[dropcaps type=’square’ color=’#ffffff’ background_color=’#0080ff’ border_color=”]T[/dropcaps]he standard version of the PADI Rescue Course includes knowledge development through self study, classroom sessions with your Instructor, videos to watch, a little bit of homework and a final exam. After 3 days of practicing rescue scenarios in our diving pool and open water, you will feel confident to prevent and manage problems. The PADI Rescue course is perfect if you want to be a better buddy, who knows how to react appropriately in situations where either yourself or others need help.
Get ready for 3 days filled with challenging scenarios and a lot of fun! On the day prior to starting the course you will receive your materials and homework at the dive centre. If you do not want to do any homework and theory during your stay on Koh Tao, we also offer PADI Rescue course with the eLearning or Touch options!
08:30 to 17:00 | Get started with your course by watching the videos of the PADI Rescue course. Then discuss the theory with your Instructor before heading to our swimming pool to practice the rescue exercises for the first time.
08:30 to 17:00 | Meet your Instructor at the dive centre for another academic session. After a lunch break you join our afternoon dive trip to practice the rescue exercises again, this time in open water.
08:30 to 17:00 | Complete the theory in the morning by taking the final exam and then master the final challenges your Instructor is gonna give you during the last afternoon dive trip.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-certificate” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] To enrol in the PADI Rescue Course you need to have at least the PADI Adventure Diver certification (with navigation adventure dive) or equivalent of another training organisation. Don’t forget to bring your certification card with you!
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-heartbeat” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] Prior to starting the PADI Rescue Course you need to be certified as an Emergency First Responder or have an equivalent certification that covers Primary Care and CPR and was completed in the past 24 months. The certificate needs to be verified by PADI prior to starting the course. If this requirement is not met, the EFR course can be completed locally in only half a day.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-child” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] To become a PADI Rescue Diver you need to be 15 years of age or older. Divers aged between 12 and 14 can earn the PADI Junior Rescue Diver certification. For younger divers have a look at our kids programs.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] Please bring your logbook or personal dive computer as proof of your last dive. To ensure your safety underwater you are required to refresh their scuba skills and dive theory knowledge if you haven’t been diving for 12 months or longer. We suggest the PADI ReActivate program as it offers great value for money. In case you are short on time, this can also be done in the swimming pool. Contact us for a personalised solution.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-user-md” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] Please read the Medical Questionnaire carefully. The purpose of this form is to find out if you should be examined by a doctor before participating in diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities. As not all conditions can be cleared on Koh Tao we strongly recommend to see a physician prior to your arrival.