Who should take this course?

With the recent explosive growth in popularity of technical diving, divers with a greater variety of backgrounds and experience levels are entering the sport. Technical diving is no longer the preserve of the seasoned open circuit diver. In addition, in search of the elusive wreck or undiscovered cave, technical divers are venturing farther and farther afield. These dive sites are often many hours away from emergency first aid and decompression facilities.
Both these factors increase the overall risk to the technical diving community creating the need for a new level of rescue diver training.
The technical rescue diver is trained to operate in a highly stressed rescue environment. Her water skills are honed to perfection. She has the knowledge and skill to extinguish sparks that set off error chains before they become a problem. She is a valued for her ability to cultivate a culture of safety. The goal of the course is to develop the skills taught during the Rescue Diver course to a very high level and relate them specifically to the hazards, equipment and techniques encountered during technical diving in open water. In addition, this course will teach technical divers how to conduct technical diving risk assessments and how to prepare effective emergency plans. 

To enroll in the Tec Rescue course, you must be :

  • Certified as a Tec 45 diver or qualifying certification from another training organization. 
  • For the purposes of this level, a qualifying technical certification is one that qualifies the student to make decompression dives to 45 metres/145 feet using air, EANx and oxygen using open circuit scuba equipment. ​
  • 100 logged dives (20 deeper than 18 metres/60 feet using EANx, at least 15 deeper than 30 metres/100 feet (with or without EANx). 
  • PADI Oxygen Provider Speciality or provide a qualifying certification from another training organization. 
  • For this course, a qualifying certification is proof of training in oxygen equipment maintenance and providing oxygen to victims in all conditions. 
  • 18 years of age 
  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.

What will you learn?

  • Upgrade technical diver rescue skills to a level required by the higher risks and greater complexity of technical diving.
  • Teach technical divers how to comprehensive diver and dive site risk assessments.
  • Provide technical divers with advanced emergency procedures necessitated by diving in remote locations.
  • Knowledge Development.
  • The Practical Applications
  •  In Water Skill Development – open water with increasing levels of simulated stress 
  •  Dives 1 and 2 diver rescue skill refresher and development.
  •  Dives 3, 4 and 5 rescue scenarios.