Rescue Diver & EFR Certification
5 Day Certification Training - Certified Diver Expeditions
This certification should be the minimum level of training for all certified divers.
Why? Not because Scuba is dangerous. We say that because it's the responsible thing to do. Just like a Boy Scout - Be Prepared! If something were to happen, it's not just acting, but being trained and practiced in the best course of action. It gives those with PADI Advanced Open Water (or Adventure Diver with Navigation) certification, the opportunity to learn the practical skills of one of the most adventurous, challenging diving activities: underwater search and rescue.
Our class is better
We take dive training and safety seriously. That's why when you sign up for our Rescue Class, you also go through EFR, Emergency First Response training (First Aid & CPR). We feel that this additional training, usually optional with other dive shops, helps us produce fully trained divers who are better prepared to help themselves as well as other divers.
The course consists of: classroom session(s), confined water session(s), open water sessions and a final ocean scenario session that will test all of your skills in a simulated emergency situation, earning you a PADI Rescue Diver certification. This certification is recognized around the world and is an important pre-requisite to PADI training for Master Scuba Diver, and professional level training for Divemaster, and Instructor.
All Rescue classes automatically include access codes for eLearning, online academics, the most efficient and best way to learn! Scouts will be sent their access codes when they register with BSA.
Minimum age: 12 years old on the week you arrive at Camp (National Boy Scout rule). Sorry, no exceptions. Advanced Open Water (or Adventure Diver with Navigation dive) is a pre-requisite for Rugged Rescue.
Register with the West Valley Scout online or call 818 785-8700 Camping Department. Space is limited, sign-up early to reserve your spot!
SUMMARY OF RESCUE SKILLS
Situation Assessment . Self Rescue . Diving First Aid . Equipment Problems . Tired Diver Tow . Distressed Diver . Underwater Emergency Management . Field First Aid . Surfacing the Unconscious Diver . Equipment Functions . Injured Diver Egress . Unconscious Diver on Surface . Response from Shore / Boat . Missing Diver . Diving Accident Scenarios Managing Diver Stress
RELEASES: You will be emailed all additional information including releases. They are provided here for reference. Follow all the directions and fill them out completely and bring them with you to Camp. Any questions or need more information - contact us.