Rescue Course

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Why train with us?

  • Our pool, classroom and all dive equipment located at the beautiful Bishop Strachan School in Forest Hill.

  • Our world-wide referral program helps you book directly with our personally recommended dive partners.

  • Our retail store is located downtown just around the corner from MEC.

  • Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

For the remainder of 2021 we will only be using Cawthra pool for our in-pool training. Our regular pool located at BSS remains closed. Please note that following guidelines from the provincial government effective immediately all clients taking scuba lessons will be asked to provide proof of full vaccination in order to be allowed to take in-person scuba training. We apologize to anyone that feels excluded in any way due to this shift and any inconvenience this may cause at this time.

Course Description

The Rescue Diver course is the pivotal step in expanding your dive knowledge and experience. Building upon what you have already learned, this course expands on what you already know about preventing problems and what to do if they occur. You will find this course both demanding and rewarding as you learn to rise to the challenges and master your new skills whilst making the transition to looking beyond yourself and consider the safety and well-being of others.

Learning Environment (eLearning)

For simplicity TSC conducts the academic component of the rescue course online as an eLearning option. This means students can sign up for the rescue course whenever they want and complete the academic component in their own time. Once you have completed the initial pool training TSC will arrange further rescue practice training sessions with you ahead of the open water component. The open water testing takes place in Toronto during the summer months starting in June. The open water component is completed in a single day and tests students on the skills they learned during the pool training sessions.


Students are required to have their Advanced level scuba certification. Students will also need to take a first aid course with us or show proof of first aid certification through a recognized agency within the last 2 years.

If you require First Aid certification, we can arrange that for you. Please visit the EFR page on our website to sign up.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn how to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident with their skills as a diver, knowing that they can help others if needed. During the course, students will learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.

The Rescue Diver course prepares students to deal with real dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, students learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers at and below the surface.


The TSC rescue course fee includes the academic materials, use of our training pools, tanks and weights, instruction, open water testing and certification card.  BCD and regulators are available for rental if required. The higher rental cost of the equipment for this course reflects the need to have equipment available to students for pool sessions, open water and rescue practice sessions. Students are required to have their own mask, fins and snorkel for this course. All students are invited to additional rescue practice sessions which are scheduled from time to time at BSS or the Etobicoke Olympium pool. If a students schedule allows, further rescue skill practice and development is encouraged. All instruction and rental costs associated with the practice sessions are covered by the initial course fee and equipment rental fee set out here.