PADI Rescue Diver Course

Our PADI Rescue Diver course takes 4 days and is conducted in conjunction with our 3 day 2 night dive trip. The course consists of 1 day of pool and classroom training at our 5 Star Dive and Career Development Centre 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. A First Aid course can be arranged for you, if required, the day prior to your Rescue Diver course commencing for an additional charge of AUD$140.

Courses Commence

  • Every Sunday

Course Schedule

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  • 3 day 2 night dive trip

  • PADI Rescue Diver manual

  • Accommodation transfers Cairns city and Northern Beaches

  • 10 Dives (weather permitting)

  • Dive insurance

  • Passport photos (required for certification)

  • Twin cabin accommodation onboard

  • All onboard meals

  • Bed linen (towel not included)

  • All dive and snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer and wetsuit

  • Corrective lens mask (if required)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy: You can cancel your course for any reason at any time up to 48 hours prior to the trip departure and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent please ask if they have any cancellation fees.

Important Information for Course Participants

Prior to commencing your Continuing Education Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor). This must be completed within 12 months of the course commencement.

If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor or with us prior to making your reservation.

Help in finding a diving doctor.

Flying after diving: We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes


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Rates 2017/18 Per Person
Rescue Diver Course
Taxes & Charges*
Total Price

Rates valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, per person and in Australian Dollars (Currency Converter).


Rates 2016/17 Per Person
Rescue Diver Course
Taxes & Charges**
Total Price


Rates valid 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, per person and in Australian Dollars (Currency Converter).

** An additional fee of AUD $70.001 / $75.002 per person is payable direct to Pro Dive Cairns. This fee consists of a AUD$19.50 Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure Tax and administration charges.(This fee is subject to change and without notice.)
1 until 30 June 2017 2 until 31 March 2018

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