Rescue Diver Course

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Rescue Diver Course Phuket

Course DurationThree days
AvailabilityEvery day
Minimum Age12 years old
Swimming Ability NeededGood

Course Outline

IMPORTANT: We offer a 3 day Rescue course as opposed to 2 days offered by most Phuket dive companies. With nearly 35 years of teaching this course between us, we believe that 3 days is the minimum amount of time needed to train someone to be a good Rescue diver.


To take this course all students must have the following:

  • Advanced Open Water cerificate.
  • Proof of current medical first aid training, including CPR, within the last two years. If you do not have this then we recommend our Emergency First Response course. More info on can be found on our Emergency First Response section.


Over a few days, learn how to become more self-sufficient as a diver and also how to help other divers in a problem situation.

Self-StudyBefore the course starts, watch a video online on rescue techniques and complete some questionnaires.
Day OneStart by spending the first hour or so completing the study sections by the poolside. This then leaves almost a whole day to practice 10 main dive skills in the pool to prepare you thoroughly for future Rescue scenarions. Skills include: how to deal with a panicking diver, search for a missing diver, surfacing an unconscious diver and giving in-water rescue breaths.
Day TwoContinue to practice rescue techniques but this time either at Kata Beach (if conditions are OK) or from a day trip diving boat. During the day repeat all the skills learnt the previous day but this time in the open water.
Day ThreeExpect the unexpected on the last day of the course, either at the beach or from a dive boat. To test your rescue techniques, you will be exposed to some final rescue scenarios.


Nobody wants to sit in a classroom while on holiday if it can be avoided. This is why, as soon as online learning became available, we decided to offer our students the chance to complete most of the study in advance of their course. This also gives us almost a whole day in the swimming pool to help you get used to being back underwater and to teach you necessary dive techniques rather than spending half of it behind a desk. This results in a more comfortable, safer and fun experience for our guests at no extra charge.

Swimming Ability

As many skills involve swimming towards, and towing of, rescue victims all students should have good swimming ability and a reasonable level of physical fitness.

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers + Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.

Course Package Choices

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Dives 4 Dives 5 Dives 6 Dives
Kata Beach Kata Beach + Racha Yai Racha Yai only Racha Noi + Yai
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
 Certification Costs
Certification Costs
 Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
 Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
 Hotel Transfers*
Hotel Transfers*
 Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
 Tea + Coffee + Water
Tea + Coffee + Water

*Free transfers are included for all boat trips. Transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai. Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices are available on request. Complimentary transfers are not included for Bronze package.

Course Prices

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Beach Dives 2 Beach + 2 Boat Dives 4 Boat Dives 5 Boat Dives
Was 15,400 baht
Was 16,900 baht
Was 18,400 baht
Was 19,400 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student13,860 baht each15,210 baht each16,560 baht each17,460 baht each
 Two Students
Two Students13,090 baht each14,365 baht each15,640 baht each16,490 baht each*
 Three Students
Three+ Students12,320 baht each13,520 baht each14,720 baht each15,520 baht each*

Dive Sites

Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Racha Yai Island, Phuket
Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life - with dives in sheltered bays.

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