PADI Rescue Diver Koh Tao – Sairee Cottage Diving

PADI Rescue Diver Scuba Diving Koh Tao Thailand

PADI Rescue Diver Koh Tao

The words used to describe the PADI Rescue Diver Koh Tao Course most often are ‘challenging’ and ‘rewarding’.

You’ll first learn self-rescue techniques. Then you will learn how to recognize and manage stress in other divers, emergency management, how to rescue panicked and unresponsive divers, emergency oxygen use and more. Most people tell us, the rescue diver course is the best course they’ve ever taken. And they also tell us that they get a huge confidence boost to their diving. Furthermore, if you are thinking of becoming a Divemaster, you’ll need this certification as a prerequisite.

If you do not have a recent (24 months) first aid and CPR certificate, the EFR course must be taken as part of the certification. Please see the course outline.

First Aid & CPR

An important part of the Rescue Diver course is to know how to perform current CPR and first aid techniques.

The Emergency First Response (EFR) primary care course teaches you how to respond to life threatening emergencies. Knowledge and skill development combined with scenario practice will give you the confidence to provide the correct care should an emergency arise. Topics covered in this course include safety assessments and barrier use, rescue breathing, CPR, obstructed airway management, serious bleeding management, shock management and spinal injury management.

The EFR secondary care section, is usually combined with the primary care. It covers injuries and illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Skills taught include injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging and splinting for dislocations and fractures.

Course Schedule

Day 1

  • EFR course (If Required).

Day 2

  • 9am Knowledge development
  • 12.30pm Shallow water skills training

Day 3

  • Knowledge development
  • 12.30pm Deeper water skill training and boat session.

Day 4

  • 9am Final Exam
  • 12.30pm Final rescue scenarios

PADI Rescue Diver 9,800THB

First Aid & CPR 3500THB

Course duration 1 day


  1. To be an Adventure diver (for PADI) or above
  2. 12 years and over
  3. Be medically fit according to the medical statement. (Download Here)
  4. Have a current First Aid & CPR certification within the previous two years.

Online learning can be completed for the PADI rescue diver course.


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