Rescue Diver
The first step to becoming a dive professional

Rescue Diver

11,000 ฿

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  • Prerequisites

    Open Water certification

    Valid CPR certification

What should you do in a risky situation? How do you deal with a panicked diver? How do you rescue yourself or your buddy when something goes wrong? The Rescue Diver course will teach you how to act in underwater emergency situations, how to anticipate problems arising, and generally how to be a better dive buddy.

During the Rescue Diver training, you’ll learn how to anticipate, prevent and manage potential diving accidents. From assisting a tired diver to handling possible emergency situations, you’ll learn a variety of skills that can make all the difference in the unlikely event that problems arise on a dive. You’ll learn to recognize stress in yourself and in your buddy, and how to react with confidence and with a cool head.

Rescue Diver training is typically conducted over the course of two days. Most of the course consists of hands-on training that includes spending time on one of our dive boats managing simulated emergency scenarios out in the open ocean.

To begin the course you must be an Open Water diver, be at least 15 years old, and have a valid CPR certification, such as the React Right course. We recommend that you only undertake this course when you’ve gained some experience in diving.

Big Blue Diving will provide all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.

Rescue Diver students practice ascending safely with a panicked buddy

Here’s what the Rescue Diver course will look like.

Day 1


You’ll meet your instructor in the morning and you’ll learn the theory behind the Rescue Course and the topics it covers. It’s a nice and relaxing morning preparing for the excitement to come!


In the afternoon you’ll usually head to the pool for some hands-on training experience. You’ll go through some rescue training scenarios, learn some compass skills, learn oxygen administration procedures, and start to incorporate the use of first aid treatment.

Day 2


You’re back at Blue Water on the morning of day two to continue learning rescue diver theory. With your instructor and fellow classmates, you’ll discuss various emergency scenarios and the procedures you would use to assist and manage those emergencies. You’ll also have the Rescue Diver exam at the end of the morning discussion.


The final afternoon you’ll be out on one of our big dive boats doing your final emergency scenarios. Your instructor will set up a rescue scenario where you will need to put into practice everything you have learned in the past two days. You will need to manage the scene, organize rescue and necessary first aid treatment. These scenarios are an essential experience for any budding dive professional.

Don’t forget! Because of the extra nitrogen your body builds up while scuba diving, you cannot fly within 24hrs of your last dive.

Are you fit to dive?

Scuba diving is an activity that requires a certain level of physical health. Read this medical questionnaire. If you can answer yes to any of the questions you may require medical clearance to enrol in a diving course. Contact us for more information.

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