What should we do when someone panics while diving? What is the correct way to react to a risky situation?

The Rescue Diver and First Aid course is an advanced training that teaches rescue techniques and emergency response during diving. Participants learn to identify and prevent safety problems, as well as to administer first aid and perform rescue maneuvers in case of emergency.

The course is designed to improve the skills of certified divers and provide them with more advanced training in safety and rescue. Some of the topics covered include the identification and prevention of risky situations, emergency management, administration of oxygen, and performing rescue maneuvers.

In addition, the Rescue Diver and First Aid course also teaches communication and leadership skills, as well as stress management in emergency situations.

Overall, the aim of the Rescue Diver and First Aid course is to train divers to become leaders in emergency situations and be prepared to respond effectively to any risky situation while diving.

What’s Included?

  • Course Materials
  • International Certification License
  • Certified Professional Dive Instructor
  • One Confined Water Dive in Taganga Bay & Four Rescue Dives in Tayrona Park
  • Full Diving Equipment Rental
  • Speed Boat to Tayrona National Park (no additional entrance fee required)
  • Refreshments (snacks, juice, water – please inform us if you are vegetarian)
  • Underwater Photographs

Rescue Diver Course + First Aid

$1’200.000 COP

PADI applies additional fee (study material)


The course lasts three days. Courses begin every day and last three half-days. On the first day, guests are asked to arrive at the shop by 8:30 (for the morning class) or 2:30 (for the afternoon class). Please plan to spend around three hours with us on day one. For the rescue dives on days two and three, students can choose to dive in the morning or in the afternoon. For the morning trip, please arrive at the shop by 07:20 – the trip should finish by 11:30. In the afternoon, the arrival time is 13:20, concluding around 16:30.