What you are going to learn

You will learn how to deal with dive emergencies using a variety of techniques.  Throughout the course you will go through rescue exercises and different emergency scenarios, building the confidence needed to help a person in an emergency situation if ever needed. You will also learn how to self rescue, recognize and manage stress in others, and how to rescue panicked and unresponsive divers. The course opens you up to a number of different situations you may come across, and gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to assist in a safe way.


Typically we will run our Rescue course over one weekend. You’ll complete the pool segments . Followed by four scenarios completed in the Open Water, usually the next day. This can be done at one of our local sites, or in Tobermory (depending upon interest & course sign up). 

What You’ll Need?


  • Hold an Advanced Open Water certification from PADI or equivalent from another recognized scuba diver training organization.
  • Be 12 years or older.
  • First Aid and CPR valid within last two years


  • Day 1 – We provide all the equipment you will need for the class and pool session – nothing to rent or buy! 

  • Day 2 – 4 Open Water Rescue Scenarios – We offer Open Water students a rental package priced at $95
    • This includes your two air tanks, weights, BCD, wetsuit, regulator with integrated computer, hood and gloves.
    • If you do not own a mask, snorkel, fin and boots, it is an extra $60 for the weekend.
  • Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a pocket mask.
  • All other equipment needed will be provided in the course (oxygen units, CPR mannequins, etc).

Scuba 2000
Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada