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PADI Rescue & EFR Scuba Dive Course
Koh Phangan 
3 Day
Price from:
3,500 Baht
Trip Highlights
FREE dorm bed on all Dive Courses!!!! Dive the amazing Sail Rock as part of your scuba dive experience! It's the leading dive site in the Gulf of Thailand with the most whale shark sightings in Asia!
Emergency First Response (Theory) 1 day Price on Request
Rescue Course 2 days local beach dives incl Free Dorm bed Price on Request
Combined EFR & Rescue Course incl Free Dorm bed Price on Request
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Important Notes
*We advise you to visit a dive certified doctor to get a doctors certificate allowing you to dive prior to starting your dive course if you have ever had any health conditions!
*It is not possible to dive with any asthma, respirority conditions, sinus issues, pregnancy or epilepsy.
*Please download the PADI Health form and check all the conditions to make sure you can dive prior to arrival in Thailand: https://www.padi.com/documents/padi-courses/2.1.5%20rstc%20medstate%20v201.pdf
*Schedule, dive sites & days may change due to weather conditions.
*Please make sure your travel insurance covers you for adventure and diving sports.
*Children starting ages: DSD & Junior Open Water age 10 to 14, Junior Advanced Course & Rescue Course 12 to 14 yrs.


PADI Rescue Courses and EFR courses start everyday.
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  • Mosquito spray/solution
  • Swimming attire & towel
  • Sun Protection, Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera & Waterproof bag for camera
  • A small amount of Money
  • Copy of passport
  • Motion sickness pills (if required)
  • Dry Bags
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Here at Phangan International PADi Dive 5* School, we provide the highest standards expected and offer a fun, modern and professional dive school. You can even stay for FREE in one of our dorm rooms on our complex throughout your dive course experience or we can provide a free pickup service if you choose to stay somewhere else!

Our swimming pool on resort, private & spacious dive boat, air conditioned classrooms and guaranteed small sizes of 4 people per group make our school a 5 Star PADi operation. We have outstanding service provided by our PADi dive professionals which will ensure your diving experience is an unforgettable one

When it comes to diving, Koh Phangan is like a divers hidden secret - Sail Rock! Koh Phangan is known as 'the party island' when in fact we are located closest to Sail Rock which is a premier & world-renowned dive site. It is classed as #1 in the Gulf. of Thailand. Sail Rock is, by far, the most prestigious place you could want to dive and it is practically a second home to us at Phangan International Dive School as many of our diving take place here.

For those who don't know about Sail Rock… This 30 metre dive site has earned its reputation due to a number of elements. Firstly, this triangular shaped pinnacle contains a vertical swim through inside, also known as the “chimney”. An entry at 12 metres enables you to swim inside the rock itself, allowing you to witness all the marine life within it, a very intimate experience whilst diving. There is an exit at 18 metres too. In addition, the glorious amounts of colourful reef and coral that surrounds the entire rock make it the perfect place to live for hundreds of species of marine life. This means your dives at Sail Rock will be unique and unforgettable. Hence the nickname “fish soup.” Don’t forget that this dive sight has the highest number of Whale Sharks sightings in Thailand too, so if you want the opportunity to see one then this is the dive site for you!

If you are traveling on a budget then our Backpackers option of dive courses with local dives at dive sites such as Ko Ma and Mae Haad will save you thousands of Baht and we still throw in a free dorm bed if you want!

This is the perfect place to undertake your PADi Open Water course or extended courses. With the entertaining social life and the fantastic Sail Rock around the corner, you will not regret it!

The Emergency First Response (EFR) 1 day Course is an internationally recognised medical qualification that must be undertaken prior to the 3 day PADI Rescue Course.

You must have completed both the Open Water Course & Advanced before starting the PADI Rescue course.

The EFR Course takes one day and you will learn primary and secondary medical emergency & CPR techniques. The PADI Rescue Course takes three days and includes five search & rescue scenario dives plus a number of role plays incorporating the skills learnt on the EFR course.

Once you have attained training to this level, the next step is professional qualifications to work in the dive industry such as either your Divemaster course or Master diver course!

The Rescue Course is quite physically demanding but extremly rewarding and great fun with most people saying it is the best part of the PADI program!

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Trip Includes
  • FREE Dorm bed or a free taxi pickup/drop off each day (excluding east coast) for all divers
  • All materials in your native language (if requested) for the course
  • ID card and PADI fees
  • Professional PADI Instructors
  • Loan of dive equipment
  • Liability insurance
  • Large dive boat
  • Swimming pool
  • Light breakfast, Lunch (meat & vegetarian options) & soft drinks when on the dive boat
This Trip Does Not Include
  • Food & Drinks during classroom days or during local dive days.
  • Pick up from Thong Nai Pan, Bottle Beach, Haad Yuan, Haad Tien - for customers staying in Thong Nai Pan or Bottle Beach a pick up can be arranged from the 7/11 in Ban Tai. For customers in Haad Yuan or Haad Tien pick up can be arranged from our office in Haad Rin.
This activity is offered year-round.
Departure Schedule
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