Rescue Diver:

Rescue Diver is regarded by many divers as the most fun and rewarding certification course they have taken. This course teaches you how to be aware of trouble, as well as showing you how to help yourself and others when difficulties arise.

What you learn

    • Self rescue

    • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

    • Emergency management and equipment

    • Rescuing panicked divers

    • Rescuing unresponsive divers


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must

    • Be 12 years or older

    • Have a PADI Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

    • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses). 


The price for Rescue Diver certification is $200 plus course materials. Rental gear and expenses at dive location are not included.






Emergency First Response

CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care           

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone at anytime. You also will need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. We have a complete staff of certified instructors to help you through the course.

The Fun Part

The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

    • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level

    • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)

    • Preventing and caring for shock

    • Spinal injury management

    • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk

    • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

The Learning Materials You Need

Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.

The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.

To purchase these products just come in and see a friendly Amber Waves Diving employee


To enroll in Emergency First Response courses, you must

    • Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency


Course Fee $100.00



Public Safety Diver Specialty Course      

Amber Waves Diving Co. Owners and Instructors are Public Safety Professionals and are commanders of local Dive Rescue Recovery Teams.  Amber Waves Diving was the first dive operation in the Wichita area to offer the Public Safety Diver Course.  The program uses proven field techniques and both meets and addresses important National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines found in NFPA 1006 and 1670. 
Pre-requisites for Student Divers 
The PADI Public Safety Diver program is for PADI Members with a need to train local personnel for rescue, recovery and evidence collection. Only individuals employed in fields such as law enforcement, fire suppression and emergency services are qualified to take or conduct the program.

The minimum prerequisite certification for student divers is PADI Rescue Diver. The PADI Search and Recovery Diver course is strongly recommended due to the techniques used extensively in public safety diver training and in the field.

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Forms - Download & Fill Out

You can fill out your liability release paperwork online with Amber Waves! Below are the forms you will need to complete, in .pdf format, before your certification. Print these off, fill them out and bring them in to eliminate the time spent in the store filling out paperwork!

Equipment Rental & Liability Release

Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding

Medical Statement Form

Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

Adventures/Specialty Diver Programs Release & Risk Agreement

Certified Diver Experience Programs Release & Risk Agreement

NITROX Release & Risk Agreement