PADI Rescue Diver Course Koh Tao


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

Course Price: 14,000 THB (EFR & Rescue)

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: 14,000 THB

Course Price: 14,000 THB (EFR & Rescue)

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: 14,000 THB

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Rescue Diver course cost in Koh Tao?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is 14,000 baht, which includes the Emergency First Responder (First Aid and CPR) course that is required.

For anyone already holding a valid First Aid certificate the Rescue Diver course is 10,000 baht.

What is the quickest I can do the Rescue Diver course in Koh Tao?

The Rescue Diver course can be completed over 2 days.

This can vary depending on the amount of students in the group and being able to meet all the performance requirements.

3 days is a comfortable time scale to be able to digest and master all of the new skills required as part of the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Do I need any special equipment for the Rescue Diver course Koh Tao?

All equipment required for completion of the Rescue Diver course is included in course fees.

Additionally, all new equipment introduced into the course is explained and properly demonstrated on how to use them in a rescue situation.

How many dives do I need to start the Rescue Diver course on Koh Tao?

The minimum amount of dives needed to enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course is 7.

However, if you have time whilst on Koh Tao, we recommend enjoying some more fun dives to build up your experience before starting the course.

What certification level do I need to be for the Rescue Diver course Koh Tao?

The minimum certification level is a PADI Adventure Diver with the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive completed or the equivalent.

If you are interested in the Rescue Diver course and have been certified with a different agency, please feel free to contact us so we can discuss the pre-requisites.

Is accommodation included in the Rescue Diver course on Koh Tao?

No. Accommodation is not included in the course fees, however, it can be arranged for an additional cost.

Is the PADI Rescue Diver Course on Koh Tao hard?

The PADI Rescue Diver course is known as the most rewarding recreational Scuba Diving course there is.

The course will be demanding due to the scope of the topic, however, with world class training and a perfectly structured course we make it fun and easy to build your confidence up.

This will enable you to successfully achieve your goals in a safe environment suited to you.

Can I take the Rescue Diver course Koh Tao if I have not been diving?

For anyone who wants to participate in the PADI Rescue Diver Course that has not be actively diving for the last 6 months, we can refresh your knowledge, skills and confidence with a Scuba Review.

Being able to freshen up your diving skills, gives you the confidence to complete the Rescue Skills required and is what PADI recommend as well.

What is the PADI Rescue Diver Course Koh Tao?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course allows you to learn to handle in-water and out of water diving related injuries or emergencies more efficiently.

Dealing with tired or panicked divers at the surface, or unconscious or stressed divers underwater, the Rescue Diver course helps you to become a more competent and rounded diver.

Having the knowledge to handle these types of situations makes you feel safer in yourself as a Scuba Diver.

The Rescue course consists of several Knowledge Development sessions and pool training drills to help you build your skill base before you demonstrate in the Ocean.

As part of the Open Water ocean rescue training dives you will put in to practise what you have already learned, responding to scenarios that may happen both in and out of the water.

How old to start the PADI Rescue Diver course Koh Tao?

12 years of age is the minimum age to start the Rescue Diver course.

You need to be an Advanced Open Water diver or an Adventure diver with the Underwater Navigation Adventure dive.

You must also have valid CPR and First Aid training taken within the last 24 months.

For 12- 14 years of age, a Junior Rescue Diver certificate will be awarded.

The PADI Rescue Diver course is an exciting, action packed course, lots of fun and an excellent way to enhance diver skills and become a more aware and proficient diver.

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