The PADI Rescue Diver Course puts you in simulated in-water rescue scenarios and teaches you the appropriate ways to respond. It is an intense but rewarding course that will take three days to complete. Unless you have completed CPR training within the last 24 months, you will need to add one more day in order to complete the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) for CPR and basic first aid training. Complete all training on-site in the Ao Nang and Koh Phi Phi areas of Krabi, Thailand. Commonly divers choose to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course especially if they are considering becoming a PADI Divemaster in the future.
- Duration: 3 days Rescue, 1 day EFR
- No. of Dives: 2-4 dives
- Student/Instructor Ratio: Max 2:1
- Minimum Age: 12 years old
- Price: 12,900 THB Rescue Diver (plus National Park fee of 800 THB for 2 days diving) — 4,900 THB for EFR
Includes: Insurance, all equipment, all PADI materials, free hotel pickup, breakfast, lunch, and drinks
Day 1 (EFR session – only necessary if you have not completed prior recent CPR training):
Free pickup in the morning from your hotel to Sea Gypsy Divers. You will meet your Instructor, who will lead a classroom session to present the topics of EFR Primary and Secondary Care. In the presentation, you will learn when and how to administer CPR according to the latest professional standards. You will also learn how to handle various life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergency situations through scenario practice.
Free pickup in the morning from your hotel to Sea Gypsy Divers. You will study scuba diving rescue theory with your instructor through interactive learning, Knowledge Review questions, and an exam. Time permitting, you will also practice various rescue skills in the pool so that you are familiar with certain techniques before entering the ocean.
Free pickup in the morning from your hotel to the boat pier for full day on boat. You will practice various rescue exercises through different role-play scenarios. Exercises include responding to tired or panicked divers, handling underwater problems, and executing search patterns.
Free pickup in the morning from your hotel to the boat pier for full day on boat. You will continue practicing rescue exercises. Exercises include how to handle an unresponsive diver both underwater and at the surface, exiting the water with unresponsive diver, and administering emergency oxygen. Finally, you will combine everything you learned by completing two rescue scenarios. You will locate a missing diver underwater and surface them, then transport them back to the boat administering emergency rescue breathing.