Rescue Diver Course. Serious fun. You learn a pile of skills, most of which you hope you'll never use. It's a demanding and challenging course. You'll love it. Virtually all who take this course cite it as one of the most rewarding courses they've taken. Though challenging, you don't have to he an athlete - you learn rescue techniques suited to your physical characteristics and fitness level - what works for You.

During the Rescue Diver course you learn to refine and further develop your accident prevention and handling skills, plus learn to manage an emergency if you're even faced with one. Good things to know.

Emergency First Response. Like the Rescue Diver course, in the Emergency First Response program you learn skills you hope you never need, but will be glad you did if you ever do. Emergency First Response combines CPR and first aid into a single course, teaching you (at a lay level i the same emergency protocols used by paramedics and doctors. Your non diving friends can take this course with you, and it can make a big difference - even when you're not diving.

Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest nonprofessional rating in recreational diving. This prestigious rating means you've developed skills and experience in a broad number of dive activities and environments. What makes a Master Scuba Diver? Earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, the PADI Rescue Diver and five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

Turn Pro. At some point, you may decide to make diving a full or part time profession. For a lot of people, it beats working at a desk, and if you love working at a desk, you can still turn pro. Does all this seem too far off`? No worries - you don't need to look this far ahead yet. But this will give you some idea how Your instructor and the instructor's staff got where they are.