PADI EFR & Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Course is one of the most fun courses you undertake. It increases your confidence and diving ability well beyond the level you are currently at while teaching you how to assist with diver situations as and when they occur...

The Emergency First Response Course is PADI's version of a First Aid course. If you already have this, bring evidence of your existing qualification to save 3,500 THB from whichever package you choose.

All our training is offered in a maximum group size of 4:1 to assure each student receives ample attention, which creates more than competent, confident divers while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!

Our Available Packages 

Stingray Package
THB 12,500
Highly Competitive Price for Koh Tao
EFR Manual & Classroom Session
Digital Rescue Diver Manual & 2 Classroom Sessions
PADI Rescue License - recognized Worldwide
5 Logged Dives
Includes all equipment rentals
Maximum group size of 4:1
Free Taxi Collection & Return to Pier
Free New Way Diving Logbook
Next 2 Local Dives at 50% Discount
10% Off Next Course
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Barracuda Package
THB 13,200
Full Price Value of 13,600 THB
EFR Manual & Classroom Session
Digital Rescue Diver Manual & 2 Classroom Sessions
PADI Rescue License - recognized Worldwide
5 Logged Dives
Includes all equipment rentals
Maximum group size of 4:1
Free Taxi Collection & Return to Pier
Free New Way Diving Logbook
Next 2 Local Dives at 50% Discount
15% Off Next Course
1 x New Way Diving Tshirt (350 THB)
Pocket Mask (500 THB)
CPR Key Ring (250 THB)
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Whaleshark Package
THB 14,990
Full Price Value of 17,070 THB
EFR Manual & Classroom Session
Interactive Materials - no classroom needed (2,500 THB)
PADI Rescue License - recognized Worldwide
5 Logged Dives
Includes all equipment rentals
Maximum group size of 4:1
Free Taxi Collection & Return to Pier
Free New Way Diving Logbook
Next 2 Local Dives at 50% Discount
20% Off Next Course
2 x New Way Diving Tshirt (700 THB)
Pocket Mask (500 THB)
CPR Key Ring (220 THB)
Free 10L Dry Bag (650 THB)
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Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in our packages. However, we do assist all our customers whenever we can.

There are a few dorms we work with, and we offer 3 nights accommodation for only 800 THB when conducting any of our courses. Select Dorm when booking. 

Alternatively, we work with Mama O'Chai, who offer fan Beach Bungalows for only 500 THB per night, or 1,500 THB for the duration of this course. Just select fan Beach Bungalow when completing the booking form.

We also work with a few places that offer our customer an Air Condtioned Room for only 1,000 THB per night. Select AC room on the form.

  • Koh Tao Dorm Rooms

    AC Dorm Rooms

  • Koh Tao Hostel 800 THB

    3 Nights only 800 THB

  • Beach Bungalow Koh Tao

    Beach Bungalow

  • Beach Bungalow Koh Tao

    500 THB per night

  • Beach Bungalow Koh Tao

    3 Nights 1,500 THB

  • Koh Tao AC Room

    AC Room

  • Koh Tao AC Room 1,000 THB per night

    1,000 THB per night

Otherwise, at the bottom of the page you will find links to the different accommodation options we have selected that are close to us. 

The Schedule

The New Way Rescue Diver & EFR Course takes 3.5 days, with a schedule that normally looks like so;

Day 1 14:00 - 18:00 Course Orientation, Paperwork & EFR Course
Day 2 08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Videos & Classroom
  11:45 - 17:00 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 3 08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Classroom & Exam
  08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 4 06:00 - 10:30 Rescue Scenarios (you're in charge)

More information on Schedule

Please read below to see information regarding each of these dives;EFR

Day 1


Upon arrival we shall collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop, and help you getting to your accommodation. We shall then complete the EFR Course.

Day 2


The morning is used for the Rescue Diver Video, and covering some theory with your instructor. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some shallow water training exercises, where you will deal with panicked snorkellers and divers, and more.

Day 3


Again the morning is used for the Rescue Diver theory, and the Rescue Dive Exam. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some training scenarios as well as your "Hell Dive" - a dive where everything that can go wrong will go wrong!

Day 4


The timing on this training session can vary between morning or afternoon depending on the individual. During this session you will assume the position of responsibility on the boat, dealing with all scenarios as they arise to test your retention of the past few days.

What's Next?

After becoming certified as a Rescue Diver, there are a few main routes to continue. Firstly, you may decide to Fun Dive with us. Our ex-student rate is 700 THB per dive, and all students get their first 2 dives at 50% discount!

Or perhaps you wish to expand upon your abilities, which is offered through specialties. The most popular being the Deep Diver Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, the Wreck Diver Specialty, which allows you explore the inside of wrecks, and Enriched Air Nitrox, which allows you to dive on Nitrox all over the world and extend your dive times. 

Or perhaps you are thinking to get a career in diving, in which case the next step would be to continue your training with the Divemaster course

                                   

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Dorm Rooms

Koh Tao has a number of lovely dorms of varying budgets. When completing the Courses with us the dorms we use are listed here.

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Mid-Range Rooms

If a dorm is not what you're looking for, but you don't want accommodation that will detract from your diving budget, then look no more... 

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Beach Huts and Luxury Villas

Time to splurge - it's holiday time! Accommodation and villa options from 3,000 THB per night and upwards.

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