Heralded by many as the most fun and rewarding PADI scuba course that they have ever taken. This course is valuable to every recreational diver and is also a prerequisite should you want to advance to professional levels like Divemaster or Instructor. The Rescue Diver course emphasizes greater spatial awareness, self-sufficiency and leadership than any other PADI courses up to this point. It is challenging, fun and exciting and really builds a sense of camaraderie amongst student divers.
Class and Pool
Our Rescue course runs over 3 days. One evening is spent in the classroom reviewing the e-learning theory (included in course price) followed by a 2 hour pool session to introduce you to new skills.
Students are required to have all the e-learning components completed by the beginning of course.
Two days are spent at Whytecliff Park, Vancouver’s premier dive site, to practice and hone your skills in the open water. The ocean portion of the Rescue Diver course is over a weekend and is approximately 4-5 hours each day. There are some skills reviewed and evaluated at depth, at the surface and at the shore. Students will have a chance to practice and adapt techniques learned in the pool to the local open water environment. Divers will also be involved in scenarios and problem solving. Students in the course will find themselves in a leadership role during the ocean portion of the course – creating more aware, confident, thinking divers than any PADI course that precedes the rescue.
- Minimum of 20 logged dives
- PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
- Current PADI EFR certification or equivalent (CPR & First Aid within the last 2 years)