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The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the turning point in your diver training when we turn your attention on how to prevent and handle diving emergencies. During the PADI Rescue Diver Course you will learn the difference between administering rescue skills and rescue management and how both roles play an important part to safer diving. Voted our student’s most favorite course program!
Based on guests arriving in the afternoon to Phi Phi Island
*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.
In order to do a PADI Rescue Diver Program each candidate must complete the medical statement.
A doctor’s certificate is NOT required if the diver can answer ‘NO’ to all of the questions.
A doctors certificate is only required when the candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement
Please go this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.
There are national park fees for diving or snorkeling at the Phi Phi Islands.
All divers pay the national park rangers stationed at the Phi Phi Island pier before boarding the dive boat. The following fees will apply:
1st Day diving: 400 baht
2nd Day diving: 200 baht
3rd day diving: 200 baht
Non Diver (snorkeler) on dive boat: 400 baht
4th Day diving: 400 baht
5th Day diving: 200 baht
And so on…
For snorkeling trips conducted on longtail boats, national park fees only apply if the guests go onto the beach at the following locations:
If guests do not go onto the beach at these locations they are not required to pay a national park fee.
The PADI Rescue Diver is over three days.
Courses start any day.
The course is split into 3 parts: Classroom theory and video sessions Confined water rescue scenarios Open water rescue scenarios PADI Rescue Diver
Arrive to Phi Phi island: 1730-2100: Student registration: Classroom theory – 2100 PM
Day 1 0800 AM – 1200 PM: Complete theory, 1300 -1700 PM: Confined water training
Day 2 0700 AM – 1200 PM: Complete confined water scenarios. Open Water scenarios conducted at the beach
Day 3 0700-1300: Open water rescue scenarios, two dives
Theory classes are conducted in our air-conditioned classrooms
Confined water rescue scenarios are conducted at the beach
Open water rescue scenarios are conducted at the Bida islands and Phi Phi Ley Island and will include four fun dives
Includes: PADI Rescue Diver Manual, Full diving equipment, Tea, coffee and water, Lunch and fruit, PADI instructor, PADI Rescue Diver certificate, Insurance
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.
(Part 1): Theory and video sessions The theory and video sessions take place in our custom-built air conditioned classrooms. There are 5 modules of theory and subsequently 5 videos for each module. Each PADI Rescue Diver video can take between 45 -60 minutes to watch. We recommend to watch the first of the PADI Rescue Diver videos in the evening of the first day from 17:30h to 21:00h and in this way they can free up the workload for the following day. Each module is proceeded by a discussion with our PADI Instructor and the study sessions are checked with the use of pop quizzes, or multiple choice quizzes to help monitor the students progress and understanding of the material. The following day we shall start around 09:00h and complete the theory sessions where we left off the previous evening. Did you know that you can complete the PADI Rescue Diver theory in advance by using PADI’s eLearning classes available at PADI’s website? Please see here for more information
Confined Water Rescue scenarios will be conducted from the beach Each skill is carefully explained by the diving instructor and then demonstrated by the instructor, so the student may feel confident that they can perform the skill themselves. Just like the theory and video sessions, there are 5 confined water training modules.
To perform open water rescue scenarios we shall make a dive to trip to the Bida Islands and Phi Phi Ley island to some of the best dive sites the islands have to offer. Between two fun dives various open water rescue scenarios will be conducted. You’ll have to be on your toes here because you never know when the scenarios may occur!. Each fun dive is approximately an hour long and there is a light lunch and refreshments provided between the dives. Academic Training Self rescue and diver stress Diving first Aid Emergency management Equipment considerations Water Skills Training Swimming & non swimming assists Panicked-diver responses Underwater problems Missing diver procedures Surfacing the unconscious diver In water artificial respiration Equipment removal during artificial respiration Egress and first aid for diving accidents Upon completion the student is presented with a temporary PADI Rescue Diver certificate while waiting for their main dive certificate card to arrive from PADI headquarters.
Must be over the age of 15 years
Must be healthy to dive
Must complete all sections of the course
Must a be certified Advanced Diver
Must be certified in medic first aid training. Please see the PADI Emergency First Response course.
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Guests should book at least one day before the trip date Booking registrations can be made directly at the dive center either the day before the trip date (for morning tours) or before midday for afternoon tours. Students are required to complete the PADI Student record File and PADI Medical Statement. A 10% deposit payment through our website will reserve spaces for this trip Final payment can be made at the dive center prior to trip departure In the event that a student cannot complete the course we shall only charge to the portions of the course that have been conducted. If a student has any medical condition, the student must have a clearance from a doctor prior to being allowed to dive. We recommend the student reads the PADI medical PDF provided below. If you are not sure, send us an email.
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We are located on Phi Phi Island, which is about 50 kilometers from the mainland.
To dive or snorkel with us you will need to book accommodation on Phi Phi Island.
If you are staying on the mainland it will not be possible to get to and from Phi Phi Island within the same day.