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PADI Rescue Diver Course Manukan Island

From: RM1,380.00 Including applicable taxes

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Many divers say this is the best PADI course they’ve ever taken! Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of others. Our PADI Rescue Diver Course Manukan Island will expand your knowledge and experience level. The training will prepare you to prevent problems and if necessary, manage dive emergencies.

Course Includes


  • Daily hotel pick-up/drop-off (KK city centre including Tanjung Aru area only)
  • Daily return boat transfers (Sutera Harbour to Manukan Island)
  • Required learning materials, PADI Registration and Certification fees
  • Equipment rental, jetty & national park fees
  • Free flow of drinking water/ Use of resort facilities / Towels

Our online promotion offers the best value for money. Please contact us if you require a tailored holiday package.

NO BOOKING FEE & NO CREDIT CARD FEES ARE CHARGED BY US FOR ONLINE BOOKINGS.

PADI Rescue Diver Course Manukan Island

Our PADI Rescue Diver Course Manukan Island can be conducted over 3 days. During this time you will learn a number of new skills and complete your academics at our island based PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre. Once your PADI Instructor has taught you the various skills you will perform them during a number of controlled rescue scenarios.

Our island based location is the perfect venue for such a course. Providing a number of entry/exit points to the water plus confined & open water sites practice. Between sessions you will return to our pool side dive centre for surface interval.

If you are not already an Emergency First Responder or equivalent you will also need to complete this course by adding another day making the entire course duration 4 days. The Emergency First Response Course will be conducted at the dive centre too and seamlessly incorporated into the four day program.

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with the basic knowledge and skills of First Aid rescue skill procedures.
  • To provide student divers with the knowledge on how to anticipate, prevent and manage potential dive accidents.
  • To prepare the student diver to perform a search pattern using proper search techniques.
  • To handle an accident while waiting for emergency medical care.

Course Outlines

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • Dive accident scenario.

Our learning approach is through practical sessions with discussions, and small group activities using audiovisual materials. Knowledge mastery is assessed using Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Final Exam with minimum score of 75%. Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of skill proficiency and competency in water.

Junior PADI Rescue Diver Course

The junior rescue diver course involves exactly the same training. At the age of 15 years the certification can be upgraded at no extra cost.

Your Safety is Our Priority!

At all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.

Flying & Climbing After Diving According to our current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines – it is highly advised you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when doing multiple dives. This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930hrs in the morning. Or you can choose to not take part in the afternoon dive and therefore take a flight after 0600hrs in the morning the following day. Please note that since all our courses/programs last a full day there will be no refund offered for missed dives since you have the option to stay on the island or enjoy snorkelling and trekking activities.

All Inclusive Rates!

We run daily picks ups from Kota Kinabalu City to our dive centre. Our all inclusive price means that you pay one price which includes everything you’ll need for a great day out. That’s return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, activity equipment, refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee and freshly cooked lunch. All programs last for the full day and our return boat transfer to the mainland is at 16:00. If you would like to leave earlier this is classified as a private transfer and the cost is RM110.00 per boat.

Promotion

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Course Duration

This is a 3 day course, based on participants individual performance and ability to meet the course objectives. You can save one day of course time by completing the academics online through our eLearning Portal.

Self Study: Read chapter 1 – 5 of the PADI Rescue Diver manual and complete all related knowledge review (this represents the entire manual). If you have time to collect the self study materials before the course – great! If not the self study can be completed during the course in your own time.

Day 1

  • 08:15 – Hotel pickup (KK city centre & Tg Aru) transfer to marina (07:15 pick up for outside KK City)
  • 08:30 – Meet Downbelow staff & transfer on boat to Downbelow Dive & Adventure Centre on Manukan Island
  • 09:15 – Meet with your instructor for course introduction, registration and payment arrangement. Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 10:30 – Surface interval at the dive centre on Manukan island
  • 11:15 – Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 13:00 – Lunch on Manukan (on own expense)
  • 14:00 – Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 16:00 – Boat transfer to marina /  16:30 – Return to hotel (KK City)

Day 2

  • Same as Day 1 and working through the structured course program

Day 3

  • 08:15 – Hotel pickup (KK city centre & Tg Aru) transfer to marina (07:15 pick up for outside KK City)
  • 08:30 – Meet Downbelow staff & transfer on boat to Downbelow Dive & Adventure Centre on Manukan Island
  • 09:15 – Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 10:30 – Surface interval on Manukan & watch Open Water video
  • 11:15 – Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 13:00 – Lunch on Manukan (on own expense) & watch Open Water video
  • 14:00 – Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session
  • 16:00 – Awarded successful certification, followed by boat transfer to marina /  16:30 – Return to hotel (KK City)

Note : Day 4 is an extra day should a student diver need more time to complete the performance requirements to certify. Sections may change, so please bring all materials to all sessions. Due to the course being performance based, finishing times may vary to individual achievements.

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have qualifying certification from another training organisation. This is proof of certification beyond entry level. If you are not PADI AOW certified you also need proof of at least 20 logged dives documenting experience in deep and underwater navigation.
  • Course students must also have successfully completed a sanctioned course in primary care CPR and secondary care first aid within the past two years. We highly recommend the EFR Emergency First Response Course to meet this requirement and can teach this course in one day prior to the start of the Rescue Course
Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, equipment rental, plus drinking water.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, any meals & refreshments throughout the day, items not explicitly stated
Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication and some cash for lunch & refreshments (credit card machine can be down sometimes).
Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.

Don't forget your SUN-CREAM. We are in the tropics where the sun is very strong and although you will be underwater the sun rays penetrate.

Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete PADI standard liability forms at the mainland departure jetty and dive centre. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.

Pre-Requisite

This program is not suitable for children below 10 years of age.

Clients must complete a medical form and any positive (yes) answers require a doctors assessment and signature for dive fitness. More information can be found here: Are you Fit to Scuba Dive?

After scuba diving, current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines state that you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when completing multiple scuba dives. This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930 hrs in the morning. Or you can choose to not take part in the afternoon dive and therefore take a flight after 0600 hrs in the morning the following day. Please note that since all our programs last a full day there will be no refund offered for missed dives since you have the option to stay on the island or enjoy snorkelling and trekking activities.

Private Guide Fee (PGF)

Should you book your course/activity for 1 person only on Manukan, a fee of MYR 150.00 per day (incl GST) applies and added to your invoice. You will then enjoy a private guide/instructor. If in the meantime others book the same activity you will share your guide/instructor (maximum 4 students to one guide/instructor) and we will refund you accordingly. If you prefer to have a private guide/instructor please let us know in advance and we will not book others on the same activity with you.

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