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Pro Dive Cairns: 4 day PADI Rescue Course

Through this course the student will come to appreciate and understand the importance rescue training relevant to diver safety and incident management.

4 day PADI Rescue Course

Complete your PADI Rescue course with Pro Dive Cairns onboard our 3 day dive adventure and visit up to four easterly outer Great Barrier Reef locations, taking in sites selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility. This course is a crucial step in your diving education. It is a transitional stage where the diver moves beyond a recreational level through expanding their knowledge of the “science” aspect of diving, rescue & emergency techniques.

The course consists of 1 day of pool and classroom training followed by a 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip where you will get up to 10 dives on various outer reefs. These dives consist of a combination of training and recreational dives.

Through this course the student will come to appreciate and understand the importance of this training relevant to diver safety and incident management. The pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Advanced open water certificate or equivalent rating with another training agency. You also need a current First Aid Certificate prior to starting the course (valid within 24 months) with CPR (valid within 12 months). 

Please bring on day one: Advanced certification, swimwear & a towel.

Maximum 32 passengers on board

Pro Dive Cairns Rescue course commences every Sunday and is held over 4 days, consisting of 1 day of pool and classroom training followed by a 3 day/2 night a liveaboard trip where you will get up to 10 dives on various outer reefs. These dives consist of a combination of training and recreational dives. The Rescue course includes up to 10 dives, rescue manual, all gear hire, 2 nights accommodation and all meals on board our boat.

Course Itinerary Day 1
Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation (as far north as Palm Cove)

Sunday Morning
8:30am - 12:00pm:
This morning will be spent in the classroom covering the four theory areas of:
1) Self rescue & diver stress
2) Diving first aid & equipment
3) Emergency management
4) Diving equipment 
Your rescue theory is evaluated through a 60 question multiple-choice exam, which will be completed on your 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip.

Sunday Afternoon
1:00pm - 5:00pm:
The afternoon will be spent in the pool – this session is used to introduce students to some of the basic skills they will need to progress though the Rescue course. The emphasis of this session is to allow students to develop their rescue skills and techniques in a controlled environment before conducting rescue scenarios in the ocean with wind, waves and currents.

Day 2-4
During the 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip there are 10 dives scheduled. A minimum of 3 dives are dedicated to specific rescue diver skill development - the remaining dives will be non-training pleasure dives. 

Outside of your non-training dives you can expect spontaneous real life rescue scenarios, to further develop your rescue skills. These scenarios will range from panicked divers on the surface, missing diver searches and in water resuscitation of unconscious divers.

Rescue divers will be briefed on emergency procedures for man overboard, radio operations, oxygen use, life raft and distress flare operations as well as the operation of rescue boats and diver recall.       

Rescue courses commence every Sunday at the Pro Dive Cairns training centre - 116 Spence St Cairns at 08:30am

Additional charges:

Reef Taxes and Levies

AUD$65 per person – this fee consists of a AUD$18 government environment charge as well as a port departure tax and administration costs. This is payable direct to the retail shop at the end of the trip.

First Aid Certificate

All Rescue diver candidates need to have a current First Aid certificate (valid within 24 months) and current CPR (valid within 12 months) prior to starting the course. This can be arranged by Pro Dive Cairns for an additional AUD$140 per person

Please note the candidate must have a PADI advanced Open Water certification or equivelent to take part in this course