Koh Samui PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with accommodation

PADI Rescue Diver course

The PADI Rescue Diver Course on Koh Samui Island is another step in your diving education.  Now it’s time to deepen your knowledge and skills with the PADI Rescue Diver course, during which you will learn how to assess the risks associated with diving, practice useful self-rescue skills and learn how to anticipate and prevent potentially dangerous situations.
Together with your instructor you will learn how to:

  • Quickly and efficiently search for and locate a missing diver using an underwater search pattern.
  • Act in situations with a panicked and unconscious diver both on the surface and underwater
  • Provide rescue breathing in the water, prevent dangerous situations both on the surface, during the dive and much more...

About PADI Rescue Diver Course

Minimum age: 15 years

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites: absence of any medical conditions and you must have the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or its equivalent and valid Emergency First Response certificate

Availability: Every even day of the month

Regular price: ฿13,500

Book now: ฿10,750

Discount: 20%

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The practical part of the course will be conducted on Koh Tao as there are no dive sites around Koh Samui Island. For your convenience and to save your time, transfer by High-Speed Catamaran to Koh Tao island and back, and the cost of your accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of course is included in the price.


The cost of the PADI Rescue Diver Course includes:


What does your training for the PADI Rescue Diver course include?

Theoretical part
Your theoretical part of the course starts with you watching the training video and reading through the PADI Rescue Diver manual. You will discuss all the key points with your PADI instructor and complete 5 knowledge reviews and a final exam.

Practical part confined water
During one of the days you will practice all off the self-rescue and rescue skills in confined water. Some self-rescue skills are from your PADI Open Water Diver course, others will be completely new to you and will teach you how to deal with an emergency case.

Practical part, open water
You are going to repeat the skills that you learned earlier in an environment similar to real case scenarios.
You will learn how to recognize and prevent emergencies and provide assistance to distressed or unconscious divers.
You will complete the practical training with «Rescue scenarios». During these your instructor will simulate certain emergencies and you will need to successfully accomplish the rescue procedures. This training and mastering of these skills will make you a confident rescue diver, who is able to rescue at any time.

PADI Rescue Diver Course - detailed description

PADI Rescue Diver Course Schedule on Koh Samui

You will begin the study of the theoretical part on Koh Samui, where 1–2 days before the course you will receive study materials and all the necessary instructions.

First day
6:30 am — 6:45 am: Transfer (minivan) from your hotel to the Lomprayah pier
8 am — 10 am: High-speed catamaran ferry from Samui to Koh Tao
10 am — 10:15 am: Meeting with your instructor on Koh Tao
10:15 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
10:15 am — 11 am: Briefing before the dive
11 am — 12 pm: Practicing rescue and self-rescue skills in confined water
12 pm — 1 pm: Rest on the dive boat, rest, briefing before dive
1 pm — 2 pm: Practicing rescue and self-rescue skills in the confined water
3 pm: Return to Koh Tao, accommodation check-in
4 pm — 5:30 pm: Theory part (watch training video, and knowledge review check)

Second day:
10 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
10:30 am — 11 am: Briefing before the dive, practicing rescue and self-rescue skills in open water
11 am — 12 pm: Rest on the dive boat, briefing before the second dive
12 pm — 1 pm: Second training dive in open water
3 pm: Return to Koh Tao, theory and paperwork

Third day:
10 am: Departure on our dive boat, briefing before the dive
11 am — 2 pm: Rescue scenarios practice and performance, debriefing
3 pm — 5 pm: High-speed catamaran ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
5 pm — 6 pm: Transfer to your hotel

Continuing diving education

The next step in your continuing education is to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest level of recreational diving. You can also become a PADI professional which will allow you to work in the diving industry after completing the PADI Divemaster course. PADI specialty diver courses could be your other option in continuing your diving education.