Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

Rescue Me!

The Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver`s knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Now you start to think about other divers and not just yourself! The PADI Rescue Diver rating is a vital stepping stone to all PADI leadership training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor).

Sometimes this 3 day course can be hard work (some instructors joke that if you don’t hate them, they’re not teaching you properly!), but you’ll find it rewarding and lots of fun. This course will expand your diving knowledge and experience level, and although it’s serious, you’ll find the Rescue Course an enjoyable way to build your confidence. If you do not completed ant First Aid / CPR training in the previous 24 months, the 1 day EFR (Emergency First Response) course is required before starting the Rescue Diver course.

Rescue Diver Course – Prices

  • Rescue Course – 3 Days – 14,500 THB
  • EFR Course* – 1 Day – 4,900 THB
  • Rescue / EFR Combined – 3 Days – 17,900 THB

Prices include equipment rental, certification fees, PADI course manuals, log book and insurance.
Dive trip includes breakfast, lunch and drinks.
*First Aid/CPR training within the last 2 years is required for Rescue Diver certification.
If you have previous training or a medical qualification you may not need to take the EFR course.

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Rescue Diver – More Course Information

Stop that splashing about!

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems or, if necessary, manage or assist in managing dive emergencies. Aside from the theory sessions, you’ll spend plenty of time in the water. During your time in the classroom, pool, off the beach or off the boat, you will cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • Dive first aid
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

Rescue / EFR Itinerary (3 days)

Day 1 : Start 9am, meet at our dive shop. Classroom work – EFR Course. Start with Rescue video.
Day 2 : Start 10am, meet at our dive shop. Classroom theory and exam. Lunch. Afternoon at the pool.
Day 3 : Start 7:45am, pick up from hotel, boat trip to Racha Yai Island, return about 3:30pm.

We suggest that you stay close to Sunrise Divers (we are at Karon Beach) when taking your PADI Rescue course. Ideally you should plan to visit our shop any day before your course starts to complete paperwork, get your course manuals and you can try equipment. On Day 1 and 2 please meet at our shop. On day 3 pick up is from your hotel at 7:45am based on hotels in Karon or Kata Beach area. Pick up also possible from Patong. Other areas of Phuket possible with extra pick up fee.

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