PADI Rescue Diver Course Koh Tao


Become A PADI Rescue Diver on Koh Tao – Are You Rescue Ready?

Course Price: 10,000 THB

Learn to prevent, identify and manage problems when diving. Become more confident and proficient in the water.

It’s a challenge. But it’s worth it.

Are you Rescue Ready?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to anticipate problems, assist with divers in distress and manage accident scenes.

The course consists of a series of knowledge development, confined and open water training sessions. 

Rescue Diver Course Knowledge Development

The knowledge development section consists of 5 sections and covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Recognizing diver stress
  • Accident Management
  • Being Prepared for a diving emergency
  • Common equipment problems
  • Responding to diver emergencies
  • Missing diver procedures
  • The psychology of diver rescue
  • Diver rescue procedures

Get started now and sign up for the Rescue Diver e-learning and arrive with all the knowledge development completed.

Once you arrive, we will administer the Rescue Diver Online Quick Review and get you straight in the water.

You will need to prepare an emergency assistance plan (EAP) for the dive site we will conduct the rescue diver course final scenario at.

Rescue Diver Course Confined & Open Water training

There is a self-rescue skills review for all rescue diver students to complete before we introduce you to the main 10 rescue exercises.

Your Instructor will introduce you to each skill, give you lots of practice and then evaluate your mastery of each skill.

We will introduce these skills in confined water before progressing to deeper water once you are comfortable. 


Course Price: 10,000 THB

Course Price: 10,000 THB

Rescue Diver Course Self-Rescue Skills Review


Exercise 1 — Tired Diver.

Exercise 2 — Panicked Diver.

Exercise 3 — Assist a responsive diver in distress from shore, boat or dock.

Exercise 4 — Distressed Diver Underwater exercises including overexertion, panicked and out of air situations.

Exercise 5 — Missing Diver – Quickly and efficiently search for and locate a missing diver using an underwater search pattern.

Exercise 6 — Surfacing an Unresponsive Diver.

Exercise 7 — Unresponsive Diver at the Surface including in water rescue breathing using pocket mask, mouth to mouth, demonstrate equipment removal (victim and rescuer) while towing the diver toward an exit.

Exercise 8 — Exiting the Unresponsive Diver from the water.

Exercise 9 — First Aid for Pressure-Related Injuries and Oxygen Administration

Exercise 10 —Respond to a diver emergency that requires attending to a non-breathing, unresponsive diver on the surface, demonstrating in water rescue breathing, exiting the water and then providing CPR.

Rescue Diver Course – Open Water Training & Final Scenario’s 

Scenario 1 — Unresponsive Diver Underwater

Search for and locate a missing diver during an accident simulation.

Scenario 2 — Unresponsive Diver at the Surface.

Effectively responding to an unresponsive, non-breathing diver during an accident simulation and tow them back to the boat whilst administrating rescue breaths.

E-Learning Rescue Diver Course Sample Schedule:

Day 1: Review e-learning online quick review.

Confined Water Rescue training exercises 1-10.

Day 2:

Open Water Rescue training exercises 1-10.

Day 3:

Open Water training.

Open Water Training & Final Scenarios

Rescue Diver Course includes:

  • E-learning online PADI Rescue diver manual & PADI certification
  • PADI Instructor fees
  • Insurance
  • Log Book
  • Equipment rental
  • Dive computer

Become A Rescue Ready Diver

Course Price: 10,000 THB

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