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4-Day El Nido Palawan PADI Rescue Diver Course Package

Rescue Diving Skills and Training in El Nido
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Tour starts
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Starting time
at 08:00
4 days
Ending place
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
10 years old


Learn how to be a rescue diver with this 4-day PADI course in El Nido. This package comes with 4 days of training, the assistance of a divemaster, and complete equipment. You will also be able to pick the dive sites you want to visit in El Nido. At the end of this course, you should be able to identify and solve minor issues during diving trips, ensuring that your future dives are safer.

On the first day of the course, your instructor will teach you about Emergency First Response. You’ll learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR, identify injuries and illnesses, apply first aid when necessary, and properly bandage or apply a splint when needed. 

The next day, you will learn and practice rescue skills in open water. This includes self-rescuing skills, search patterns, and in-water rescue breathing. You’ll continue practicing rescue techniques in open water on day 3, when you will be given realistic underwater rescue scenarios so you can practice your newly learned skills. 

On your last day of the course, you’ll participate in more simulations so you can practice what was taught to you by your instructor. This includes how to react to and manage an emergency, how to rescue yourself, how to save a panicked or unresponsive diver, and how to recognize and manage stress in your fellow divers. 

During your simulations, you can choose where to dive in El Nido. You have 8 dives sites to choose from: South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban Dive Site, Popolcan Island, Helicopter Reef, Nat Nat Beach, and Address Reef. El Nido’s dive sites are rich with a variety of marine life, and you will be able to appreciate them during your dives. Note that not all dive sites may be available during your trip as availability is dependent on weather conditions.

After completing this course, you will become a certified PADI rescue diver, which will allow you to assist classes, lead dives, and work on a liveaboard.

Learn the knowledge and skills needed to become a PADI rescue diver. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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3-4 Day Rescue Diver Training with Dive Master and Complete Equipment
Theory and Applied Rescue Diving Skills
Choice of Diving Spots (Weather Dependent): South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef

Daily itinerary

Day 1
4-Day El Nido Palawan PADI Rescue Diver Course Package - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Emergency Response Training

Today you will learn how to perform CPR correctly, recognize injuries, and apply first aid. You’ll also practice applying a bandage and a splint.

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Day 2
4-Day El Nido Palawan PADI Rescue Diver Course Package - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Open Water Training

On day 2, you will learn more rescue techniques, but this time in open water. Your instructor will teach you self-rescue skills, search patterns, and in-water rescue breathing.

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Day 3
4-Day El Nido Palawan PADI Rescue Diver Course Package - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Rescue Scenarios

You will continue learning rescue techniques by going through realistic underwater scenarios. This will allow you to identify which skills to apply to different situations.

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Day 4
4-Day El Nido Palawan PADI Rescue Diver Course Package - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Rescue Diver Training

This is your last day in the course, and you will learn how to rescue yourself, how to save a panicked or unresponsive diver, and how to recognize and manage stress in another diver. You’ll also learn how to deal with emergency situations.

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What to bring

Camera, Phone, Charger, and Power Bank
Extra Money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal Drinking Water and or Snacks
Personal Sanitizing Alcohol and Facemask
Covid 19 Vaccination Card and Valid ID

Good to know

We recommend our guests fit their diving gear/s the day before their scheduled dive. Note that the Eco-Tourism Development Fund (ETDF) is not yet included. If you have one already, please show your receipt to our partner for reference. If not, our partner will gladly assist you in getting one.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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