First Aid & Rescue Diver

First Aid & Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Course

This Koh Tao Rescue Diver Course is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding courses you can do with us.

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, while SSI offers the more comprehensive React Right Course. If you already have a first aid rating within the last 2 years please 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, resulting in more than competent, confident divers who all get to benefit from great, safe diving! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!


Our Available Koh Tao Rescue Diver Packages


  • Stingray Package

  • THB14,000

  • First Aid Course (RRP 4,000 THB)
  • Digital Rescue Course Materials
  • First Aid & Rescue license
  • 5 Logged Dives
  • All equipment rentals
  • Max Group of 4:1
  • Free Diving Insurance
  • Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • Free New Way Logbook
  • Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • Free 10L Drybag (RRP 650 THB)
  • SSI Navigation Specialty (RRP 5,500 THB)
  • Barracuda Package

  • THB14,800Full Price Value of 15,000 THB

  • First Aid Course (RRP 4,000 THB)
  • Digital Rescue Course Materials
  • First Aid & Rescue license
  • 5 Logged Dives
  • All equipment rentals
  • Max Group of 4:1
  • Free Diving Insurance
  • Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • Free New Way Logbook
  • x 1
    Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • Free 10L Drybag (RRP 650 THB)
  • SSI Navigation Specialty (RRP 5,500 THB)
  • Whaleshark Package

  • THB18,000Full Price Value of 20,850 THB

  • First Aid Course (RRP 4,000 THB)
  • Digital Rescue Course Materials
  • First Aid & Rescue license
  • 5 Logged Dives
  • All equipment rentals
  • Max Group of 4:1
  • Free Diving Insurance
  • Free Taxi on arrival & Return
  • Free New Way Logbook
  • x 2
    Free T-shirt (RRP 350 THB)
  • Free 10L Drybag (RRP 650 THB)
  • SSI Navigation Specialty (RRP 5,500 THB)

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.

For a larger, more comprehensive list please look at our Koh Tao Accommodation Page.

The Schedule

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

PADI Rescue Diver Course

 

Day 114:00 – 18:00Course Orientation, Paperwork & EFR Course
Day 208:00 – 11:30Rescue Classroom & Videos
13:00 – 17:30Rescue Diver Training Scenarios
Day 308:00 – 11:30Rescue Classroom & Exam
13:00 – 17:30Rescue Diver Training Scenarios
Day 406:00 – 10:30Rescue Dive Scenarios (you’re in charge)

SSI Rescue Diver Course

 

Day 114:00 – 18:00Course Orientation, Paperwork & React Right Course
Day 209:30 – 11:30Rescue Theory Session
13:00 – 17:30Rescue Diver Training Scenarios
Day 309:30 – 11:30Rescue Theory Session
13:00 – 17:30Rescue Diver Training Scenarios
Day 406:00 – 10:30Rescue Dive Scenarios (you’re in charge)

More Information On this Schedule

Upon arrival to Koh Tao we shall collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop, and help you getting to your accommodation.

Once settled we will begin the First Aid Course, be it the PADI EFR Course or the SSI React Right program.

If completing the PADI Rescue Diving Course, this morning is used to watch the Rescue Diver Video, followed by your instructor covering some core theory.  If conducting the SSI course then it is a bit of a later start since the videos are included in the materials via the SSI application.

Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some shallow water training exercises, which will begin with developing your self-rescue dive skills, many of which might not have been completed since you did your Open Water Diver Course. From there we will start teaching how to deal with panicked snorkellers and divers, and more.

This morning is likewise used to cover any outstanding theory and complete the Rescue Diver Exam.

The afternoon then sees us back on the boat to complete your “Hell Dive” – a dive where everything that can go wrong will go wrong! On top of this we will develop your navigation abilities so that you can conduct effective underwater search patterns in order to be able to assist with missing divers.

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.

Expect the unexpected!

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. We are also the only school offering all of these in a single bundle – our Super Sexy Package!

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 course with New way diving

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