The PADI Rescue Diver Course puts you in simulated in-water rescue scenarios and teaches you how to anticipate problems and managing dive accidents. It is a three day intense but rewarding course that will make you a more skilled diver. Unless you have completed CPR training in the past 24 months, you will need to add an extra day to complete the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) for CPR and basic first aid training. All training will happen on-site in the Ao Nang and Phi Phi Islands areas of Krabi, Thailand.
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
(EFR session – mandatory unless you have completed prior recent CPR training): Free pickup in the morning from your accommodation and transfer to Sea Gypsy Divers. You will meet your Instructor and take part in an introductory classroom session about EFR Primary and Secondary Care. 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 accommodation and transfer 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 become familiar with specific techniques before entering the water.
Free pickup in the morning from your accommodation and transfer to the pier for a full day on boat. You will practice various rescue exercises through different role-play activities. Exercises include responding to exhausted or panicked divers, handling underwater problems, and executing search patterns.
Free pickup in the morning from your accommodation and transfer to the pier for a full day on boat. You will continue practising 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. In the end, you will consolidate everything you learned by performing two rescue scenarios. You will track down a missing diver underwater and surface them, then mode them back to the boat administering emergency rescue breathing.