Enhance your skill & safety in the water

Learn how to prevent accidents and be prepared with the knowledge and ability to look after yourself and your buddy if something goes wrong. Upon successful completion you will become a qualified Stress & Rescue Diver and receive a Dive Licence which is an internationally recognised scuba diver rating that can be used wherever you wish to scuba dive across the globe!

This course includes 4 days (3 nights) accommodation on our liveaboard boat, plus one day dive first aid & oxygen administration training in Cairns

Please be aware that accommodation is only included for the 3 nights stay on the liveaboard dive boat. You will need to arrange accommodation for the other nights


Duration 5 Days
4 Days (on the boat)
1 Day (in Cairns)
Dives 14
Class Size Stateroom – 4 Students to 1 Dive Instructor
Top Deck – Private Instructor to your booking party

*Anyone booking a trip which includes scuba diving must read our ‘SCUBA Divers Important Information’ Page…

 

Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Scuba equipment
  • Tuition
  • First Aid and CPR Course

All training dives are conducted in the ocean, eliminating the need for pool training and making dive scenarios more realistic and giving students valuable hands on experience. On a Stress & Rescue Course trip you may complete up to 14 scuba dives, including both training dives and fun dives on the Great Barrier Reef

In addition to your live-aboard rescue diver course, you will spend one day in Cairns on a nationally recognised first aid course learning the basics of first aid and CPR as well as oxygen administration for dive rescues. This is a pre-requisite for your rescue diver qualification and is included in the cost of your training


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

CPR & First Aid Certificate

As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate, which takes one day on land in Cairns.

  • CPR certificate
  • First Aid certificate

Online Theory Training

Before starting your Diver Stress & Rescue Course Course with Reef Encounter, you are required to complete the theory portion of the course prior to your reef trip. With your Dive Instructor on the boat, together you will review your understanding of the theory to make sure you are happy with your knowledge and understand the fundamentals of being a stress & rescue diver

Once you have booked your Diver Stress & Rescue Course, you will be enrolled to do this online theory training and will receive an email with the details on how to begin. While you will need internet access to initially download the free training APP to your computer, device or smart phone, the theory training can be completed offline – you are not required to have internet connection. You can complete the training in more than one sitting, as long as you save where you are up to each time

Anyone booking a trip which includes scuba diving must read our
‘SCUBA Divers Important Information’ Page…