rescue course- similan island

Rescue Course – similan Islands

A Rescue course in the Similan Islands, Is best experienced. when you are on a  liveaboard. Lots of option to choose from, 4day/4night, 3day/3night 2day/1night. The rescue course take 3 to 4 days to finish. It all depends on the student.  When you are on a liveaboard its much more fun. if you have time, watch the video on land and answer the Five Rescue Diver knowledge review at the back of each chapter before you go on the liveaboard.

 Rescue Course

Minimum age is 12 years old -12-14 year old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications

EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24


Some of skill you will have to preform in the Rescue Course

Self-Rescue situation

• Cramp release

• Establishing buoyancy at the surface

• Airway control

• Use of an alternate air source

• Overcoming vertigo and reestablishing sense of

Rescue Course - similan Islands

Rescue Course – similan Islands


Tired Diver 

Assist a tired (rational) responsive diver at the surface,


• Approach

• Evaluation

• Making Contact

• Reassuring the Diver

• Assists and Transport

• Equipment Removal

Panicked Diver

Rescue a panicked (irrational) diver, demonstrating

• Approach and Evaluation

• Making Contact

• Releases

• Approach with a quick reverse to stay out of a

panicked diver’s grasp

Ray was a little nervous about doing these skills but he managed to complete them all. On my next post i will tell you more about the Rescue Course. There are more skills you have to demonstrate but its good fun.