Pro Dive Rescue Course

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Pro Dives PADI Rescue Diver course takes 4 days. The course consists of 1 day of pool and classroom training followed by a 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip on Scubapro 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.

If you are not a holder of a valid First Aid certification, we can help arrange this, but will add an extra day to the program. Approximate additional cost $140.

Courses Commence

Every Friday


Note: The schedule below is based on a candidate having current first aid / CPR certification. If not please allow an additional day.

Day 1:

Complimentary hotel transfer

  • 8:00am – 12:00pm: Classroom session 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.

Pro Dive Rescue Course - Rates + Bookings

5 day rescue $1,440.00
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Prices valid until 31st March 2025


  • 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)
  • Bed linen (towel not included)
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment – includes dive computer and wetsuit
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)


  • Reef Taxes $60 per overnight trip
  • First aid and CPR certification if not current