PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Why should you consider getting certified as a PADI Rescue Diver?

Becoming a PADI Rescue Diver is often described as the most challenging but extremely rewarding diving course you can participate in.

You will take everything that you already know about scuba diving and take it to a whole new level, becoming an even more confident, responsible diver who knows how to prevent or react in the event of an emergency.

It may be you yourself that is in danger or someone you are diving with is in need you will be prepared on any dive site around the world and your intervention could mean the difference between life and death.

PADI Rescue Course

Per Person
11,500 THB

Section 1 - Knowledge Development

Education for the PADI Rescue Diver Course covers 5 chapters of knowledge. You will review literature with your instructor, view a DVD that will introduce important concepts, and also participate in some fun presentations. This will include topics such as stress management, common diver related problems, and being prepared for various diver emergencies. The PADI Rescue Diver course is a now available online as part of the many PADI eLearning options and is available in many languages, allowing you to study in the comfort of your own home.

Confined Water

Your PADI instructor will take you to a swimming pool or shallow water training area for your skill development sessions. This will help your self-rescue abilities as well broaden your awareness of other divers so you can aid in preventing and responding to various diving emergencies. These sessions will include 10 exercises over the course period and will include the following:

  • Self-Rescue Abilities
  • Recognition and management of stress in other divers
  • Managing emergencies and handling emergency equipment
  • Reacting to diver emergencies in and out of the water
  • Responding to panicked and unresponsive divers

'Real Life' Scenarios

What You Learn during you Rescue Diver course;

  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Combining the skills you learn in confined water these will be put to the test.

We will create 2 Rescue scenarios that will both challenge you and allow you to control and manage the scene. You will put into practice what you have learned previously with real-life simulations that will prepare you for the unlikely event of diver emergencies.

You’ll learn how to confidently respond to dive emergencies, either yours or other divers. More importantly, you’ll learn how to stop accidents before they happen. You’ll get info on the psychology of rescue, recognizing diver stress, and accident management. You will practice assisting divers at the surface and underwater and perform a missing-diver search. You will bring an unconscious diver to the surface slowly and safely. You will learn about how equipment problems are the trigger for so many accidents and how to prevent them. You will get hands-on practice giving oxygen to divers.

Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During the final day in the ocean you will put everything together in a challenging but fun rescue scenario.

Rescue course PADI - Koh Phangan Reeefers Dive
Rescue Course Koh Phangan Thailand Diving

Course Includes

  • 3-4 Days of Instruction
  • Materials and certification from PADI
  • All equipment throughout the course
  • Free Reefers T-Shirt or Mask strap of your choice


  • Must be 15 years of age
  • Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization
  • Must have First aid training and hold a valid certification within the last 24 months
  • Be reasonably fit as this is a challenging course both mentally and physically
  • Complete a Medical form (Download here) or have doctors approval

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