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Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scuba gear

RESCUE DIVER COURSE

When people talk about this course the most commonly used words to describe it are challenging, demanding, rewarding and fun. The PADI recuse diver course is seen by some as the first professional level of diver training and can be used as a gateway to the PADI Dive master course.  Learning how to react and respond to rescue situations while also becoming more aware of potential problems that can occur will not only increase your skills and knowledge, but will also improve your own abilities and confidence as a diver

 
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COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual

  • Rental of all scuba equipment (including dive computer)

  • PADI Certification

  • FREE pick up from Pier upon arrival to Koh Tao

  • Amazing dive shop location

  • Training dives and scenario practice

  • Free WIFI at the dive centre

  • Discounted accommodation options from dorms to private aircon rooms

  • Tea/coffee/water and fresh pineapple on the boat

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 

The Rescue diver course is designed to teach you many new and exciting skills in a way that builds confidence through repetition and practice.  You will begin with the course with knowledge development taught via videos and interactive classroom presentations.  Next we take you into shallow water to put the theory into practice, finally we test all your newly learned skills with real life scenarios in open water. 

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

During your knowledge development we focus on trying to prevent emergencies from happening but also how to deal with them if they do. Topics covered in this part include.

 

  • Stress – what causes it and how to remove it.

  • Identifying divers in distress underwater and at the surface

  • Rescue situations and correct procedures 

  • Equipment problems

  • Injury management and first aid

  • Missing diver

  • Emergency action plan

  • Scene management and incident reports

SHALLOW WATER LEARNING

The section begins with a review of self-rescue skills, ensuring your comfortable helping yourself in a possible emergency; we then introduce the following exercises, your instructor will give clear concise demonstrations allowing students to practice and master each skill before moving onto the next.

 

  • Tired Diver

  • Panicked Diver

  • Response from shore boat or dock

  • Distressed diver underwater

  • Missing diver

  • Surfacing unresponsive diver

  • Unresponsive diver at the surface

  • Exiting the unresponsive diver

  • First aid for pressure related injuries & Oxygen administration

  • Response from shore/boat to unresponsive diver at the surface

RESCUE SCENARIOS

The final part of the course is to test all your new skills and knowledge with 2 rescue scenarios out in the open water. Your instructor will make these as realistic as possible, expect them to be challenging but a lot of fun at the same time

 

Scenario 1 Unresponsive Diver Underwater-Search to locate a missing diver during an accident, Interview victims buddy, organize an effective search and bring unresponsive diver to the surface.

 

Scenario 2 Unresponsive Diver at the Surface – respond to a unresponsive non breathing diver, evaluate, tow give rescue breaths, remove equipment, exit and provide CPR

 
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PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1

 

Emergency First responder Primary & Secondary care (First Aid course)

If required we schedule the EFR course on day 1, this can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon.

DAY 2

9:00 am 

Meet your instructor, fill in paperwork

Theory and knowledge Review 1

1:00 pm

Shallow water skills Practise 

making sure you master all skills and comfortable before we head into the ocean

DAY 3

9am

 

Theory session and knowledge review 2.

Final theory in preparation for ocean dives

 

12pm 

 

First 2 ocean dives.  Practising skills in a real world environment 

DAY 4

9am

Final exam 

 

 

12pm 

 

Scenario practise from boat and shore

PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE FROM 10,000

WITH EFR 13,500

 

For more information or any questions please get in touch

 

PREREQUISITES

  • 12 years old (12-14 years olds earn a junior rescue diver certification)

  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver, must have completed Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive

  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care training within 24 months (This can be completed alongside the rescue course

  • Medically fit according to the medical statement