Wilderness Rescue Medicine — Marine

5 days of wilderness rescue training in Marine environments.

Hands-On Practical Training within Marine wilderness & austere environments.

Tamatea/Dusky Sound is one of those mysterious places that many always hope to visit. Perhaps the third most well-known fiord, after Milford and Doubtful, Dusky is a remote wilderness - reachable only by air, sea or an onerous 8-10 day hike.

Fiordland is by far New Zealand’s largest national park, and with its rich and vast history, epic wildlife, incredible kaimoana (seafood), and no shortage of adventures to be had, it’s the most incredible place to head. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, Fiordland National Park is a place where mysteries still abound, from the nocturnal chorus of morepork, weka, kiwi and kaka to waters rich with rock lobster and native penguins. There is much wonder, and the best part? Not a soul in sight beyond your fellow wonderers - well, not the human kind anyway.

The remoteness and moodiness of Fiordland provides those in its awe with a spectacular show of Mother Nature and though the rain and winds are tough at times, it is a privilege to immerse within this landscape and her ever-changing patterns. This is a place that moves you, and where the concept of Kaitiakitanga; ‘guardianship of the land’, comes naturally.

RescueMED's ACEM, ACRRM, AEEM & WMS - accredited course "Wilderness Rescue Medicine" is specifically designed for medical professionals seeking to broaden their skill base and build confidence in providing cutting edge medical care in remote and austere settings. Join us over five days in Tamatea / Dusky Sound, New Zealand and in remote Fiordland aboard 27m expedition vessel M.V. Flightless operated by Pure Salt to complete a Wilderness Rescue Medicine Course. This course has been developed with particular emphasis on the medical presentations likely to be encountered within the marine environment, where you will be exposed to a skill base exploring wilderness medical care all whilst enjoying the deep isolated corners of Tamatea / Dusky Sound. Carving through glassy reflections, listening to the rustle of nearby rainforests and thundering waterfalls far off in the distance.


Whilst this course provides wilderness and remote medical care, do not fret! We are aware that being within this awe inspiring environment may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. RescueMED alongside PureSalt, aim to provide attendees the opportunity to both immerse themselves into their surroundings and the recreational activities on offer, whilst also successfully gaining the learnings that are expected when attending Wilderness Rescue Medicine courses.

With 2 helicopter transfers over Fiordland National Park and all meals included - where can you go wrong.

Come and join us! 


The "Wilderness Rescue Medicine" course provides 31.45 ACEM CPD hours, 31.75 ACRRM CPD hours, and 21.25 AEEM CPD hours in 2024 - with 2025 accreditation pending, for participants seeking to expand their expertise in remote and austere medical care.

Wilderness Rescue Medicine courses are eligible for ACRRM & RACGP Rural Procedural Grants Programmes. 

Procedural GP's can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GP's providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year.

Course Details

Dates: 30 July – 3 August 2025
Price: $6,000 NZD
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