A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner after a diver in his 50s died off Garden Island on Sunday, December 24.
The man was part of a crew of up to four on board a privately owned boat that was about 15km off Garden Island.
About 8.40am, local Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) received a radio call that a diver was receiving CPR on board the boat.
A paramedic from the VMR boarded the private vessel and continued emergency first aid while the boat headed back to the mainland.
The man was taken to Rockingham General Hospital at 10.10am but passed away.