Stress & Rescue

Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Learn to identify stress, how to prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Earn your SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification today.

Facts and Training Standards

The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program is the best course for learning the skills needed to protect yourself and other divers. You’ll learn how to identify stress, how to prevent accidents and be taught practical techniques to conduct rescues and provide emergency care. With a combination of pool and open water practice sessions, you’ll become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations. Upon completion, you’ll earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 3
Amount of Open Water Dives 3
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 10 - 15 h



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