Jay’s Rescue Course
Two weeks ago Jay came to Good Life Divers to get trained/certified as a Rescue Diver. After spending a couple of days with classroom presentations and emergency first response Primary and secondary training, Jay was ready for his open water exercises, that were held over a few days.
I decided for this course since it was only Jay and he has some experience to forgo teaching in the pool and do all training in a calm beach in Oyster Bay. The added realism of open water with full gear and wetsuits, hoods and gloves can never be truly replicated in a 90 degree pool.
Jay was impressive the entire class, picking up skills and ideas very quickly and coming up with tons of his own to get the rescue done. As an instructor it always helps when your students come up with good ideas that can be tried out and practiced. Any time Jay said “can it be done this way instead?” we tried it out, and worked through all the different scenarios that could come up.
Sorry for not having any pictures or video from the class, a camera is the last thing you think about when you are a panicked diver, or when you’re unresponsive.