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Big Blue Diving Resort - Koh Tao - Thailand

Rescue Diver Course

Rescue training takes you beyond the purely recreational level by expanding your knowledge and skills to assist other divers, handle problems and emergencies, and prevent those problems, leaving you with a sense of security as a diver that cannot be obtained in any other way. Rescue certification is a prerequisite for all dive professional level training.

The course makes the serious subject of accident management enjoyable and rewarding. Until now, the emphasis of your training has been you and your dive buddy; the rescue training teaches you to make diving more safe and enjoyable for others.

How much?
Only 9600 THB. Click here to book your Rescue Diver Course

 What's involved?
During this course, you'll learn how to foresee, prevent and manage potential diving accidents; from assisting a tired diver to handling possible emergency scenarios, you'll practise applying the knowledge and skills that can make the difference in the unlikely event that problems do arise.

What do I need to start?
You must be an Open Water Diver and have recognised CPR certification, such as the Emergency First Response , within the past two years. You may be asked for proof of logged dives. Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course. We can lend you the SSI Manual for all SSI Courses but the PADI Manuals must be bought for an additional 1000 Baht.

Am I fit to dive?
Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want more information

How long will it take?
Rescue training is typically conducted over two days.

Typical Diary of the Rescue Diver Course

Day 1:     
9am-12pm:    You'll meet with your Instructor & learn the theory behind the Rescue Course.                

12.30pm- 5.30pm:    We're out on the boat to go through some rescue scenarios, compass skills & oxygen procedures alongside the use of first aid treatment.
                           
Day 2:     
9am-12pm:    More Rescue theory discussing scenarios & procedures. There is also an exam, Good luck!

12.30pm-5.30pm:  Final Scenarios. Your Instructor will set up a rescue scenario where you will need to put into practise everything you have learnt in the last 2 days by managing the scene & organising rescue & necessary first aid treatment.


Now What?

After successfully completing your Rescue training, you may wish to continue your dive education to the first professional Diver certification - Divemaster. An intense 6 week training program aimed at training you to a professional level which will give you the opportunity to actually live & work in paradise!

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