Stress & Rescue Diver

Stress & Rescue Diver

Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur.

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Course Description:


The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and under water. The course runs two - four days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water.

The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.


  • What is stress?
  • Stress in in diving: causes and prevention
  • Detecting and dealing with stress
  • Accident management
  • Skills needed to deal with panic and rescues
  • Conditions that complicate rescues

Price: $179.00*

*Diver Stress and Rescue is a course designed for both experienced and inexperienced divers.  For inexperienced divers (less than 24 dives) there is a pool requirement, which would take place during one of our regularly scheduled pool sessions.  There will be an additional charge of $75.00 for this session.


  • 2 nights of class
  • 1 day, 3 dives
  • certification card



  • Valid CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Age Requirement:

Equipment Requirements

  • Standard dive equipment
  • Wreck reel
  • Lift bag or safety sausage
  • Noise signaling device

Paperwork: (click item to download and print)

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About SSI

Decades of experience have taught us that there are four requirements to serious diving and serious fun. There is a strong correlation between the quality of your training and the amount of fun you will have.

Proper Knowledge

There are certain diving skills that must be learned. With a professional teaching system, you can study the information at your own pace. An instructor is always available for assistance.

Proper Equipment

The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own
set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Annual servicing assures your equipment’s performance and minimizes malfunctions.


Proper Skills

You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills

Proper Experience

While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience and ability increase as you seek out different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures and explore new worlds. That is why SSI’s motto is “Serious Diving, Serious Fun!”