PADI Rescue Diver Course


REGION: Kota Kinabalu / TARP Island
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Rescue Diver Course - Classroom

  • 08:15hrs: It’s time to make your way to Amazing Borneo Tours’ Office at Asia City!  Upon arrival, you’ll meet with your friendly instructor in the conference room.
  • The class will start off with the basics and briefly explain the contents you’ll be covering for the course. 
  • Once everything has settled, it’s time to dive into your lessons!
Meals : Lunch

Day 2 - Rescue Diver Course - Practical 1

  • It’s time to hit the waters! We know it’s early, but you’ve still got to get yourself to the Sutera Harbour’s Marina by 08:30hrs. A boat transfer will take you to one of the islands for your practicals.
  • You will meet your Dive Instructor, who will begin briefing you on what you’ll be expecting to do for the day. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to raise your hands; our Dive Instructors are friendly chaps and willing to help with any questions or doubts!
  • Once you’re geared up, it's time to get into the water! The Rescue Dive course is meant to be challenging as rescue situations are often unpredictable. This half of the course will see you applying classroom theory to practical in the Rescue Exercises.
Meals : Lunch

Day 3 - Rescue Diver Course - Practical 2

  • It’s the final day of the Rescue Diver course! It’s time to greet the day and head to Sutera Harbour’s Marina by 08:30hrs for your boat transfer to the islands for your final day of practicals.
  • Like the second day, your Dive Instructor will conduct a short briefing prior to the start of the practical. If there are any questions, don’t hesitate and ask away!
  • You will need to finish the 10 Exercises by today, followed by 2 Case Scenario assessments. 

Upon completion and passing of the course, you will be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver. You will also receive your PADI Rescue Diver Certification Card between 7 to 14 working days.

Meals : Lunch

Meals 03 Lunch, 02 Coffee / Tea Breaks
Include Return Boat Transfers, PADI Rescue Diver Course Materials, Registration & Certification Fees, Daily Lunch, Refreshments, Instructor Fees, Facilities Rental, Sabah Park Diving Fees, Park Entry & Jetty Fees, Guide, Equipment Rental e.g. tanks, wetsuits, etc.
Exclude Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Optional Return Hotel Transfers (KK City Hotel> Sutera Harbour Jetty>KK City Hotel) MYR 100 per pax are chargeable for this PADI Course Package

The Rescue Diver course consists of 3 main sessions:

  • Knowledge Development (classroom setting): to understand the basic theories and principles of rescue diving 
  • 10 Open Water Exercise - to apply classroom theory to practical
  • 2 Case Scenarios - to apply all practical skills into scenarios
  • Must know how to swim.
  • Minimum 12 years old.
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a qualifying certification from another training organisation. If not PADI-certified, at least 20 logged dives should be presented and should document experience in deep and underwater navigation. 
  • PADI Junior Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive).
  • Holding an Emergency First Response (EFR) certification that is taken within the previous two years or 24 months.
  • Participants must be in good health and reasonably fit and will also need to be comfortable in the water or able to swim. 

For the Rescue Diver course, the main point of reference will be the PADI Rescue Diver Manual.

The Rescue Diver manual covers everything you need to know about rescue diving, from the necessary skills and terms to safety operations. You will then be put into a confined water environment to apply the skills you’ve learnt in the classroom, before proceeding to an open water environment. Once you have been certified, make sure to keep the course materials for future reference as well as to review what you have learnt.

  • Appropriate Swimming Attire
  • Sandals / Slippers
  • Extra Clothes 
  • Sun Lotion / Cream 
  • Towel 
  • Notebook 
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Hat 
  • Flip flops / jandals 
  • Personal Medication 
  • Please get ready the below details in English before attending the course for Certification purpose:  
    • Full Name (First, Middle, Last Name) 
    • Birth Date (Day, Month, Year)  
    • Gender 
    • Address  
    • Note: Your Diving Certificate / Diving License will be sent to this address by courier service 
    • Phone Number 
    • Email 
    • Individual ID Photo (Half-Body, in softcopy) 
  • This course is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. 
  • You are not allowed to dive 18 hours before your flight. Please schedule your flights accordingly. 
  • Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enroll in this activity. 
  • Clients must complete a medical form and any positive answers require a doctor’s assessment and signature for dive fitness. 
  • You will need to sign the PADI release & liability form before proceeding for your dives. 
  • In the event of bad weather, we will not proceed with the dive tour due to safety precautions. 
  • Kindly always follow the instructions of your Dive Instructor. 
  • Alcohol consumption during your dive course or trip is NOT RECOMMENDED. 
  • Kindly inform in advance if you have any health concerns. 
  • You are advised to purchase personnel injury & travel insurance prior to your trip. 
  • Before enrolling, please make sure that you are “Fit to Dive”. Kindly download the RSTC Medical Statement HERE or ensure that you get the medical statement from us and read it thoroughly for your own safety. 
  • If you answered “Yes” to one of the questions, we must request that you consult with a physian and ask him / her to complete Page 2 (physician column) of the form. You will need to pass this to your Instructor prior to the dive activity. 
  • Your safety is our top priority. Should the weather or sea conditions render it unsafe to proceed for this tour, Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to change or cancel tour. Tour will be refunded accordingly. 
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary. 
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements. 
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.