe sunscreen

Good to know

  • Age limit: minimum 12 years old
  • You will be required to complete a PADI Medical Questionnaire at check-in. Please review in advance. If you have any of the health conditions listed on the medical statement you will not be able to participate without a doctor’s consent. Call the dive center if you have any concerns.
  • You must be PADI Advanced Open Water certified (or same rank with another agency) to take this course
  • You need to allow 18 hours to pass before flying after diving!
  • After the equipment fitting, you will follow the guide in your own transportation to the entry point for the snorkeling tour (5 min +/- from the dive center). If you need transportation from the dive center and back, please give the dive center a call so advance arrangements can be made. Additional charges may apply.
  • It is important to drink plenty of water before arrival for hydration.
  • Apply Reef-SAFE sunscreen before arrival so it soaks into you and not the precious reef. Ocean-friendly sunscreen is available for purchase at the dive center.
  • It is important to drink plenty of water before arrival for hydration.
  • Apply ocean-friendly/reef-safe sunscreen before arrival so it soaks into you and not the precious reef. Ocean-friendly sunscreen is available for purchase at the dive center.

What You’ll See & Do

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Rincon Diving & Snorkeling’s PADI Rescue Diver Course offers an immersive journey that enhances diving skills through theory sessions, hands-on rescue scenarios, and teamwork practice. From risk assessment to emergency management, you’ll develop problem-solving and situational awareness. By the course’s end, you’ll emerge as a confident and skilled diver, equipped to handle challenges and contribute to safer diving.

Answers to Your Questions

Water temperature in Puerto Rico ranges from 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months (December-March) to 84 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. Most divers get cold in the winter months and a wetsuit is recommended. At other times of the year, wetsuits are good for abrasion protection. Wetsuits are available for rental for an additional fee, check out our rental rates.

The temperate waters of Puerto Rico are home to many species of fish of all sizes. Some we see every day are parrotfish, butterflyfish, blue tangs, sergeant majors, angelfish, squirrelfish. In fact, look at a fish ID guide for the Caribbean and we see those same characters every day. Ahhh… life in paradise.

The minimum age for scuba certification is 10 years.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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