Looking at furthering your Scuba diving skills?  Join a Reef Encounter Stress and Rescue Course!

A specialty scuba dive course in Stress and Rescue on Australia’s  Great Barrier Reef  is one of the best ways that divers can make that next step in their diving education, and is one of the most rewarding and valuable courses anyone who loves to dive can take.

The primary goal of any Reef Encounter specialty scuba dive course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All rescue courses are taught on board Reef Encounter with highly experienced Dive Professional Trainers, ensuring that you get the most out of your training and your diving holiday.

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur. The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and under water.

Rescue Course Content

A Stress and Rescue Course onboard Reef Encounter takes 4 days, 3 nights to complete. A maximum of three dives a day are training dives towards your Rescue Diver Certification, with plenty of time for additional fun dives, relaxing and enjoying your holiday.

Included in your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, Reef Encounter Stress and Rescue course package is a First Aid and CPR course, which takes one day to complete on land in Cairns and can be booked through our office. (As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate).

The course entails both academic theory sessions and in-water training onboard Cairns liveaboard, Reef Encounter. You will be required to read an SSI Stress and Rescue manual and sit a multiple choice exam.

Your Stress and Rescue Dive Course covers:

 What Is Stress?

  • Stress In Diving: Causes And Prevention
  • Detecting And Dealing With Stress
  • Accident Management
  • Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
  • Conditions That Complicate Rescues

Why choose Reef Encounter?

Start your course any day of the week. We can fit your dive course in around your other holiday plans, as opposed to other places which run fixed start days.

A variety of dive sites – Reef Encounter visits numerous different dive locations across a number of Outer Great Barrier Reefs. This means you get to experience a wide variety of dive settings and marine attractions during your trip.

Stay in style on the Great Barrier Reef  - Our vessels Reef Encounter is fully air conditioned for maximum comfort. Reef Encounter boasts large lounge, dining, dive and sun deck areas. All of our spacious cabins are en-suite with ocean views and there is even an outdoor, group sized fresh water spa onboard.

All rescue courses are taught on board Reef Encounter with highly experienced Dive Professional Trainers, ensuring that you get the most out of your training and your diving holiday.

Your Encounter  on the Great Barrier Reef Includes:

  • Twin Share Stateroom Accommodation
  • 4 day/3 nights + First Aid
  • Air conditioned Twin Share Accommodation
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Onboard Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, Tea and fresh fruit
  • Snorkeling and Diving equipment
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Reef Video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • Large Dining area, bar and lounge area
  • Sundeck
  • Heli Pad
  • Onboard heated spa
  • Government Reef Taxes and Levies
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO
Reef Encounter Intineary
Day One
7:30am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
12:00pm Lunch
Scuba Dive Snorkel Sunbake and relaxation time
3:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie
Day Two
6:30am Dive
7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Night Dive
Relaxation time, starwatching, boardgames, movies
Day Three
6:30am Dive
7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Night Dive
Relaxation time, starwatching, boardgames, movies
Day Four
6:30am Scuba Dive or snorkel
Breakfast
8:30am Scuba dive or snorkel
10:30am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Transfer To Reef Experience
Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45pm Snorkel, Sun bake, Relax
3:30pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30pm Arrive Cairns

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