Store Hours: 

Monday  & Tuesday: Closed          

Wednesday 12pm-6pm

Thursday 12pm-6pm

Friday 12pm - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 12pm - 6pm 

Location: 3615 Portola Dr.  Santa Cruz, CA 95062        

Phone: (831) 475-3483           

For general questions: tascuba@live.com

For travel questions: tatravel@live.com


Rescue-furthering your mastery of scuba and maximizing dive safety


The rescue course encompasses training that will prepare you to identify and prevent potential diving problems as well as teach you how to manage an underwater crisis should the need arise. This course is ideal for those seeking to become a thorough, skilled, and safe diver and buddy. A Rescue certification is also a necessary prerequisite to begin PADI Divemaster training as a professional diver. 

To begin the Rescue course, you must have at least 20 logged dives and a PADI Emergency First Response certification (or CPR and First Aid from a recognized agency such as Red Cross). Emergency First Response can be completed with us through a 1 day classroom session.  Give us a call for current EFR classes.

$198 includes:

  • 5 hours of classroom instruction
  • Open water dives to complete Rescue scenarios
  • 5 tank fills
  • Certification card
  • 10% discount on all products

Additional costs:

  • $67.50 PADI Crew pack
  • $25 DVD deposit
  • $100 gear rental for all days (wetsuit, BCD, regulator/computer/octo, weights, tanks)

**Student is responsible for providing own soft gear (mask, fins, booties, gloves, hood, snorkel); in shop soft gear packages start at $219