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SSI Stress & Rescue

Diving is a sport and is great fun but like skiing or climbing there are also potential dangers involved and it is important you train for unexpected emergencies.

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognise and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Students must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 3 minimum
  • Open Water Dives: 3
  • Maximum Training Depth: 30 meters 
  • Suggested Duration: 10 - 15 hours

You will be sent an E-mail allowing access to the SSI online academics you can use a computer or any digital device to login, update your profile and start the learning process. The multimedia academics with videos and multiple choice questions keep learning fun and ensure you are perfectly prepared for your water sessions. 

During a minimum of 3 pool sessions you will learn to take care of both yourself and your dive buddy! Perhaps the most challenging and rewarding of the speciality courses, the Stress and Rescue Speciality gives you the readiness to help in diving-related emergencies. 

1 day in Open Water will give you the chance to put your skill to the test in the real environment with full open water kit, following that your instructional team will recreate some action packed life like scenarios to ensure you are read to act when the time comes. 

This is the one required speciality in order to reach the coveted Master Diver and Dive Guide certifications. 

All Sessions are followed with thorough debriefing and discussion about your performance helping you learn. On successful completion you will be issued with a digital recognition rating (Via MySSI App).

You will need to have a current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR and O2 provider to be certified for this program. 

As with all Seastyle Diving Programs

  • Certification lasts for life
  • All Pool fees are included
  • All Air fills are included
  • Instructor time is included


You must fill out or medical questionnaire inside the training records (any questions answered 'Yes' require doctor sign off Fit To Dive) 

Pool sessions are held on Tuesday evening's and start at 7pm

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