PADI Rescue Diver Course

Pattaya PADI Rescue Diver Course

Promotion: Anyone who pays in full for a dive trip or PADI course will receive a Real Divers Tee-shirt in the package

The Eye Opener to Scuba Diving, a Seriously Fun Course.

A Pattaya PADI Rescue Diver course in Thailand is some of the most “Serious” fun many people ever had in scuba diving. In most sports the more you play or get involved the more experienced you become and sooner or later you will probably see an accident. As a diver and especially if you dive regularly there is a chance you will see problems occur but you don’t really know what to do about them. After an accident, most people will think “I wish there was something I could have done to help or prevent the accident”.

This is where the PADI Rescue diver comes in. The PADI Rescue Diver course is the eye-opener to scuba diving, the first thing you learn is that if you plan your dives properly not too many problems occur if any, especially major problems.The PADI Rescue Diver course will show you how to really look after yourself and others. You learn to anticipate problems and stop them before they snowball and that starts with how you are feeling about the dive you are going to do and also with the buddies you’re diving with.

A good PADI Rescue diver will always look at these important factors before planning their individual dives: The environment, the weather, the boat they are using, personal and staff, resources, ropes, life rings, medic kit, so they can anticipate and solve most problems before they happen or if they occur they are ready for it.

Sometimes in diving, you could come up against the unforeseen and there is a problem, as a PADI Rescue diver you will be able to assess and react to the problem. On the course, you will learn different methods of how to help tired divers, panicked diver, unconscious divers and have sessions and scenarios on dive rescue management from start to finish.

A lot of divers over the years have asked us “when should i do the Rescue Diver course” the answer is? if you are a PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced diver and you’re feeling confident with your diving and want to learn more, then you are ready. Another question is: “Am i either too old or not strong enough” On the PADI Rescue course you do have to be semi-fit but the majority of the exercises are brain versus brawn, which is fun to see because with rescues the key is to be flexible with your ideas.


Pattaya PADI rescue diver

The PADI Rescue Diver e-manual is the first thing you receive from Real Divers when you sign up for your course and you should read the manual on-line and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of every chapter.

On the first day of the course, you will watch the PADI Rescue Diver DVD to reinforce what you read in the book and your PADI instructor will go over your knowledge reviews with you and any questions you have in knowledge sessions.

The last thing that you shall do is pass a final exam although after running through the knowledge in the book, watching the DVD and talking with your instructor then this should be just a formality.

Pool Training

The confined water sessions are taught in a bay at one of Pattaya ‘s islands we do this dive from our 12-meter speedboat toallow you to learn and master the skills in a calm environment before using them in scenarios on the open ocean on our 20-meter chartered boat.

The format is that your instructor will demonstrate individually, the various skills that will be used as a Rescue Diver and then you will be given time to practice and master them as buddy teams. Later in the ocean section, these skills will be used together when mastering the rescue scenarios.

The skills you will learn:

1. The Tired diver tow: different tows and when to do them.
2. Panicked Diver: looking at the size of victim and different methods.
3. Response from shore or boat: throwing lines, entering the water, equipment considerations.
4. Distressed diver underwater: how to look after over-exerted divers and out of air drills.
5. Missing diver: learning different search patterns and how to locate the missing diver.
6. Surfacing the unresponsive diver: different ways you can help an unconscious diver to the surface.
7. Unresponsive diver at the surface: Rescue breathing, mouth to mouth and mouth to pocket mask.
8. Exiting with the unresponsive diver: helping unconscious divers on the boat or to the shore.
9. First Aid for divers: oxygen administration and 1st Aid procedures.
10. Response from shore or boat to unresponsive diver: prepares you for your scenarios.

Ocean Diving

Once you’ve mastered the 10 skills in the pool and the Ocean it’s time for the “serious” fun, the rescue scenarios on a dive boat.

The two scenarios will be briefed by the PADI Instructor on the way out to the Pattaya dive sites where the Rescue Diver course is held.

You will learn to manage and conduct team and individual diver rescues in the open water during this phase. Whilst it can sometimes be emotionally surprising this section of diver training is one that many divers specify as the most rewarding part of their dive career.

The two scenarios:

1. Unresponsive diver underwater: With your Rescue team you will, assign tasks and then search for a missing diver, on locating the diver and bring them to the surface.
2. Unresponsive diver underwater: giving rescue breaths to an unconscious diver on the surface and egress with the diver, giving first aid, which you learned on the Emergency First Response Course.


Rescue Diver Course (including E-Manual & Certification)- 14,500 Baht
Rescue Diver Course with EFR (1-day medic course), both course prices include Manuals and Certifications- 19,500 Baht.

If you would like to do the knowledge side of the course with PADI eLearning,

PADI Rescue course eLearning price 205 Aussie Dollars about 4,600B this is a direct payment to PADI.

Real Divers in-water training (2 days) 10,500B

Bargain Dive Equipment plus course/dive package – 16,300 Baht

Course and boat schedule:

  • Day 1: 10 am to 1 pm Knowledge development and DVD
  • Day 2: 10 am to 2.30pm Pattaya Island speedboat trip going over the Rescue skills.
  • Day 3: 10 am to 2.30pm Pattaya Island speedboat trip, Rescue skills, and scenarios.

*We can also do the ocean days at the Samae San islands


If you don’t have a medic first aid certification current in the past 2 years you can do the Emergency first response course with us which is an extra day 10 am to 2 pm

Real Divers Deposit

To Book the Rescue course please e-mail for availability on the day you would like to start your course. Then please pay 1,000 Baht deposit per person to ensure your spot, the balance can be paid on the morning of the course date. Cancellation policy; 100% deposit refund if the day is red-flagged by the coast guard because of sea conditions, this doesn’t happen too many times in a year. 

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

 Contact details for google map if you would like to come to the dive center.

Please NOTE: If you are doing 2 dives you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

Do you want to do more that one course? Perhaps make your way up the PADI diver ladder to professional levels. Then check out the Real Divers Internship offers, which can save you a lot of money.

Quick Facts

Duration – 3 Days
Prerequisite – Advanced Open Water (Jnr) & EFR
Minimum Age – 15 (12 for Jnr Rescue)
eLearning – Available
Next Diver Level – PADI Divemaster

Included in Course Price

  • PADI Rescue Diver E-Manual
  • Certification Card
  • Confined Openwater session
  • 2 Open Water Boat Days
  • Diving Equipment Rental
  • Lunch and soft drinks on the boat
  • Hotel Pickup and return
  • Real Divers Tee-shirt

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