PADI EFR/Rescue Diver course - Koh Tao, Thailand

14,000 thb

(If you wish to have a paper  manual to keep there is an additional charge of 800 thb)

PADI Emergency First Respone and Rescue Dver course koh tao thailand

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The PADI Emergency FIrst Response (EFR) and Rescue Diver course is one of most challenging recreational diving courses but also a great deal of fun. You will learn how to take care of other divers in emergency situations as well as looking after yourself. An EFR/Rescue diver certification is great preparation for the step up to Divemaster and Diving Instructor training.

The courses take place over 4 days. Day 1 consists of theory based Emergency FIrst Response (EFR) training follwed by a written exam. Rescue diver training starts on day 2 with classroom session in the morning and practical training in the water in the afternoon. You will study different emergency scenarios. Initally problems on the surface with tired, panicking divers. Different rescue options will be examined, some where you remain on the boat and others where you enter the sea. The scenario of an unconscious diver on the surface is also looked at and you will be shown how make an inventory of useful rescue items that are on the boat

On day 3 we focus on problems that occur under the water, such as divers running out of air, buoyancy issues or over exertion. You will learn how to properly deal with these problems during a "disaster dive" where you will manage any emergency .Students also learn how to bring an unconscious diver to the surface, and safely bring them to the dive boat.

Day 4 is a review of of the skills you have been shown during your training, followed by a practical session on the dive boat. You will be in charge of managing emergency situations and the DJL staff will be creating lots of them for you! Expect to have to deal with everything, missing divers, jellyfish stings, unconcious swimmers etc. 

The EFR/Rescue diver course does place a lot of demands on it's students, but it is very enjoyable and you feel a great sense of satisfaction upon completing it.

The cost of the EFR/Rescuue Diver course 13,500 thb, this includes use of scuba equipment, PADI materials and certification.

We offer a free collection from the pier when you arrive. Discounted accommodation is available at our Backpackers hostel with prices starting at 250 thb per night. Private rooms and bungalows can also be reserved at Silver Sands resort next to our dive school. Please contact us here for any course or accommodation enquiries.

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  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles and Simon and the Divemasters Bob and Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel