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PADI Rescue Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

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The PADI Rescue Diver Course is one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding PADI Courses you will complete! The two days PADI Rescue Diver Course aims to help you become a more competent diver and dive buddy by improving your skills at pre-empting, and reacting to, diver rescue situations. A great choice for certified PADI Advanced Open Water Divers looking to take their diving skills to the next level.

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Please select your group size so that we can offer you the best deal. If you are on your own or wish to see if you can join others to get a better price, please contact us.

Sabah Parks Conservation Fees *

When scuba diving in the local marine park (Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park) Sabah Parks applies a conservation fee. It has two parts, a scuba diving permit and a conservation fee. The amount payable is split into two groups – Malaysian (valid MyKad or a foreigner with Permanent Residence ‘PR’ Status) and Non-Malaysian. Even if you have a Work Pass you are classed as Non-Malaysian.

Dive computer rental

Monitor your dives with a dive computer rental. We offer Mares Puck Pro dive computers for rental. They are very simple to use and are also Nitrox/Enriched Air capeable. The replacement cost should you lose or damage it is RM 1000.00/unit.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

Want to stand out in the dive crowd? Then choose the PADI Rescue Diver Course with Borneo Dream during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is a two-day course and focuses upon helping certified divers develop the knowledge and skills to be able to pre-empt and react to, diver rescue situations. By the end of the course, you will not only be a more confident and able diver, but you will also be a more able dive buddy. During the two days PADI Rescue Diver Course Kota Kinabalu you will complete skill sessions and rescue scenarios. Pre-study is required in advance of the course. All course dives are completed in the lovely tropical waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park located in front of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Become a better diver, and buddy, with the PADI Rescue Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

The PADI Rescue Diver Course involves 2 days of ‘wet activities’ and some pre-study. How you choose to do your pre-study is up to you. You can choose to collect and read your PADI Rescue Diver manual on holiday before your course starts. We strongly suggest you complete the pre-study the day before your course is due to start by attending our office for a 4-hour study session. You could also consider the PADI eLearning Rescue Diver Course and complete all your study online before you come on holiday.

Before you start the PADI Rescue Diver Course you will need to be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) with a valid first aid certification. If you don’t have a current First Aid certification then you could complete the half-day PADI Emergency First Responder First Aid Course in advance of your PAI Rescue Diver Course. A perfect combination!

Typical Itinerary for the PADI Rescue Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

Pre-study Session

Arrive at our Shop at G27 Wisma Sabah, central Kota Kinabalu. During this study session, you will watch the PADI Rescue Diver Course DVD. At the same time, you will complete the knowledge reviews contained in your PADI Rescue Diver Manual. There is also a final Rescue Diver Exam but this may be completed during your lunch breaks on your ‘wet activity’ days, all depends upon your progress and understanding. All this should take around 4 hours leaving the rest of your day free and easy.

Day 1

We will meet and collect you at 08:45 at the entrance to Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu (please check your Booking Email for the meeting arrangements). Please beware our boats will depart on time at 09:00 and should miss your collection you will need to contact our office on +60178118149 immediately.

Today you will complete and learn most of your PADI Rescue Diver Skills, some will be completed before lunch and the remainder will be integrated into an afternoon dive along the coral reef. Lunch will be on a tropical island. Depending upon your understanding of the academic side of things more reviews and learning may take place over lunch.

Returning to the jetty in central Kota Kinabalu for around 16:00

Day 2

The collection will be from the same jetty as your first day. Today will be a bit more relaxed compared to yesterday. Both in the morning and afternoon, you will complete PADI Rescue Diver Scenarios incorporating the Rescue Skills you have already learned. Lunch will be on a tropical island.

Note – Please be beware that if you did not attend the ‘Office Study Session’ your instructor will require you to complete all chapters and the associated knowledge reviews including the final exam prior to you entering the water for your final Rescue Diver Scenario. Refer to your instructor for further clarification.

Returning to the jetty in central Kota Kinabalu at around 16:00

Pre-requisites – PADI Rescue Diver Course

  • Divers need to be PADI Advanced Open Water or similar with 20 logged dives.
  • You will need to have a valid First Aid Certificate showing both Primary and Secondary Care, including CPR. This must have been issued or renewed in the last 2 years.

What’s included?

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual and Certification
  • Full Diving Equipment
  • Lunch on diving days
  • Low Instructor to Student Ratios, often lower than 1:4
  • Free flow water on our boats
  • Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese – Please advise us during booking to avoid disappointment.
  • A smile 🙂

What’s not included?

  • Sabah Parks Diving Permit – RM 25.00 Malaysian RM 70.00 Non-Malaysian
  • Collection from your hotel

What do I need to bring on my diving days?

  • Your valid First Aid certificate (we will need to take a copy to keep with your PADI paperwork)
  • Towel
  • Swimwear – Please be ready to get wet straight away 🙂
  • Suntan lotion
  • Any personal items
  • Your PADI Materials
  • Money in case you want ice cream…
  • A smile

Notes – PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Liability Forms and a PADI Medical Form must be signed by the participant before the PADI Course starts. You need to have a minimum of 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards.

1 review for PADI Rescue Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu

  1. Alice Lam

    Mum & I would like to thank Borneo Dream for yet another wonderful holiday ! It’s our 4th trip to Sabah with Borneo Dream, the team are incredibly friendly & caring ! As always, everything went smoothly from planning to all our dives !

    This time, I took a rescue diver course with instructor Andrew, he is so patient, knowledgeable & a true professional for the dive community. Zul -“keluar dari bot saya” I look forward to seeing you teaching your own students next, you will be great !

    Melissa, Zul, Basir -“Diver diver you alright!!??”, Eugene “Leave Andrew in for an hour, he will come up on his own @ rescue scenario lols “, Amir, Sabri, Shah, Andrew, Lily, Luke, Jones, Billy & Jo, Terima kasih, take care, xxxx

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