Rescue Diver and EFR Courses



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So, you already have your open water certification and your advanced open water certifications, and want to take it to the next level. 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.

This course is a lot of fun. Not only is it fun for the students, but it is also a favourite of our instructors. If you want to seriously improve your diving skills, have fun, learn some invaluable life-saving skills and greatly increase your diving confidence, then this course is ideal for you.

For simplicity TSC offers you the rescue course as an eLearning option. This means you can sign up for the rescue course whenever you want and complete all of the academic component in your own time. From the drop menu you are simply choosing the single in-pool training date where you will learn all of the skills required for your rescue course. We will then arrange the open water component with you which takes place in Toronto during the summer months starting in June. The open water component is also completed in a single day and tests you on the skills you learned during your pool training session.


A prerequisite for the Rescue Diver course is that students must have a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate that is valid and will be current for one year after the course. If you do not have a CPR certificate, you can obtain one by completing the Emergency First Response (EFR) course. The EFR course is PADI’s unique CPR and first aid course that teaches you general first aid skills, CPR and some first aid skills that are particular to typical diving emergencies. If you choose to take the EFR course it is designed to immediately precede and partially run in conjunction with the Rescue Diver course.

You can also take the EFR course as a stand-alone first aid course and if this interests you, simply sign up for it as a stand-alone certification.