EFR & Rescue

PADI EFR & Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Course

The PADI Rescue Course that we provide at our dive shop in Koh Tao is one of the most fun courses you undertake. It increases your confidence and diving ability well beyond the level you are currently at while teaching you how to assist with diver situations as and when they occur…

The Emergency First Response Course is PADI’s version of a First Aid course. If you already have this, bring evidence of your existing qualification to save 3,500 THB from whichever package you choose.

All our training is offered in a maximum group size of 4:1 to assure each student receives ample attention, which creates more than competent, confident divers while having great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!


Our Available Packages


  • New EFR Rescue

  • PADI EFR (First Aid) (RRP 4,000 THB)
  • Digital Rescue Course Materials
  • Interactive Materials - No classroom (RRP 2,500 THB)
  • PADI EFR & Rescue license
  • 5 Logged Dives
  • All equipment rentals
  • Max Group of 4:1
  • Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • Free New Way Logbook
  • Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • Free 10L Drybag (RRP 650 THB)
  • PADI Oxygen provider Specialty (RRP 5,500 THB)

Accommodation

Accommodation in Koh Tao is not included in our packages. However, we do assist all our customers whenever we can.

There are a few dorms we work with, and we offer 3 nights accommodation for only 900 THB when conducting any of our courses. Select Dorm when booking.

Alternatively, we work with Mama O’Chai, who offer fan Beach Bungalows for only 500 THB per night, or 1,500 THB for the duration of this course. Just select fan Beach Bungalow when completing the booking form.

We also work with a few places that offer our customer an Air Conditioned Room for only 1,000 THB per night. Select AC room on the form.

Otherwise, at the bottom of the page you will find links to the different accommodation options we have selected that are close to us.

The Schedule

The New Way Rescue Diver & EFR Course takes 3.5 days, with a schedule that normally looks like so:

Day 1 14:00 – 18:00 Course Orientation, Paperwork & EFR Course
Day 2 08:00 – 10:30 Rescue Videos & Classroom
11:45 – 17:00 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 3 08:00 – 10:30 Rescue Classroom & Exam
08:00 – 10:30 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 4 06:00 – 10:30 Rescue Scenarios (you’re in charge)

More Information On this Schedule

Upon arrival we shall collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop, and help you getting to your accommodation. We shall then complete the EFR Course.

The morning is used for the Rescue Diver Video, and covering some theory with your instructor. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some shallow water training exercises, where you will deal with panicked snorkellers and divers, and more.

Again the morning is used for the Rescue Diver theory, and the Rescue Dive Exam. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some training scenarios as well as your “Hell Dive” – a dive where everything that can go wrong will go wrong!

The timing on this training session can vary between morning or afternoon depending on the individual. During this session you will assume the position of responsibility on the boat, dealing with all scenarios as they arise to test your retention of the past few days.

After becoming certified as a Rescue Diver, there are a few main routes to continue. Firstly, you may decide to Fun Dive with us. Our ex-student rate is 700 THB per dive, and all students get their first 2 dives at 50% discount!

Or perhaps you wish to expand upon your abilities, which is offered through specialties. The most popular being the Deep Diver Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, the Wreck Diver Specialty, which allows you explore the inside of wrecks, and Enriched Air Nitrox, which allows you to dive on Nitrox all over the world and extend your dive times.

Or perhaps you are thinking to get a career in diving, in which case the next step would be to continue your training with the Divemaster diving coursein Kon Tao with New way diving

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