Dive Courses

Rescue Dive Course

$750AUD Includes all levies, taxes and charges.

Become a Rescue diver so you can increase your confidence in the water and become a stronger diver.  Learn how to prevent accidents and become proficient at problem solving.  Gain the knowledge, skills and the practical application to help others.  Diving will become second nature to you.


Rescue Course through Cairns Dive Centre:

You must complete the PADI Online Rescue Course learning component (Usually 10 - 12 hours to complete.) Once successfully completed you will spend 3 days with Cairns Dive Centre:

1 Day in confined water at our CDC Training Centre in Cairns, one day to Fitzroy Island and one day to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for ocean training.

Course involves rescue scenarios and training.

Day 1                     Pool work at our training centre

Day 2                     Fitzroy Island day trip

Day 3                     Outer Reef day trip     



Course Includes:

  • e learning
  • 1 day trip to Fitzroy Island
  • 1 day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Upon successful completion - International Rescue Diver Certification
  • Opportunity to perform specialty courses towards, or completion of, the prestigious Master Scuba Diver qualification
  • Use of all dive gear
  • Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course


Rescue Courses usually start every third Saturday - please contact us to determine commencement dates for our next course.



You Must have Advanced First Aid Techniques before you can do your Rescue Diver. (First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administration)

If you need to organise your First Aid please call Cairns Dive Centre and they can help you with this.  

Price: This is an extra cost.


Please call Cairns Dive Centre 07 40 510 294.




Trip Itinerary

Day 1

8:00 am               Meet at 121 Abbott Street Cairns
8:30 am

Training Centre

12 noon

Lunch break

(Lunch not included- You can bring your own or there is a café near by   

4:30 pm

Complete Day 1 of requirements


Day 2

7:30 am                   Meet at Sunkist - E Gate at the Marlin Marina.  The boat is at the end of the jetty.
 8:45 am  Arrive at Island and commence course for Day 2
12 noon   Lunch break

(Lunch not included)

3:15 pm Complete Day 2 of requirements.  Go to Fitzroy Island Jetty for return to Cairns
3:30 pm 

 Depart Fitzroy Island for Cairns

 4:30pm   Return to Cairns




 Day 3

7:30 am                   Meet at Sunkist - E Gate at the Marlin Marina.  The boat is at the end of the jetty.
8:45 am       Arrive at Island and commence course for Day 2    
12:00  Lunch included on the boat    
2:45 pm                   Complete Day 2 of requirements.  Return to Cairns, via a quick stop at Fitzroy Island.
 4:45 pm  Return to Cairns