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 on 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-day PADI Rescue Diver Course in 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. The pre-study is via online learning and will take about 4 to 6 hours to complete. This must be completed before the start date of your course.
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
ACADEMICS – With any course or training program, there is a certain amount of academic study required. However, we are always trying to help the planet as much as possible. Thus we have introduced online learning rather than our usual classroom-based sessions.
ONLINE LEARNING/ELEARNING (60485-1) – Once you have paid in full for your course we will send you via email your PADI eLearning Assess code. Once you have received it and registered with PADI you will have access to Online eBook, Certification credit, Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Final exams and Certifying credit. Your eLearning must be successfully completed prior to attending the course.
The online eLearning is now available in 28 languages – Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bahasa Melayu (OWD, AOW & EANX), Chinese (Traditional & Simplified) Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish & Tagalog.
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
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.
- PADI Rescue Diver eLearning 60485-1
- Full Diving Equipment
- Lunch on diving days (2)
- Low Instructor to Student Ratios, often lower than 1:4
- Drinking water, please bring your own bottle to refill.
- Sabah Parks Conservation Fees
- Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese – Please advise us during booking to avoid disappointment.
- A smile 🙂
What’s not included?
- Anything not specifically mentioned
- 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)
- 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.