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Rescue Diver Course on Koh Lanta island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Rescue Diver Course Experience :

The Rescue Diver Course

'Rewarding and fun' that best describes the Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level : Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.


Course philosophy

The Rescue Diver course philosophy is based upon the fact that there are several possibilities to achieve a goal. The structure of the course reflects this with a situational curriculum i.e. size and strength of the rescuer in comparison to the victim and environmental conditions will affect the preferred rescue technique.During your training you will be encouraged to try several options to learn how to make best use of your personal strengths and to discover your own limits.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book Rescue Diver Course

To enroll in a Rescue Diver course or Rescue Diver Course PLUS

  • You must be 12 years old or older.

  • Have a Adventure Diver certification (or equivalent certification)

  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.

  • If you not taking Emergency First Response yet recommend to taking EFR Course + Rescue Diver Course Package


Please complete the following forms :

Please check the health requirements for this course.

Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)


Please Remember :

Taking Rescue Diver Course or Rescue Diver Course PLUS

You will need to stay on Koh Lanta at least 4 Days 3 Nights.  Please find your accommodation here.


How to getting to Koh Lanta?

If you need transfer service please find more detail about transfer here.

What do I need to bring with me at Swimming pool / Beach / On the Boat?
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Sun lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Diving & Snorkel gear if you have this already

  • At the pool / beach some money for lunch

  • On the boat some money for tips

  • Big Smiles

If you need to Flying after diving

for Recreational Diving please find more information here.


What you will learn in Rescue Diver Course?


Course contents

The course takes 3 days training

  • 1st day Theory

  • 2nd day training from beach or swimming pool

  • 3rd day 4 final scenerios from boat


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Knowledge Development (Theory)

Our instructor will provide you with all of the information you need by using a video and verbal presentation. Finally you will be asked to sit the written multiple choice exam which consists of 60 questions. You need to answer 75% of the questions correctly to pass, most of our students reach 90+%.


The Knowledge Development is now also available online as an eLearning Course.


Training in Swimming Pool


Training in  Swimming Pool or Shore

In the relaxed and stress free environment of our swimming pool you will practice 10 exercises from Tired diver on the surface to salvage operations from swimming pool or shore for non responding divers.


Training in Open Water
Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your training

  • Professional instruction fee

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual

  • Certification

  • Guaranteed small class of ratio 4:1

  • Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor

  • Dive briefing

  • Diving equipment rental

  • 1-3 Tank/day

  • Weights & Belt

  • Group insurance cover 1,000,000 THB

  • Round transfer Hotels on Koh Lanta/Dive Shop


On The Big Boat

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch (Thai food buffet)

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks

  • Coffee & Tea

  • Electrolyte beverage


On The Speed Boat

  • Lunch

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks


Rates are Exclusive of :


  • Additional cost for Diving Insurance 350 THB/day

  • Optional 3rd Dives 1,000 THB/person

  • Rental Dive Computer 350 THB/day

  • Rental Nitrox Tank 300 THB/tank

  • Rental 15L Tank 200 THB/tank

  • Rental DIN adapter 150 THB/day

  • Rental Diving Torch Rental 200 THB/day


Surcharges on the course rates apply for non-local dives sites :

  • Hin Deang - Hin Muang*

  • The 3 Adventure

  • Koh Yung


Surchages for Speed Boat 1,400 THB/diver/day 

Surcharges to be paid in the Go Dive office.


National Marine Park Fee :

The National Marine Park Fee will be added to your bill and is payable on or before the day of the trip. If your trips are not within the National Marine Park then you do not need to pay the Fee.


Rescue Diver Course itinerary


Arrival Day : Sign up, get Recue Diver Manual with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.(reading 2-3 chapters & complete knowledge review) & Try diving equipment at Go Dive Shop 1 day before start course.


1st Training Day at Swimming Pool or Beach :

08:00 - 08:45 AM. Pick up from your Hotels & Resorts

09:00 AM Knowledge development (Theory) Reviewing knowledge review with your instructor.

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Rescue Training.


2nd Training Day on the Big Boat : Local Day Trip

06:45 - 07:45 AM. Pick up from your Hotels & Resorts

08:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty

08:15 AM. Welcome on board, Boat briefing

08:30 AM. Breakfast

09:00 AM. Dive Briefing

10:00 AM. Dive 1st (Final Scenerios Dive 1)

11:00 AM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

12:15 AM. Dive 2nd (Final Scenerios Dive 2)

01:15 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

02:30 PM. Dive 3rd (Optional)

03:30 PM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit

05:30 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty

If making 2 dives the boat will be back around 03:30 - 04:00 PM


Dive Trips suitable for this course :

Koh Ha, Koh Bida, Koh Phi Phi, HTMS Kled Kaew Ship Wreck, etc


Remark :

** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.

*** Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.



Next Step >>

The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further - Enriched Air Nitrox Diver / Divemaster Course


Training in open water

The four required rescue scenarios are conducted in conjunction with our boat, Here we will summarize everything you have learn during the days in the classroom and swimming pool. We will try to make it look as realistic as possible so that you can demonstrate your readiness and awareness as a Rescue Diver.


During your course you will participate in 2 training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each.

you will apply the skills, combined with a guided tour to explore Koh Lanta's tropical reefs. Your instructor will show you a huge variety of tropical coral and fish. Clown fish, barracudas, lion fish, trumpet fish, groupers and many other marine creatures will greet you in their world.


Safety & Fun.

Your experienced buddy and instructor understands your problems as a beginner and will be there  to assist you whilst under water.


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