It's time to take your training to the next level with the PADI® Rescue Diver Course!
3 days | Confined water dives | Open water dives
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is an essential step to expanding your knowledge and growing your experience as a diver. Additionally, the Rescue Divers course is a hugely rewarding three-day program.
The PADI Rescue Diver Training is exciting, challenging, and tough sometimes. Does that sound intimidating or overwhelming? Don't let that put you off! Be prepared for lots of laughter- especially during the role-play scenario sessions!
There's one thing we can guarantee; you'll have so much fun.
At the end of the course, you'll be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver and one step closer to becoming a PADI Divemaster or PADI Professional.
Let's start your Rescue Diver Course!
|- Be an Adventure diver or equivalent
- Medically fit to dive
- Valid First Aid and CPR certifications within the last 24 months*
- Recent dives - we recommend completing a scuba assessment if you have not dived for 12 months
*CPR & First Aid certifications from other training organizations can substitute EFR certification
|Total time commitment
|12 years old and older
Included in our Rescue Diver Course:
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffe, fruit and snacks during boat transfers to the dive sites
During the Rescue Diver Course, you will learn how to:
- Improve your underwater navigation skills
- Fix problems before they become serious
- Prevent and Handle emergencies under and above water
- Evaluate and plan a course of action
- Become a better buddy
- Gain confidence in yourself
- Be a safety-conscious diver
Going further with your diving career or want to be confident that you can assist someone if an incident occurs? Then the PADI Rescue Diver Course is the right choice for you!
What better way to learn new diving skills that can help save lives!
Rescue Diver Course Schedule
Ask us for your e-learning Rescue Diver course e-manual before arrival and spend more time on Sairee Beachfront with NO time in a classroom.
We can fit in your orientation and e-learning Rescue Diver either the evening before starting or in the morning of your first in-water training session. Let us know what works best for you!
Day 1: 4 - 5 pm | Orientation
- Meet your Dive Instructor
- Receive your PADI e-material if not done before arrival
- Fill up your Medical statement and liability
- Plan your course
Day 2: 9 am - 4 pm
- Knowledge development and discuss the requirements for your emergency assistance plan
- Practice and demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1 – 10 in our on-site pool:
✔️ Tired Diver Tow
✔️ Panicked Diver
✔️ Response from Shore, Boat, or Dock
✔️ Distressed Diver Underwater
✔️ Missing Diver
✔️ Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver
✔️ Unresponsive Diver at the Surface
✔️ Exiting the Unresponsive Diver
✔️ Oxygen administration and first aid for pressure-related injuries
✔️ Response from shore/boat unresponsive diver
Day 3: Morning or Afternoon
Put into practice all rescue skills you have learned and pass the Final Exam!
> Scenario 1: Unresponsive Diver Underwater
Organize research for a missing diver during an accident simulation.
Use controlled positive buoyance technics to bring the unresponsive diver back to the surface.
> Scenario 2: Unresponsive Diver at the Surface
Assist an unconscious diver on the surface who is not breathing.
Administer in-water rescue breathing while towing the diver back to the boat, removing the diver's gears, exiting the diver from the water, and performing CPR on the ship.
What's now that I am PADI® Rescue Diver certified?
Big Congratulations! Once you are a certified PADI Rescue diver, you are one step away from the PADI Divemaster and PADI Pro certifications.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is the last scuba diving course you need to complete before starting your journey to become a PADI Divemaster!
Are you looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Then the PADI Divemaster course is for you.
Why complete my PADI Rescue Diver Course with Coral Grand Divers?
We are one of Koh Tao, Thailand's most professional and sought-after Instructor Development Centers.
- 5 Star facilities (Beachfront Dive center, purpose-built scuba training pool, boats, AC classroom, free wifi…)
- Real-life teaching experience
- The IDC 5-star Dive center Coral Grand Divers offers the highest diver training standards.
Why should I do my Rescue Diver Course in Koh Tao?
Some of the world's most recognized PADI Dive centers are based in Koh Tao, which means training standards are extremely high. The island has produced some of the diving industry's most celebrated and awarded leaders.
Koh Tao is a world-class diving destination. Over 25 dive sites, Shipwrecks, whale sharks, fantastic fish, and corals are throughout our beautiful island. The dive sites in Koh Tao are prosperous, healthy, and vibrant. Training on this tropical island is the best place to have a balanced life between work and lifestyle.
And how about the climate? The weather is excellent all year round in Koh Tao, with some rain between November to December. We enjoy great diving all year round!
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.