• Dive Medicine


    The Great Barrier Reef

  • The Seminar

    The 2024 dive medicine seminar is an experience designed to immerse participants in an offshore diving environment whilst learning about the fundamentals of dive medicine.


    Departing Cairns, you will travel to the outer reef and spend five days aboard the liveaboard vessel Reef Encounter.


    The seminar is perfect for the clinician looking to deepen their understanding of dive medicine, whilst enjoying some of the best diving Australia has to offer.


    You may participate as a certified diver or if you are new to diving, obtain your open water certification.


    The seminar is claimable as CPD for paramedicine, nursing and medicine.


    One of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most diverse reef system in the world. It stretches for more than 2,800km, comprising of thousands of individuals reefs, intersected by hundreds of tropical islands.




    21st to 25th April 2025


    Who can attend


    The seminar is open to paramedics, medics, doctors, nurses and students who are certified divers. For the first time in 2024, we are offering a learn to dive.


    Gain your open water certification!


    If you new to the sport and are looking to certify, you can complete your open water dive certification during their seminar.


    Diving Physiology

    Diving mortality and mordidity

    Decompression Sickness (DCS)

    Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE)

    Lung, ear, sinus barotrauma 

    Gas Toxicity (Nitrogen, Oxygen)

    Dive Expedition Medicine Planning

    Shallow Water Blackout

    Drowning and Secondary Drowning

    Diver blood loss and rescue (Practical workshop)

    Marine Envenomation and bites

    Case studies


  • Inclusions and Exclusions




    Transit to and from the outer reef

    5 days and 4 nights aboard Reef Encounter

    Stateroom accommodation with ensuite (twin share)

    All meals, snacks, basic drinks

    Reef Levy

    Scuba gear (excluding wetsuit)

    Up to 16 dives including night dives

    10 hours of CPD





    Wetsuits (can be hired)

    Guided dives





    Seminar - Certified Diver




    Seminar - Open water Course




    A deposit of $950 is required to secure your place. Prices are inclusive of GST.

  • Certifications

    • CPD Certificate - Dive Medicine



    Bookings & Confirmation

    Submit the form below and we will send you an invoice for a deposit to secure your place. Following your initial deposit your position will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack.Balances are not due until 9 weeks prior to the seminar start date.


    A full refund will be provided if this seminar is cancelled. Balances are refundable up to 9 weeks prior to the seminar start date minus the initial deposit. Please note that we are not responsible for bookings made in addition to this program and therefore please ensure to check the cancellation terms on your other travel arrangements (eg. flights and extra accommodation) when making your bookings.



    'We dive not to escape life but for life not to escape us' 

  • Take me to the reef!

    Dive Medicine 2025 Deposit

    Dive Medicine 2025 Deposit

    Secure your place on the Dive Medicine Seminar in 2025 by paying your deposit now!

    There are limited places available.

    When your position is confirmed, we will send you an information pack and issue you a balance invoice that is due 12 weeks prior to the event.
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    This seminar has been approved for Fellow Credit Hours of CPD in the Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine (FAEEM).

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