What can you expect from this rescue diver course?

This course will give you skills for self rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers and rescuing unresponsive divers.

In order to complete your PADI rescue diver course you will need have a current first aid/cpr or emergency first responder certification. If you do not have one then you will need to take a Emergency First Responder course with us on the first day of your program. Our instructors are certified emergency first responder instructors so the course can be done on-site with our instructors.


The first day of your rescue diver course will start at approximately 9:30 am and will start with the theory part of the course. You can save some time by taking advantage of PADI e-learning for this course. If you choose the e-learning then you will complete the theory portion of the course before you arrive to Koh Samui and then only will have to review theory with your instructor and then on to the skill set portion of the course.

Confined Water Training

After doing some theory, you will go to our on-site pool for confined water training. Here you will learn valuable skills that you can use in case of emergencies in the water.

Open Water Training

Your second day of the course will consist of open water training. Here you will practice the skills that you learned in the pool in open water under real scenario situations. You will be provided with different emergency scenarios and will learn how to spot them and to handle them effectively using all of your skills and knowledge.

Rescue Diver Certification

After your open water training, you will finish any of the knowledge that your need to complete and have a debriefing of your dives with your instructor. Congratulations, you are now a PADI rescue diver!

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