Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
The combined EFR and PADI Rescue Diver training with Simple Life includes:
Our combined Emergency First Response (EFR) and PADI Rescue Diver training will make you into a much safer and more aware diver. It’s a big step up from previous training, both more demanding and challenging, but is a lot of fun along the way.
Simple Life’s team of experienced dive instructors conduct Rescue Diver courses in very small groups, typically just two or three people to assure a high standard of training.
Let’s take a look at the four day schedule and what’s involved.
We begin with the Emergency First Response (EFR) course. The EFR course is a CPR and first aid qualification, valid for 2 years. Conducted over a full day you will learn to Assess emergency situations, checking for Breathing, Circulation, Spinal injuries and Serious bleeding before taking appropriate first aid action and summoning emergency services assistance.
After the practical session, you’ll take a short exam to verify your understanding.
Next we move onto the PADI Rescue diver course which will be conducted over the following three days.
We’ll run several theory sessions which will be kept short, interactive and entertaining. This will be a combination of videos and presentations, followed by reviewing the content with your instructor.
Topics covered during the PADI Rescue Diver course include assessing divers for signs of stress, assisting tired and panicked divers, dealing with unconscious divers, self-rescue techniques, diving first aid, overall emergency management, missing diver procedures and techniques for exiting the water with a casualty.
Out in the water, our first few sessions will focus on practicing and mastering these new techniques.
Then once you are properly prepared, we will conclude your PADI Rescue Diver training with a series of final scenarios. You take responsibility for the dive boat, dealing with simulated problems as they occur. Missing divers, injured snorkelers, bad buoyancy or overexertion during dives; anything can happen, and you’ll be primed to respond. The course is demanding but a lot of fun, and you’ll qualify with a great sense of achievement and awareness.
To accompany the EFR & Rescue Diver training we offer a range of accommodation.
Simple Life operate two resorts on Koh Tao, both located on the popular Sairee beach. Both have an excellent location and we operate a free shuttle service.
Here’s a summary of our room options:
|Summary||Beachfront resort with wide range of accommodation, from budget to private villas.|
|Location||Southern tip of Sairee Beach, a short stroll from all the restaurants & nightlife|
|Facilities||Private beach, restaurant & bar, free WiFi internet, taxi service from pier|
|Hostel Bed||Shared dormitory type accommodation attached to the dive school. Low cost and great way to meet people.|
|Fan Rooms||Private fan rooms with en-suite western bathroom. Good economical option.|
|Beach Villas||Air conditioned, detached bungalows with balconies over looking our private beach.|
|Summary||Comfortable, mid-range hotel rooms in a pleasant resort setting.|
|Location||A short walk from Sairee Village, central Sairee Beach.|
|Facilities||Swimming pool, bar & restaurant, massage room, free WiFi, pickup from pier|
|Standard A/C Room||24sqm. Television, fridge & minibar, en-suite bathroom with hot water shower|
|Boutique A/C Room||40sqm rooms. As above plus balcony with mountain / palm grove view.|
|Superior A/C Room||45sqm suites, with balconies overlooking our swimming pool.|
|Deluxe AC Room||Similar to the superior rooms, but located on the top floor with best views.|
To check rates and availability for the Rescue Diver course and accommodation, please complete the following form.
To book your place on the combined EFR and PADI Rescue Diver training here on Koh Tao, please complete the following form.
We’ll reply as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
And once you’ve arranged your travel to Koh Tao, let us know which ferry you’ll be arriving with and we’ll organize our taxi to meet you at the pier.
Libby B | Hong Kong
"...was a really big deal for me considering the idea of it has always terrified me and I had always avoided trying it before. But Olivier was so reassuring...." Read more
Birgitte | Denmark
"fled the rainy Denmark ... talked that it would be good to get out and dive, but we had not planned that we would get through 22 great dives." Read more
Adam | Canada
"...initially hesitant to go through the course due to a myriad of fears. I can now say I am 100% satisfied that I did." Read more