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PADI Rescue Diver Course


Book Now! Course Price: 12,050 THB (inc. EFR First-Aid)


Many scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging PADI course they have completed.


Yet, at the same time they also describe the PADI Rescue diver course as the most rewarding and fun course too.


Koh Tao Diving - PADI Rescue Diver Course


Confident. Responsible. Prepared.



PADI Rescue Diver Course @ Crystal Dive


Book Now! Course Price: 12,050 THB (inc. EFR First-Aid)


Our PADI Rescue Diver course includes:


PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Rental of all scuba equipment.
FREE Dive Computer Rental (diving with computers >>)
PADI e-manual & PADI Certification Card.
Crystal Dive log book.
4 nights accommodation - Fan cooled basic room.
Pick up service from pier.
Great location on the beach.


What do you learn?


Causes of diver emergencies
Accident Management
Indentifying Divers in distress
Common equipment problems
Diver rescue procedures
First Aid and Injury treatment
Missing diver procedures
In/out water rescue skills


Diver Prerequisites:


12 years old*
PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification
(must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive)
EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
(EFR Training may be completed along with rescue diver course)


*Note:12-14 year old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications.


IMPORTANT NOTES: Although PADI Standards stipulate a student can complete the PADI Rescue Diver course as a PADI Adventure Diver, if you are considering continuing on to PADI Divemaster you must complete the PADI Advanced Open Water diver course prior to starting the PADI Divemaster course.


Dive Experience


Unlike the PADI Divemaster course, the PADI Rescue course DOES NOT have a minimum dive experience required to start. Here at Crystal Dive we highly recommended PADI Rescue diver students has dive experience beyond the Open Water and Advanced Open Water training dives.


PADI Rescue Diver Course - Koh Tao, Thailand


The more comfortable you are in the water, the more comfortable you will be with the added responsibility of training to become, and ultimately being a PADI Rescue Diver.

We conduct the course over three days. Like all PADI courses the PADI Rescue Diver course is performances based and extend to a fourth day if required to ensure all student performance requirements are met.


The course consists of three modules...


Knowledge Development - conducted in our a/c cooled classrooms.
Confined water training - conducted in our purpose built swimming pool.
Open water training - dive trips on one of our dive boats logging a minimum of 2 full training dives.


Book Now! Course Price: 12,050 THB (inc. EFR First-Aid)




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PADI Rescue Diver Course Schedule


Day 1


EFR course (If required)


Day 2


09.00 - 11.30: Knowledge development
12.30 - 17.30: Confined water training (pool / off beach)


Day 3


09.00 - 11.30: Knowledge development
12.30 - 17.30: Open water skill training on dive boat


Day 4


9.00-11.30: EAP & Rescue Diver Exam
12.30-17.30: Open water training & Rescue scenarios



We start the PADI Rescue Diver course at 9am every day. To begin with your Instructor will conduct a course orientation. Starting with some introductions before informing you of the course schedule and asking you to complete some paperwork including the PADI Medical Statement.



Knowledge Development


The knowledge development portion of the PADI Rescue Diver course consists of five modules. You will start by watching the PADI Rescue diver DVD, before completing 5 knowledge reviews as part of Instructor led Knowledge development sessions.


You will be required to complete an Emergency Assistance Plan and the multiple choice Rescue diver exam. Knowledge development sessions are scheduled during the morning sessions of the first two days and the EAP & Final exam is completed during the final morning session of day 3.


Confined Water Training


The PADI philosophy for the revamped PADI Rescue Diver course was to introduce new skills first in confined water, ideally in a swimming pool. As a PADI Career Development Centre Crystal Dive immediately implemented this important PADI philosophy as we realized the importance of students mastering these skills first before attempting to use them in an open water environment.


PADI Rescue Diver Course - Koh Tao, Thailand


We conduct a Confined water Rescue diver skills session in our purpose built training pool during the afternoon session on Day 1 of the PADI Rescue Diver course.


We start with a ‘Self Rescue review’ focusing on stress situations a diver may experience and how they can help themselves. We then introduce the following exercises, initially via an Instructor led demonstration before allowing student practice time.


Tired diver
Panicked Diver
Response from shore to a responsive but stressed diver
Distressed Diver underwater
Surfacing an unresponsive diver
Dealing with an unconscious diver on the surface
In water rescue breathing techniques
Exiting an unresponsive diver from pool and shore
Response from shore to unresponsive diver


Special Attention!


Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Some dive centers may tell you that it’s best to complete confined water in the ocean. On a perfect day completing some aspects of confined water in a shallow bay can be fun and exciting, but when you are practicing and being expected to ‘master’ Rescue skills such as ‘administrating rescue breaths to an unresponsive diver at the surface whilst towing that diver’ the guaranteed calm, clear conditions a swimming pool offers is necessary both for the initial introduction and further practice required to meet the standard expected of a PADI Rescue diver.


Shallow bays are not ideal if there is any wind, waves, poor visibility or other environmental conditions that will negatively affect the conditions whilst these skills are being mastered.


We initially introduce skills basic to complex, before putting those skills together. Once a Rescue diver student has mastered these complex skills we can then add more variations such as open water environment.


Both of our swimming pools are purpose built for scuba diving and offer you the best possible opportunity on your way to becoming a PADI Rescue diver.


Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Choose PADI. Choose Crystal Dive.


Open Water Training


The afternoon sessions on Day 2 & 3 of the PADI Rescue Diver course are scheduled out on the dive boat. You will be asked to repeat the skills mastered in confined water the previous afternoon. We will also introduce some additional skills during Day 2. They include:


Underwater search patterns using a compass
Missing diver procedures
Response form a boat to a responsive but distressed diver
Exiting an unresponsive diver from ocean onto boat
First Aid for Pressure related injuries and Oxygen Administration
Response from boat to unresponsive diver on the surface
In water rescue breathing techniques
Exiting an unresponsive diver from pool and shore
Response from shore to unresponsive diver


Rescue Scenarios


Once all Rescue exercises and performance requirements have been met the final test before being certified as a PADI Rescue Diver is to the PADI Rescue Scenarios. These are conducted off our dive boat, at an open water dive site and are set up to be as realistic as possible. All the training of the previous 3 days is put together.


PADI Rescue Diver Course - Koh Tao, Thailand


Scenario 1 – Unresponsive Diver Underwater


Search for and locate a missing diver during an accident simulation bringing a diver simulating unresponsiveness to the surface using controlled positive buoyancy


Scenario 2 – Unresponsive Diver at the Surface


Effectively respond to an unresponsive, non breathing diver during an accident simulation. Includes in water rescue breathing, removing equipment, exiting and providing CPR.


Book Now! Course Price: 12,050 THB (inc. EFR First-Aid)





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