EFR & Rescue

PADI EFR & Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Course

The PADI Rescue Course that we provide at our dive shop 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 4,000 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 Dive Master

  • PADI Divemaster Materials (RRP 7,000 THB)
  • 2 - 3 months unlimited diving
  • Sail Rock at least 4 times per month
  • Individually Catered Course
  • 2 Reef Clean up Days
  • All Equipment Rentals
  • Discount on Equipment Purchases
  • Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • Free New Way Logbook
  • Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • Wreck, Deep & Nitrox Specialty (RRP 20,250 THB)
  • New Way Compressor Operator Course
  • 25 Logged Tank FIlls
  • Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
  • Oxygen Provider Specialty (RRP 4,950 THB)
  • Orientation to Nitrox Blending
  • Shop Management Workshop
  • Stingray Package

  • THB37,000

  • yes
    PADI Divemaster Materials (RRP 7,000 THB)
  • yes
    2 - 3 months unlimited diving
  • yes
    Sail Rock at least 4 times per month
  • yes
    Individually Catered Course
  • yes
    2 Reef Clean up Days
  • yes
    All Equipment Rentals
  • 10%
    Discount on Equipment Purchases
  • yes
    Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • yes
    Free New Way Logbook
  • x 2
    Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • no
    Wreck, Deep & Nitrox Specialty (RRP 20,250 THB)
  • no
    New Way Compressor Operator Course
  • no
    25 Logged Tank FIlls
  • no
    Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
  • no
    Oxygen Provider Specialty (RRP 4,950 THB)
  • no
    Orientation to Nitrox Blending
  • no
    Shop Management Workshop
  • Barracuda Package

  • THB55,000Full Price Value of 57,600 THB

  • yes
    PADI Divemaster Materials (RRP 7,000 THB)
  • yes
    2 - 3 months unlimited diving
  • yes
    Sail Rock at least 4 times per month
  • yes
    Individually Catered Course
  • yes
    2 Reef Clean up Days
  • yes
    All Equipment Rentals
  • 15%
    Discount on Equipment Purchases
  • yes
    Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • yes
    Free New Way Logbook
  • x 3
    Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • yes
    Wreck, Deep & Nitrox Specialty (RRP 20,250 THB)
  • yes
    New Way Compressor Operator Course
  • yes
    25 Logged Tank FIlls
  • yes
    Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
  • no
    Oxygen Provider Specialty (RRP 4,950 THB)
  • no
    Orientation to Nitrox Blending
  • no
    Shop Management Workshop
  • Whaleshark Package

  • THB58,000Full Price Value of 62,900 THB

  • yes
    PADI Divemaster Materials (RRP 7,000 THB)
  • yes
    2 - 3 months unlimited diving
  • yes
    Sail Rock at least 4 times per month
  • yes
    Individually Catered Course
  • yes
    2 Reef Clean up Days
  • yes
    All Equipment Rentals
  • 20%
    Discount on Equipment Purchases
  • yes
    Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • yes
    Free New Way Logbook
  • x 4
    Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • yes
    Wreck, Deep & Nitrox Specialty (RRP 20,250 THB)
  • yes
    New Way Compressor Operator Course
  • yes
    25 Logged Tank FIlls
  • yes
    Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
  • yes
    Oxygen Provider Specialty (RRP 4,950 THB)
  • yes
    Orientation to Nitrox Blending
  • yes
    Shop Management Workshop

Accommodation

Accommodation 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 114:00 – 18:00Course Orientation, Paperwork & EFR Course
Day 208:00 – 10:30Rescue Videos & Classroom
11:45 – 17:00Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 308:00 – 10:30Rescue Classroom & Exam
08:00 – 10:30Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 406:00 – 10:30Rescue 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 800 THB per dive!

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 coursewith New way diving

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