Obtained over the course of 2 scenario-based dives, students will earn their certification by completing a unique series of challenges and obstacles. Divers will test their survival skills, rescue skills and a few skills they didn’t even know they had. At the end they will obtain the most sought after certification card in SCUBA history: Zombie Apocalypse Diver.
All students are encouraged to wear zombie makeup and dive gear for their open water dives!
This specialty is an introduction to " Survival" diving in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Students will learn the myths, legends, and real science surrounding the origin of the zombie.
The course will then instill PADI philosophies of conservation, buoyancy, rescue skills, and first aid skills. Information will be presented in a thoughtful and entertaining manner.
The goals of Zombie Apocalypse Diver training are:
- Explain the origin of the word zombie.
- Explain how zombies were made in history by dosing innocent people with tetrodotoxin, a toxin from the pufferfish.
- Be able to demonstrate exceptional buoyancy to avoid contact with "contaminated" materials and "infected people"
- Review self and buddy rescue skills learned in PADI's Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, or Rescue Course depending on students current level of certification.
Knowledge Development Learning Objectives
By the end of knowledge development, student divers will be able toexplain:
- The history of zombies.
- The science of tetrodotoxin.
- Methods of infection.
- Zombie recognition.
- Real examples of zombies in the animal world
- Treatment of infected
- Countries that have officially recognized the possibility of an outbreak.
- Zombies in an aquatic environment
- PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver
- 12 years old
Included in Course Registration and Completion:
- PADI C-Card (Clearly states that you hold the rank of Zombie Apocalypse Diver! Not that anyone will check your C-card after the world ends…)
- Certificate of Completion (Suitable for framing… not that there are any frames left after the apocalypse, but you can use it as kindling.)
- Zombie Skin Bracelet (To commemorate your training in survival diving. The bracelet is made with real zombie skin. Wearing it will help mask your odor to avoid the herd of walkers.)