The best PADI Rescue Diver course in Port Douglas is run by Blue Dive, the oldest dive school in town. Many divers rate the Rescue Course as their most exciting course. Why? It enhances your dive skills with a focus on helping you to identify and resolve any small ‘problems’, before they escalate to big ‘problems’. Our privately taught PADI rescue courses have an emphasis on prevention, self-rescue and the importance of managing situations effectively. In addition to enhancing your ability to problem-solve under pressure, it will increase your confidence as a diver and make you a better dive buddy. All our dive courses are privately taught. To be eligible you must already have PADI Advanced certificate or equivalent, Emergency First Response certificate within the last 2 years (this can be arranged with us at an extra cost), be medically fit and a minimum of 12 years of age. It is a Blue Dive requirement that you have completed the PADI eLearning component of the rescue diver course, prior to commencing the practical component with us. Our rescue diver course includes 2 x pool days and shore diving, and 1 x Great Barrier Reef day and if this sounds good, let’s dive in …
Our Port Douglas PADI rescue diver course is a 3 day course. You must have completed the eLearning, prior to commencement. During the course you’ll learn and practice essential rescue diver skills with one of our experienced PADI dive instructors. 2 days will be spent doing pool diving, shore diving and class work. During this time you will learn and practice key skills including but not limited to, assisting a panicking diver, surfacing an unconscious diver and ‘out of air’ drills. Your private Blue Dive PADI instructor will teach you how to quickly identify stress in divers and how to minimise the risk associated with differing diving conditions. Day 3 is spent on the boat, simulating emergencies, conducting searches and learning how best to manage the human resources available. You will also be taught how to administer oxygen and in-water artificial ventilation techniques. Be prepared for unexpected rescue scenarios!
To participate in our Port Douglas PADI rescue diver courses, we require you to have successfully completed the PADI eLearning, prior to course commencement. PADI eLearning costs are in addition to our course fee and are payable directly to PADI when signing up for the eLearning component. There are medical requirements for those wanting to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. By law, participants will need to complete a Queensland Government Medical Declaration confirming good health. Please note that certain conditions, including asthma and heart problems, may preclude you from scuba diving. Please see our medical page for further information.
Please Note: The current safety regulations require an 18 hour surface interval between diving and flying. All diving would be completed by 2.30pm, so any flights could be booked for departure any time, after 8.30am on the following day. For more information please visit our medical page.
Our Port Douglas PADI Rescue Diver courses will increase your diving confidence, skills and capabilities. It’s the next step in your diving career and its successful completion gets you closer to your first professional rating of Divemaster and we can help with that too. Our PADI Rescue Diver courses run on demand throughout the year, so please email or call us for availability. Cancellations: For peace of mind please take out travel insurance in case you need to cancel your course. Cancellations must be made at least 5 days before your first dive day, in which case you will incur a $100 per booking administration fee to cover costs. Additional cancellation fees apply if cancellation made less than 5 days before your first dive day. As a small dive centre – all services and staff are arranged to order – and we require at least 5 days to have a chance to resell the spaces. Please note your credit card may be charged for the balance due.
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