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PADI Rescue Diver










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PADI Rescue Diver


Scuba divers that complete the PADI Rescue Course generally find this the most satisfying and rewarding program they learn. After completing the PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses which are all about learning and developing dive skills, the PADI Rescue Diver program concentrates on helping and caring for others. Learning both in water and out of water rescue techniques, this gives participants a new sense of achievement and confidence in their diving abilities.


With role play and real life scenarios, the PADI Rescue Diver program is a very physical course and requires a positive mental attitude. Learning how to self rescue, search for missing divers, calm panicked divers, and provide in water rescue breaths, the PADI Rescue Diver is a very enjoyable and gratifying course.

Scuba divers must have a current certificate in first-aid and CPR as a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course. For divers requiring a certification we run the Emergency First Response course in conjunction with the PADI Rescue Diver program. PADI Rescue Divers also find this course doesn’t only influence their scuba diving but with the help of the Emergency First Response course find a transition from scuba diving to everyday life.


Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

PADI Rescue Diver participants must be 12 years or older and review, complete and sign the PADI student record file including an affirmation of risk and medical history screen before entering the water


What equipment do I need?

Scuba equipment required for the PADI Rescue Diver program is supplied. This includes Mask, Fins & Snorkel, a B.C.D. (buoyancy control devise), Weight system, Tanks, wetsuit and regulator set. Emergency oxygen, Free flow mask and Demand resuscitation masks, First Aid Kits and safety barriers are also supplied during this course.


What learning materials do I need?

You will require a PADI Rescue Diver manual. This is included in the price of the course. Your own Pocket Mask is required for in water rescue scenarios which can be ordered when booking the course.

What will I learn?

Under the guidance of our PADI Instructor you will learn many different skills during the PADI Rescue Diver program including: Procedures for self rescue situations. Assess and evaluate a diver in distress. Assisting a tired or panicked diver both on the surface and under water. Responding to an incident from land or sea with both in and out of water rescue techniques, and so much more.

How deep do we go?

We keep the dives shallow whilst teaching the PADI Rescue Diver program. 6 -9 meters provides a controlled and safe environment to conduct the rescue exercises and scenarios.

How long is the PADI Rescue Diver program?

The PADI Rescue Diver is a three day program.

Day 1: We start at 09:00 in the classroom and watch the PADI Rescue DVD and complete all knowledge reviews and exams. We then have lunch before turning our attention to the pool to learn self rescue and techniques that we will be going through on day 2 and 3.


Day 2: We start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 15:00. We enter the water at around 09:00 and start various rescue and search techniques. After approximately 2 hours we have about an hour for lunch and refreshments before entering the water for a second session. Once our second session is complete we head back to Koh Samui.

Day 3: We again start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00. On the way to Koh Tao we discuss the areas you may need to work on or feel you personally want to improve. Once at the dive site we go through the areas discussed before starting the rescue scenarios. Depending on individuals performance we can sometimes complete these during the first session of the day. We then break for lunch and refreshments before entering the water for a second session. When we return to Koh Samui we complete all the necessary paperwork before congratulating you on your achievement.

What can I do next?

After completing your PADI Rescue Diver course you will be asked to complete a P.I.C. card to send to PADI to register your achievement. You will also be given a temporary card while your official card is being processed. The options after the PADI Rescue Diver certification take you in two directions. You can extend your dive knowledge with one of the many PADI Specialty Dive Courses and complete your PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest PADI non-professional certification or you can GO PRO with the PADI Dive Master the first PADI professional certification.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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