Padi Rescue Diver Course Summer Special

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Course - Liveaboard Style

This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: PADI 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.

We don’t like to think about it but accidents happen. There are several good reasons to become a PADI Rescue Diver. Rescue training expands your knowledge of diving, increases your level of diving skills, and makes you more aware of what is happening around you in the diving environment. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs

What Do You Need To Start Your PADI Rescue Diver Course ?

Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

You can enrol in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver and participate in the PADI Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. You can also enrol if you are already Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent scuba diving certification from another organization). Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

What Will You Do During Your PADI Rescue Diver Course?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems.
  • Dive first aid.
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • Underwater problems.
  • Missing diver procedures.
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
  • Dive accident scenarios.
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Training - Liveaboard Style.

Rescue Course - Liveaboard Style

Scuba Cat Diving's large catamaran liveaboard MV Scuba Cat moored close to shore in a beautiful protected cove provides an ideal floating classroom, dive shop, restaurant and hotel all in one superb package. Without a doubt this is certainly the most convenient and enjoyable way to learn to dive or continue your training to new levels.

Spending time on the liveaboard allows getting to know your instructor much better as well as making the meeting many new diver friends a natural and enjoyable process. The amount of pertinent information and new insights gained will far exceed that which you have learned in the classroom and so much fun as well.

Our mooring at Racha Island is literally surrounded by dive sites and beautiful clear water. There are shallow sandy areas for demonstration of dive skills and navigation exercises, abundant marine life of a wide variety of fish, invertebrate and coral species for identification skills and underwater photography. Add to this our own artificial reef, Marla’s Mystery, for tailor made deep, wreck and nitrox training. The gentle slope into deeper waters provides the perfect depths for the PADI/ DSAT Tec Deep and Tec Trimix Diver courses.

The convenience of being surrounded by dive sites and the efficiency of sleeping on the boat means that our courses always include extra diving- 50% more in the case of the Open Water Diver course! These extra dives are done at a much more relaxed pace than on the normal day trip schedule- win win.

What - MV Scuba Cat

  • Large catamaran moored in clear, calm waters.
  • Air con and hot water.
  • Twin sharing cabins.
  • Dinghy for safety and trips to shore.
  • Kayaks.
  • Tasty, fresh prepared food.
  • Nitrox blending.

MV Scuba Cat

Where - Racha Yai Island

  • Closest dive destination to Phuket.
  • Large island provides protected, calm water.
  • Excellent visibility, coral and fish life.
  • Variety of dive sites.
  • Ideally suited for all levels of PADI diver training; from novice to Tec.
  • Excellent snorkeling in clear, shallow protected waters.


  • Location of two of Scuba Cat's award winning environmental projects:
  • Reef Check transect.
  • Marla’s Mystery, our artificial reef.
  • Quiet island with no traffic.
  • Powdery white sand beaches.
  • Cellular phone coverage.

When - Summer Season

24 June- 25 September


  • Most convenient quality diving close to Phuket.
  • Very best value.
  • Very best PADI dive training.
  • Fun for divers and non- divers alike.
  • Great for families.

How Much Will The PADI Enriched Air Specialty Course Cost?

The Price for PADI Rescue Diver Course is 14,500 Baht (3 Days). Including manuals, scuba diving equipment rental, dives, certification and instructor fees. All our courses are taught to PADI Standards.

What Can You Do After The PADI Rescue Diver Course?

PADI Rescue Diver Course at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification. It's also a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver certification. Or why not join us for some Phuket day trip diving or even a liveaboard trip to the Southern Island?

What's Included In The PADI Rescue Diver Course?

At Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand all our scuba diving certification courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. For the PADI Rescue Diver course you'll receive the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and Diving Accident Management Work Slate. In addition we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve.

Compared with most "dive centers" in Thailand (a lot of them is just a website - a "Virtual Dive Company") - Scuba Cat owns their own fleet of diving boats and have been in operation since 1994. If you do a Course or a Dive Career Package with us, all your dives will be from one of our own dive boats, not “we got to do a beach dive, "cause it is not enough students" or from a "last minute rented long tail boat, 'cause all the other boats are full".

2 day/ 1 night liveaboard at Racha Yai island- including meals

Total of 6 dives: 4 course + 2 extra non- training fun dives