SSI Stress and Rescue

SSI Stress and Rescue

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This course teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize 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.

Scuba divers describe the SSI Sress & Rescue course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

(Junior) Advanced Adventurer Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a SSI Diver Stress & Rescue course. You also need proof of current training within 2 years of First Aid and CPR (Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care or React Right). You can complete this training during the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue course.

The SSI Diver Stress & Rescue course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

SSI Stress and Rescue

11,000 THB Per Person

About the course


You will cover in the Stress & Rescue course; ‘What Is Stress?’, ‘Stress In Diving: Causes And Prevention’, ‘Detecting And Dealing With Stress’, ‘Accident Management’, ‘Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues’, ‘Conditions That Complicate Rescues’.

If you do not already hold an SSI React Right or EFR qualification, you will need to acquire this prior to starting this course.

The course will be covered in 3 sections;

  1. Theory
    There will be a video to watch, several knowledge development segments, knowledge reviews & the theory exam.
  2. Rescue exercises
    You will be taught skills that are needed to be performed in the case of any stress and rescue scenarios in calm, shallow, confined water.
  3. Rescue Scenarios
    These will be simulated during an open water dive in a realistic, emergency situation, testing your skills and knowledge that you’ve learned throughout the course.
Rescue course PADI - Koh Phangan Reeefers Dive

Course Includes;

  • 2-4 Days of Instruction

  • Materials and certification from SSI

  • All equipment throughout the course

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on boat days.

  • Free Reefers T-Shirt


  • Must be 12 years of age

  • Must have Open Water Certification in any recognized training organisation
  • Medically fit for diving

  • Students must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR. If not can complete the SSI Re-Act Right Course combined

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