Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course

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 SSI & PADI Rescue Diver rating is a vital stepping stone to all SSI or PADI leadership training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor).

Sometimes this 2-3 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.

SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Course – Prices

  • Rescue Course – 2-3 Days – 12,500 THB
  • EFR Course only* – 1/2 Day – 4,900 THB
  • Rescue / EFR Combined – 3 Days – 16,400 THB

Prices include equipment rental, certification fees, course material and insurance.
Dive trip includes breakfast, lunch and drinks.
For PADI certification add 1,500 Baht per student.
*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

SSI Diver Stress & Rescue / EFR Itinerary (2 days)

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

PADI 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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