"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. A good diver does not only solve problems, he prevents them in the first place!
Although this course's subject matter is serious, the course itself is fun and it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence as a diver.
The fun part
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most of our divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.
What will you learn
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress on other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
Our dive school's PADI Rescue Diver course lasts only three days for a group size of maximum of 2 people. In order to complete all the class room material and the confined water exercises in one day we have to limit the group size to 2 divers. However, if you prefer we can assign private instructor just for you.
Small group size allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you, relaxed and stress-free. On the open water dives day, we use surface interval and boat journey time, from Koh Samui to the dive site and back, to review Rescue course material and prepare for the open water scenarios.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:
- Be 15 years or older (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
- Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years
Your Next Adventure
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.