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Rescue Course - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Starting Every Friday Pro Dive Cairns' PADI Rescue Diver course takes only 4 days and includes our famous Cairns 3 day 2 night dive trip!

About the Course

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 a variety of spectacular outer reef locations. These dives consist of a combination of training and recreational dives.

The Rescue Diver course is a crucial step in your diving education and is highly recommended to all divers. It's a transitional stage in your diving education where you move beyond just diving for fun by expanding your knowledge of some of the more technical aspects of diving as well as learning rescue and emergency skills. Throughout this course you will come to appreciate and understand the importance of this training relevant to diver safety and incident minimization and management.

Pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Advanced Open Water certificate or the equivalent rating with another training agency. You will also require a current First Aid certificate. 
 

 

 

Inclusions


Inclusions

  • PADI Rescue Diver manual
  • Passport photos if necessary
  • Accommodation transfers City and Northern Beaches
  • 10 Dives (weather permitting)
  • 2 nights accommodation on board vessel (all twin cabins)
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Bed linen
  • Dive Insurance
  • All dive equipment
  • Personal underwater dive computer
  • Prescription masks if needed
  • 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Torch batteries and cyalume sticks for night diving

 



  • A current First Aid certificate is required prior to the course commencement. 
  • Environmental Management Charge, Port and administration fees, and fuel levy -  $90 per person and payable on check in
 

Itinerary


Itinerary

A current First Aid certificate is required prior to the course commencement. 
Please bring on day 1: Advanced certification, 1st Aid Certificate, log book, voucher/money, swimwear and towel.

Day 1:

  • Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm: This morning will be spent in the classroom covering the four theory areas of self rescue and diver stress, diving first aid and equipment, emergency management, and 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.
  • 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.

Days 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.

 

Requirements


  • All student wishing to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course must have Current CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Minimum certification is to have an internationally recognised Advanced Openwater Certification

Frequently Asked Questions

Equipment

What Brand of hire gear do you have onboard?
  • Technisub stratus full foot fins
  • Tusa Liberator Masks
  • Aqualung Wave BCDs
  • Aqualung Calypso regs with compass and Suunto Zoop computers
  • 5mm Neptune ¾ leg, long arm wetsuits
  • 3mm Neptune/Aqualung hoods (seasonal)
  • dive light: Aqualung lumen HD or Princeton Tec Torrent LED

Accurate as if 6 September 2018

Other

Can I fly my drone while onboard?

Your can use a Drone while on the 3 day trip with permission of the skipper.

Travel

I have a seafood and peanut allegies, can you cater for me?

We can cater for people with Peanut and Seafood allegies.No prepared meals include nuts and one dish uses a sauce with seafood ingridents, but an alternative sauce is provided. Please ensure on check to let the staff know of any allegies.

Dive Training

How many people will be in my class?

Under RTSA standards, the student to instructor ratio never exceeds 8:1, but Pro Dive usually achieves 6:1 or better.

I've lost my certification card or travelling and left my card at home?

Lost your card and need a replacement or need immediate verification to be able to dive or book onto a specific dive course, this information should assist you.

Click here to learn more about Card Replacement or Vertification

 

Diving

What depths will I be diving to?

The Great Barrier Reef is not a deep dive destination. Depths in our dive sites range from 10-25 metres (30-80 feet), with the best diving generally occurring between 10 and 15 metres (30-50 feet). This means there are some amazing sites that stay shallow enough for all certified divers to enjoy, regardless of how advanced your diving certifications may be.

Liveaboard

Dietary Requirements
We do our best to cater for dietary requirements, but are operating with limited facilities available. We try and provide as much variety as possible within the confines of what we have onboard
 

During the trip, we serve buffet style meals with plenty of fresh fruit and salads. There is gluten free bread and pasta available, as well as soy milk. The cook will be happy to speak with you once onboard about your diet to accommodate you as best as possible. 

 
If you are vegan or gluten free we recommend bringing your own snacks which don't need to be refrigerated as refrigerator space is at a premium on the boat.

Price

Note all prices are Per Person.

Twin (2) Share



From

$1290.00 AUD


 
Notes:

Meeting Point

01 SELF DRIVE - NO PICKUP/DROPOFF - Make own way to/from Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre at 116 Spence Street @ 08:30
181 THE ESPLANADE (181 Esplanade) @ 08:20
201 LAKE ST (201 Lake Street) @ 08:20
A ZIMZALA RETREAT BED & BREAKFAST (2 Marietta Street Holloways Beach) @ 08:00
ABBEY'S CITY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST HOMESTAY (396 Draper Street) @ 08:10
ACACIA COURT (223 The Esplanade) @ 08:10
ADOBE MOTEL (191 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
AGINCOURT BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (69-73 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 08:00
ALAMANDA PALM COVE BY LANCEMORE (1 Veivers Road) @ 08:00
ALASSIO ON THE BEACH (139 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 08:00
ALL ROUND MOTEL - INN THE PINK (263 Sheridan Street) @ 08:20
AMAROO AT TRINITY (92 Moore St) @ 08:00
AQUARIUS APARTMENTS (107 Esplanade) @ 08:30
ARGOSY ON THE BEACH (119 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 08:00
ASPECT CENTRAL MOTEL (209 Sheridan Street) @ 08:20
ASYLUM CAIRNS BACKPACKERS (149 Grafton Street) @ 08:20
AUSSIE WOLF (29 Maranoa St) @ 08:30
AVIS CAR RENTAL (135 Lake Street) @ 08:20
BAILEY CRYSTALBROOK COLLECTION (163 Abbott St) @ 08:30
BALACLAVA HOTEL (423 Mulgrave Road) @ 08:10
BAY VILLAGE (Cnr Lake & Gatton Streets) @ 08:20
BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS ON TRINITY BEACH (89-91 Vasey Esplanade) @ 08:00
BEL AIR BY THE SEA HOSTEL (155-157 Esplanade) @ 08:30
BELLA AQUA (123 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 08:00
BELLEVUE AT TRINITY* (P/Up Cnr Moore & Trinity) @ 08:00
BELLVIEW (85-87 Esplanade) @ 08:30
BEST WESTERN CENTRAL PLAZA APARTMENTS (255-257 Lake Street) @ 08:20
BEST WESTERN PLUS CAIRNS CENTRAL APARTMENTS (Cnr McLeod & Aplin Streets) @ 08:30
BETTA AIRPORT PARKING (397 Lake St, Cairns North) @ 08:10
BILLABONG BED & BREAKFAST (30 Caribbean Street Holloways Beach) @ 08:00
BLUE LAGOON RESORT (22/26 Trinity Beach Road) @ 08:00
BLUEWATER BAR & GRILL (7 Harbour Drive Trinity Park) @ 08:00
BOHEMIA RESORT (231 McLeod Street) @ 08:10
BOUNCE APTS (formerly Northern Greenhouse 117 Grafton Street) @ 08:25
BP SERVICE STATION CLIFTON BEACH (1802 Captain Cook Highway) @ 08:00
BREAKFREE ROYAL HARBOUR (Level 1, 60 Abbott St) @ 08:30
BUNGALOW HOTEL (200 Aumuller St.) @ 08:10
CAIRNS BEACH RESORT (129-135 Oleander Street Holloways Beach) @ 08:00
CAIRNS CITY BACKPACKERS (274 Draper Street) @ 08:30
CAIRNS CITY MOTEL (169 Lake St.) Pu/ Cascade Gardens @ 08:20
CAIRNS CITY PALMS MOTEL (199-205 Sheridan Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS CITY SHERIDAN (157 Sheridan Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS COCONUT HOLIDAY RESORT (23-51 Anderson Road) @ 08:00
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB (18-26 Cannon Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS GATEWAY RESORT (1-21 Anderson Road) @ 08:00
CAIRNS GIRL'S HOSTEL (147 Lake Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS (1 Marlin Parade) @ 08:30
CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS (1 Marlin Parade) @ 08:30
CAIRNS HOLIDAY LODGE (259 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS HOLIDAY PARK (12-30 Little Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS MOTOR INN (187 Sheridan Street) p/u Aspect Central @ 08:10
CAIRNS NEW CHALON (702 Bruce Highway) @ 08:00
CAIRNS ONE (12 Gregory Street) @ 08:15
CAIRNS PLAZA HOTEL (145 Esplanade) @ 08:10
CAIRNS QUEENSLANDER HOTEL & APARTMENTS (267 Lake Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS RAINBOW INN (179 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS REEF APARTMENTS (670-678 Bruce Highway) @ 08:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (17 Scott Street) @ 08:30
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (18 Lumley Street) @ 08:30
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (300 Draper Street) @ 08:30
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (323 Draper Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (351 Draper Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (67 Minnie Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (8 Loeven Street) @ 08:30
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (80 Martyn Street) @ 08:20
CAIRNS SHERIDAN (295 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS SOUTHSIDE INTERNATIONAL INN (450 Mulgrave Road) @ 08:00
CAIRNS STUDENT LODGE - Pick-up at Entrance Flags (10-24 Faculty Close) @ 08:00
CAIRNS SUNLAND LEISURE PARK (49-61 Pease Street) @ 08:00
CAIRNS VACATION VILLAS (8 Pease Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS VILLA & LEISURE PARK (28 Pease Street) @ 08:10
CAIRNS WORK & PLAY BACKPACKERS (239-241 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
CANNON PARK MOTEL (574 Bruce Highway) @ 08:10
CARAVELLA 149 (149 Esplanade) @ 08:25
CARAVELLA CENTRAL (formerly Corona, 72 Grafton Street) @ 08:30
CASCADE GARDENS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (175 Lake Street) @ 08:20
CASTAWAYS BACKPACKERS (207 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
CASTAWAY'S TRINITY BEACH (63/71-73 Moore Street) @ 08:00
CASTLE HOLIDAY FLATS (209 Lake Street) @ 08:20
CENTREPOINT APARTMENTS (141-143 Abbott Street) @ 08:30
CITY PLAZA CAIRNS (37-39 Digger Street) @ 08:20
CITY TERRACES (63-65 McLeod Street) @ 08:20
CITYSIDER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (17A Upward Street) @ 08:20
CLARENDON ON SPENCE (79 Spence Street) @ 08:30
CLIFTON PALMS (35 Upolu Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 08:00
CLIFTON SANDS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (81-87 Guide Street Clifton Beach) @ 08:00
CLIFTON VILLAGE BUS STOP (P/Up Endeavour Street) @ 08:00
CNR Anderson & Trinity St (roundabouts @ Trinity Beach) @ 08:00
CNR Moore & Trinity St (roundabouts @ Trinity Beach) @ 08:00
COASTWATCHERS SHOPPING CENTRE (Trinity Beach Road) @ 08:00
COCO'S HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (1/59 Moore Street Trinity Beach) @ 08:00
COMFORT INN & SUITES TRINITY BEACH CLUB (19-23 Trinity Beach Road) @ 08:00
COMFORT INN DISCOVERY CAIRNS (183-185 Lake Street) @ 08:10
COMPASS MOTEL (232 Mulgrave Road) @ 08:20
CONCORD HOLIDAY UNITS (183-185 Sheridan Street) @ 08:10
COOLWATERS HOLIDAY PARK (2-14 Shales Street) @ 08:00
CORAL CAY VILLAS (267 Lake Street) @ 08:20
CORAL HORIZONS BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (137 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 08:00
CORAL REEF APARTMENTS (192 Mann Street) @ 08:10
CORAL SANDS BEACHFRONT RESORT (Trinity Beach Road) @ 08:00

*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates and options.

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