PADI Rescue Diver Course 2019
Join us for what many of our students call their most favourite PADI Scuba Course, the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Let us take you through the most exciting core PADI scuba diving course and help prepare you better mentally, physically and emotionally for what can be some of the most serious, rewarding and smartest way to scuba dive.
Join us Saturday June 22nd, 2019 9am-9pm for Class & Pool with Open Waters on Sunday June 23rd, 2019 from 8:30am-4pm.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the most essential scuba diving course and the minimum level we would recommend all divers achieve, and rest assured that after we’ve added a little bit of our own insight and experience you’ll have a new outlook on diving.
Most dive accidents are a direct result of human error, and many accidents that happen often happen to the least experienced or less aware divers, learn more about prevention, anticipation, rescue techniques and much more.
What will you learn?
You will learn how to prevent, assess and control problems above and below the water.
You should know how to handle a situation when things go wrong underwater or on the surface.
This is the one dive course that many graduates would call their favourite and most Memorable PADI dive course.
If you’ve got the Advanced Open Water Program under your belt, this is your next step towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.
Students will gain life saving skills that will help them to save themselves and other divers from a potentially dangerous situation and test their own personal limits and comfort.
Who should take this course?
This course is a must for anyone whether you’re an avid diver, or even more importantly, the diver who dives down south on vacation, as once a year divers are more likely to experience a diver in distress.
Many divers have received improper training from other shops or instructors, many divers have NOT kept up their level of proficiency or personal diving skills, equipment configuration or knowledge.
Details of what you’ll learn:
Dan’s Rescue program encompasses advanced dive theory, rescue techniques such as prevention, readiness to respond, First Aid, CPR, decompression injuries, underwater search and recovery, specialized equipment, equipment care and maintenance, pool and open water sessions.
There will be a weekend of Open Water Training Scenarios where Divers will experience simulated “real life” situations that they could encounter in a real diving situation such as out of air divers, missing divers, a panic diver, diver with a pressure related injury, diver requiring immediate first aid, unconscious diver and many other scenarios.
Our course is well over 25 hours of action packed information, diving and excitement.
What gear do you need?
You will need your personal scuba equipment, along with a surface marker, safety reel or spool 100′-150′ of line, waterproof notebook or dive slate, cutting tools, CPR/O2 pocket mask, audible surface signalling device.
DDS will supply all oxygen related first aid equipment, rescue throw bags, etc.
Divers need to be certified Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Maintain Current First Aid/CPR (Emergency First Response and Oxygen Provider Courses are available and often run near the Rescue dates), Minimum age of 15 years old.
Cost is only $350 + HST and includes PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak, Certification Fee.
If you’re interested in this course come in and get your books and start your journey to safer diving today.
Where can I go from here?
Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:
- Master Scuba Diver
- PADI Divemaster
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Intro To Tech
- Solo Diver
NAUI Intro to Tech Course July 2019
The Naui Intro to Tech Course July 2019 is a game changer, changing the way recreational divers think about diving and offers the recreational diver the ultimate challenge as well as a window into their diving future, as it begins unlocking doors to the right skills, the right information, the right techniques, the right knowledge and the right equipment configuration.
Our NAUI Intro To Tech course presents new challenges for recreational divers, while taking a fundamental diving approach to buoyancy, trim, team diving, underwater and above land problem solving that requires sound solution thinking and finesse, while refining and mastering the rudimentary skills that most divers tend to lack at the recreational diving level.
Many divers consider this course to be the turning point in their diving career because it opens divers up to the more exciting challenges ahead like Technical Diving, Wreck Penetration, Trimix, Cave Diving, Technical Sidemount, Ice Diving and Expedition Diving for future dive explorers.
Our NAUI Intro to Tech Course is available to recreational divers in a single tank with H-valve configuration or for those divers wishing to move into Tech Diving with back mounted doubles.
Our program will help you develop better buoyancy, fin techniques, propulsion methods, all the while Improving Trim, Breaking BAD Habits, Diver Communication, Problem Solving abilities, Risk Management, Dive team Planning, Dive Equipment Streamlining, Horizontal Out of air sharing and more in backmounted doubles.
This course is available privately for individuals or groups locally or wherever you are located.
We are happy to offer this course locally or anywhere else in Canada. DDS is a mobile shop with the ability to teach anywhere you need us.
This Program has become one of the scuba worlds Most Popular Courses for good reason. We feel Intro to Tech is the BEST Diving course on the market today, designed to challenge the diver with new skills, techniques and awareness. Step up to the plate and challenge yourself to be the best diver you can be.
For divers of all skill levels
Must be 18 or Older
Open Water Diver or Equivilant
Minimum of 25 logged dives
5 dives on EANx
400 Meter Swim
50′ Underwater Breathold with Gears
Our Naui Intro to Tech program offers the candidate a Fundamental approach to refining and mastering the rudimentary skills such as Buoyancy, Fin Technique/Propulsion Methods, Improving Diver Trim, Breaking BAD Habits, Diver Communication, Problem Solving abilities, Risk Management, Dive team Planning and Team Communications, Dive Equipment Streamlining, Rescue Techniques, Horizontal Ascents/Descents, Valve Manipulation drills, Air Sharing and more.
The Naui Intro to Tech program also offers divers a look deeper into diving science, physics, physiology and decompression theory using zero calculation tables, the 120 Rule and NAUI RGBM decompression model which is the most validated decompression algorithm in recreational and technical scuba diving.
Divers will be introduced to a safer, more versatile and more user friendly/beneficial equipment configuration (NTEC) allowing divers take advantage of the benefits of diving with a long hose (5-7ft), a streamlined back flotation buoyancy system which is the heart of the system, a reel and lift bag for mid-water ascents and drifting decompression stops, proper light requirements and more.
All gear is designed to be streamlined using a Hogarthian approach revolving around the KISS principal to give divers the freedom to improve their skills. Keep It Simple and Streamlined.
This course is conducted only over a period of 4 days making it a rather intensive program. Students must understand that these skills might not be able to be mastered without practice outside of the Naui Intro to Tech program.
All training dives are filmed so divers can see themselves in the water and see the learning curve from pool to open water training sessions. Dives are conducted in shallow water which affords us maximum bottom time for skill development.
This course is intended for divers of any skill level from Open Water Diver to Open Water Instructor and will benefit all who take it, especially divers wishing to progress into more serious aspects of diving requiring this type of discipline, comfort and finesse in the water.
Graduates of this program will also be able to enroll in more advanced programs with the skills and confidence to succeed in those programs including technical diving courses like Technical Decompression Diver, Helitrox, Trimix, not to mention it goes hand in hand with Cavern, Wreck Penetration and our Cave diving courses, which will build on the foundation started with Intro to Tech.
We believe NAUI offers the best scuba diving course progressions offering a little bit more than your other agencies with regards to more theory, more diving and higher standards, while our instructional staff are the countries leading technical diving educators and active explorers.
If you want a challenging course that will test your skills, knowledge and abilities, NAUI Intro to Tech is the course for you.
Cost: $500+HST (based on a minimum of 3 students) includes NAUI NTEC Workshop, NAUI Intro to Tech CD, Intro to Tech Student Skills CD, Certification fees.
FREE Divers Alert Network Student Member Insurance
Intro to Tech is also available privately for the diver who has limited availability for time. Cost is $650+HST local and includes the above materials. Private instruction out of town may bear other additional expenses for travel, meals, fills, etc.
Students who cannot commit to 4 intensive days can also complete the program over 2 full weekends or 4 full midweek days. There is no additional cost for the midweek Intro, however the 2 weekend format would bare an additional $100 charge per student.
If you’re interested in this program a CD is available with a wealth of information. Start changing your diving habits for the better today with Dan’s Dive Shop and our exceptional progressive dive training.
If you can’t make this class in Niagara, we can present this program to you anywhere else you may be in Canada or other graphic regions.
Lake Erie Advanced Deep Diving Weekend
Join us for a Lake Erie Technical Dive Weekend aboard the dive vessel Southwind in Westfield, NY as we spent an afternoon diving the George Whalen (150′) and the John J. Boland (140′) Saturday and a morning dive charter out to the schooner Oxford(160′) and hogging arch steamer Acme (130′).
Sites Subject to Change.
The Whelan now lies 3/4 over on her port side in 150′ of water off Barcelona, NY. This is a true virgin site, she hasn’t been stripped of anything. Whatever was on the ship when she went down is still there. There are lanterns, life rings, port holes, anchor, life boat, railings, stairways, doors and hatches. There’s a huge propeller and rudder. There are also many opportunities for penetration, for those trained in this type of diving.
The Boland is quite a sight. She’s lying on her starboard side in 130 feet of water, rising 40 feet of the bottom. When descending, the first thing divers see is her massive 4 blade propeller and equally impressive rudder. Moving forward, there are ladders, deck gear, railings, portholes and a winch. Both the aft cabin and the pilot house are partially intact. With proper training, some penetration is possible.
The Oxford lies upright in a maximum depth of 160 feet of water. Notable features of this mid-1800’s wreck include her tiller, bilge pump, winch, windlass, both anchors and reasonably intact masts. Port and starboard railings are also intact. Visibility on this wreck is often more than 50′ but bottom temps seldom exceed 42 degrees.
Originally called the Crow’s Nest” due to the crosstree on her foremast, or as “the tiller wreck” due to her perfectly preserved tiller. It took a few years for this 2 masted brig’s true identity to be discovered to be the Oxford. Built in 1842 at Three Mile Bay, NY, the 114′ Oxford was owned and operated by Hoag Strong and Company.
The Acme was Built in 1856 by George Hardison of Buffalo, Ny for the Western Transportation Company. The Acme was a steam powered hogging arched package freighter, 190′ in length. Loaded with beef, flour and cow hides, she was bound for Buffalo from Chicago on November 4th, 1867, when she encountered a fierce gale. The ship began taking on water, and the order was given to lower the lifeboats. All hands survived.
Today, the Acme lies upright in about 130′ of water. Her hogging arches are reached at about 117′. The cabin was blown off during the sinking, exposing the boiler and steam engine.
Cost includes 2 2 tank charters for only $225USD per person. Lodging is nearby at the Thruway Motel and several other hotels.
Tobermory Dive Extravaganza with Dan’s Dive Shop
Join us in Canada’s Dive Capital for one of our most popular dive trips, the Tobermory Dive Extravaganza! Nestled in the Northern Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world- above and below the water.
Explore Fathom 5 Marine Park and the many beautiful shipwrecks, rich walls and drop-offs that only Tobermory’s crystal clear deep blue waters can offer. Dan’s Dive Shop hosts dives for the Advanced Open Water Diver to Technical, Trimix or Rebreather diver on each of these trips.
Popular sites include but are not limited to: Arabia, Forest City, Dufferin Wall, Niagara 2, Grotto, James C. King, Philo Scoville, Wetmore, Bad Neighbour Rock, Flower Pot Island Wall and many more.
Included: 2 nights accommodations, 2 days of boat diving to some of Tobermory’s best known sites and some maybe not so well known, as well as a meal plan with continental breakfasts, bagged lunches and a bbq dinner (usually steaks the size of your head) Saturday night.
Not included: Gear, gas fills & gratuities.
Students can complete their PADI Advanced Open Water Course, Dive Specialty Courses or request a course and we’ll see if we can fit a specialty class of your choosing in.
July 12-14, 2019 at Trails End Lodge SOLD OUT. Take your PADI Advanced Open Water.
Sept 20-22, 2019 at Trails End Lodge Already Selling Out, Book Soon.
Boat dives begin Saturday morning. DDS divers will be there and diving from shore on the Friday so contact us if you would like to join the fun.
Cost is only $375+HST.
DDS TRIP POLICY To reserve your spot all guests are required to fill out a DDS Reservation & Liability Form and pay a $100 non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due 60 days prior to trip departure.
DDS TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY ALL TRIP PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If the trip goes full, or you are able to fill your spot, you will be reimbursed for everything except your non-refundable trip deposit of $100. To protect yourself against pre-trip cancellation or travel emergencies, we highly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. Travel Insurance is available online from our travel partner Fly and Sea Dive Adventures.
Looking to book your next travel adventure? Contact our DDS Flight Centre Associate today!
Fawn Messer, Travel Consultant
phone: 905-984-2160, fax: 905-984-2167
Flight Centre Associates
Head Office: 1 Dundas St W, Suite 200, Rm M, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3
Florida Springs Trip 2019
Florida Springs Trip 2019 Week 1 is an intensive training week offering expert level training in DPV, Intro to Tech and Cavern Training with Cave & Technical Diving Instructor/Explorer Matt Mandziuk. If you want to be the best diver possible, this trip is life changing and will improve every aspect of your diving.
Don’t miss out on our SIGNATURE TRAINING TRIP in Florida’s beautiful aquifer in the heart of cave country. Spend an exciting week with us earning your Intro to Tech and Cavern certifications. It’s an intense but incredibly rewarding week filled with lots of diving in some of the most spectacular and unique dive spots in the world.
Read testimonials from past graduates in our Testimonials page and see just how monumental this trip is!
Participate in our NAUI Intro to Tech Class and see that this course is not just for tech divers – it is a foundational skills refinement course that will dial up your control, problem solving and finesse as you dive in any situation. Our Cavern course will build on your Intro to tech skills dovetailing seamlessly into one another, while exposing you to a magic that few divers experience – the cavern zone of beautiful caves.
And if you’re looking for greater challenges, CHECK OUT OUR CAVE 1 AND CAVE 2 courses the following weeks. Call or email the shop for more details and make training with us in Florida next February the best decision of your diving adventures!
Lodging and food is only $550 US (based on a group of 6) Course package is only $650 for Intro to Tech and Cavern Diver Combination Courses. Sign up today for the most progressive, high skills training experience of your dive career and challenge yourself today.
For more course information check out our Cave & Technical diving courses section.
To book your accommodations please contact our travel partner:
Fawn Messer, Travel Consultant
phone: 905-328-7851, fax: 905-984-2167
Flight Centre Associates
Head Office: 1 Dundas St W, Suite 200, Rm M, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3