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 :
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.
What will you learn?