"Diver Diver are you ok?"

Becky, Tom and Leigh all worked hard to achieve their recent PADI Rescue Diver certification.  PADI Instructors Kelly-Anne Nickel and Marcus Pinewald with assisting Divemaster Candidates Kelley and Trevor made the course an intense, challenging, fun and very rewarding course.  


The PADI Rescue Diver course is a 3 day program which includes learning how to develop personal dive skills and to recognize potential problems to either prevent them from occuring or solve the situation. The course is scheduled so that there is time to absorb all the theoretical information that is shown on the PADI Rescue Diver Videos and Knowledge workbook. Of course, there is a final exam and practical assessment.  During the course we begin with a confined pool session of all the rescue skills learning how to help a tired diver, panic diver on the surface and underwater, provide rescue breaths in water resuce and final scenarios including search patterns used to help locate a missing diver.  To take this course you only need to be 12 years old, be an Advanced Diver or Adventure Diver with Navigation training and have a current EFR (Emergency First Response course) or equivalent First Aid, CPR and Secondary Care certificaiton that is valid within a 2 year period.

On completion of the PADI rescue course you will personally feel a sense of achievement in your own abilities to help others in difficult situations whilst diving and broaden your knowledge on how to evacuate divers that experience pressure related injuries or more.







Learn to Scuba Dive at your Leisure!

You want to learn to scuba dive but you are limited on your time spent on Koh Tao - not to worry as the PADI Open water course can also be conducted via the PADI E-learning program.

Prior to arrival you register online with PADI to take the PADI open water course and complete all the videos, knowledge reviews and quizzes online. You will also complete the Final Exam online and then you will receive a completion form.

Once you arrive to our Assava Dive Centre we would then schedule the e-learning course for the pool and open water dives. The duration of the course can be completed over 2 or 3 days and this choice is yours.

Day 1 : Quick Review/Paperwork and Confined pool session of skills

Day 2 : Open water dives 1 & 2 to 12m

Day 3 : Open water dives 3 & 4 to 18m

Veronica Elearning

By taking the E-learning option this gives you more time to enjoy and explore the island, as the course is practically only taking up 1/2 of your days.  Weronkia recently completed her PADI E-learning course with instructor Jack Van Geel. Here she had the opportunity to have fun learning the PADI open water course but also be able to explore the nearby bays for snorkelling, and hiking to the viewpoints with the free time available.

Diving the Deeper Depths of the Ocean

Exploring the deeper depths of the aquatic realm is for those adventurous divers...especially our current PADI Divemaster Candidates. During our divemaster program at Assava Dive Resort we offer special rates on obtaining PADI Specialty courses, that can also contribute to the Master Scuba Diver Rating.
Ivy and Phillip take on the challenge and explore the 40m depth at Chumphon Pinnacle where they experienced use of reel lines and navigational techniques, and some fun nitrogen narcosis. The 4 dive specialty developed their knowledge on SAC rates, Rule of Thirds, Decompression Theory, Emergency Decompression and Deep Stops with use of SMB deployment and more...
Come join in the fun with the PADI Deep Specialty Course.
Phillip Ivy