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Cost of a PADI Rescue course

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Sbiriguda, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Hello,
    how much is the "fair" price of a PADI Rescue diver course in your area?
    Thanks
     
  2. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    Approx £400-£450 in the UK including EFR, which is about €450-€500 at the current exchange rate. Mind you, if we get the double whammy of Brexit and Comrade Corbyn, £450 will probably be worth somewhere between €10 and a couple of old shirt buttons :(. sigh
     
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  3. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    In that case I would start purchasing Seaskin drysuits from the UK like I do now with crappy 5 Euro T-Shirts in the local sportswear shop :eyebrow::eyebrow:

    But I don't think it will be that bad (for you) and that good (for us)...
     
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  4. maj2

    maj2 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Windsor, Ontario Canada
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    CDN$400 plus tax at my LDS, or at current exchange rates US$305/£236/€275.
     
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  5. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Surprisingly cheap, perhaps due to the current exchange rate

    Here in Italy I have been proposed 340 euros that is US$376/£292/CDN$496

    But this is the price applied only to those who already got all the previous specialties with the same diving school, in my case PADI OW, AOW and Deep
    Otherwise it would be 425 euros
    Anyway the prices we have seem to be reasonable
     
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  6. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Germany
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    What does the rescue cost alone, without the 1st aid course? Many people have a current 1st aid course, due to it being a requirement of their jobs and, at least in Europe, the red cross teaches it for free.

    Michael
     
  7. Landau

    Landau Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver
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    $299 CDN (= $228USD or €206) at my LDS without EFR but with gear rental
    Add $100 CDN for EFR
    Add $50 if you want to rent a drysuit instead of a wetsuit. Pretty much mandatory this time of year.
     
  8. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
    3,980
    1,495
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    $200 a day for approximately 3 days....$600....that’s Canadian dollars so around $12 US, lol
     
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  9. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    360.00$ + tax in Canadian currency at the dive shops near me for the PADI rescue cert.
     
  10. Efka76

    Efka76 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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    In Philippines I paid USD 500 for EFR + Padi Rescue course.
     

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