Stress & Rescue

Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Join the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program and learn how to help yourself and other divers stay safe.

Earn this essential specialty certification today!

Facts and Training Standards

The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue specialty program teaches you the skills you need to protect yourself and other divers.

You will 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 will become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations.

Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 12
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 3
Amount of Open Water Dives 3
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft

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Become a Professional

Continue your career by becoming a Divemaster and qualify further as an Assistant Instructor. Alternatively, combine your training by joining an Assistant Instructor and Instructor Training Course (ITC) to graduate as an Open Water Instructor now.

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For over 50 years, we have provided the ultimate training experience for millions of certified divers in every training category. We hold the internationally acclaimed ISO certification and play an active role in setting industry minimum training standards.

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