Looking at furthering your Scuba diving skills? Join a Reef Encounter Stress and Rescue Course!
The primary goal of any Reef Encounter speciality 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.
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
Rescue Course Content
Enhance your dive skill and safety in the water! Enrol on a Stress and Rescue Course with Reef Encounter and become a qualified rescue diver. Learn how to prevent accidents and be prepared with the knowledge and ability to look after yourself and your buddy if something goes wrong. Through online theory training, short academic classes with your Dive Instructor and lots of practical in-water training you will learn how to avoid, recognise and solve in-water problems as well as the skills needed to handle panic and rescue situations. The course duration is 5 days in total, with 4 days / 3 nights spent on-board the liveaboard dive boat, Reef Encounter, and one day on a first aid and oxygen administration course in Cairns. With one of our highly experienced Dive Instructors all training dives are conducted in the ocean – both in shallow ‘confined water’ areas and then in deeper areas – eliminating the need for pool training and making dive scenarios more realistic and giving students valuable hands on experience.
In addition to your live-aboard rescue diver course, you will spend one day in Cairns on a nationally recognised first aid course learning all the basics of first aid and CPR as well as advanced oxygen administration for dive rescues. This is a pre-requisite for your rescue diver qualification and is included in the cost of your training.
Your Stress and Rescue Dive Course covers:
- 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 Stress & rescue 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.
- Twin Share Stateroom Accommodation 4 day/3 nights
- One day First Aid, CPR & Oxygen Administration for dive accidents course in Cairns City
- Large Dining area, bar and lounge area
- First Aid and Oxygen Administration Course
- 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
- Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
- Sun deck
- Heli Pad
- Onboard heated spa
- Government Reef Taxes and Levies
- Alcohol available on board but not included – NO BYO
Rescue Course Pre-requisites
- Open Water Certification or higher from an accredited Dive Training Institution (PADI, SSI, RAID, NAUI, CMAS, BSAC or equivalent). Please bring your certification card with you for your live-aboard reef trip
- Completion of online training prior to attending the course. Online access is only required to download the app – then you can use the app offline to complete all the pre-requisite theory training. This will be reviewed in the academic classes with your Scuba Instructor
- Completion of a medical declaration prior to any in water activity. All scuba dive activities in Australia is subject to a medical declaration. Please contact us PRIOR to your reef trip if you have any pre-existing medical condition/s OR medication/s that may prevent you from being allowed to participate in scuba diving in Australia. If you have any pre-existing medical condition/s OR medication/s you may be required to procure a medical certificate from an Australian Scuba Dive Doctor before commencing training. For information on medical pre-requisites, click here [link to external window] or contact our friendly team today.
- Bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the Marina
- Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
- Scenic helicopter tours over the Great Barrier Reef
- Prescription masks
What to Bring
- Cash or credit card for purchases
- Swimming clothes, sun cream & hat
- Personal clothes, toiletries
How to get there