PADI Rescue Diver Course

Be Prepared For Anything

Rescue Diver... Change The Way You Dive

The PADI Rescue Diver course is both a challenging and rewarding course which will change the way you look at diving forever.

You will learn not only how to spot and deal with problems both underwater and on the surface calmly and with confidence, you will learn valuable self-rescue skills and develop a new sense of awareness of any potential problems with other divers around you.

PADI Rescue Diver Course on Koh Lanta

You will learn how to deal with leg cramps, tired divers, stress, uncontrolled panic in others, how to deal with unconscious and non-breathing divers, how to deliver emergency care and administer emergency oxygen.

Search for Missing Divers

You will learn how to search for missing divers, recover casualties, and how to deal with marine life injuries and other accidents and problems which may occur on a boat such as a bad fall, severe bleeding, spinal injuries, broken bones, shock and many others.

Emergency First Aid

An integral part of this course is being able to deliver emergency first aid, and this is taught in the Emergency First Response (EFR) course which must be completed before beginning your Rescue Diver course, unless you already hold a similar qualification in emergency first aid from another organisation.

The training you will receive will enable you to respond correctly to a life-threatening emergency and help to keep a victim alive and manage an incident until professional medical help arrives.

How do I Start?

Before you start the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and we recommend that you have at least 20 dives and are reasonably comfortable in the water, with good buoyancy.

Day 1
Morning
Check-in with us at Lanta Castaway Beach Resort between 10 am and 12 noon to complete the paperwork, diver medical, check equipment sizes, and receive the self-study materials.
Afternoon
2 - 3 Hours self-study with PADI materials at your resort or on the beach.
Day 2
Morning
Review Rescue Diver theory with your instructor.
Morning/Afternoon
Confined water skills practice at the beach.
Day 3
Morning
Rescue Diver Theory & Exam.
Morning/Afternoon
Further confined water skills practice at the beach.
Day 4
Morning
Rescue Diver dives 1 & 2 at Koh Haa, Koh Rok, or Koh Bida/Koh Phi Phi.
Afternoon
PADI Certification.

Book online to save 10% on scuba diving trips and PADI courses.

If you've not dived for a while then we recommend doing at least one day diving with us to Koh Haa, Koh Rok, or Koh Bida, possibly including a PADI Scuba Skills Refresher to prepare you for the challenges of the PADI Rescue Diver course.

PADI Course Online Price Walk-In Price
Rescue Diver(3.5 days) ฿13,050 ฿14,500
  • Standard course includes PADI digital certification pack & free equipment rental.
  • Includes resort transfers, lunch & soft drinks on the boat.
  • Online price available to bookings confirmed with a deposit before you arrive on Koh Lanta.
  • Does not include ฿800 fuel surcharge for dives to Hin Daeng & Hin Muang or Shark Point & Anemone Reef
  • Does not include Marine Park Diving Fee: Adult ฿600, Child: ฿400