Diver Stress and Rescue

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program 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.

Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Few appointments
Part of the professional training
2 days

If you are aware of potential problems, these can frequently be avoided. The Diver Stress & Rescue program teaches you identify and properly react in emergency situations above and under the water surface.

for intermediates from OWD

few available dates

excl. equipment

part of the professional training

price incl. dives

duration 2 days

“What should I do, if something happens?”

Before you begin taking driving lessons, you first have to complete the first aid course. In the case of diving, you first learn to dive. But what should you do if something happens to your buddy? If a diver is stressed? If somebody chokes or has water in his mask and shoots to the surface? Or is too exhausted to swim back to the shore or boat? etc.

Numerous stress situations can be dealt with before stress turns into panic. However, this needs to be practiced and this is exactly what the DIVER STRESS & RESCUE program is for! This is the level each responsible scuba diver should reach in his training.

Here, the full attention of the student is directed at his dive buddy and at preventing, identifying, and dealing with problems above and below the water surface. The course takes about two to four days and includes theoretical as well as practical training in the pool and open water. In addition, a CPR certification not older than two years is required in order to be certified.

You can also only buy the manual and/or the DVD and not take the entire course, if you only want to inform yourself about the topic stress and rescue.

Content of the course:


Stress during scuba diving – causes & prevention

Identification and dealing with stress

Accident management

Rescue exercises

Conditions complicating rescue

Fun and acquiring new skills are always at the forefront of SSI specialties.

Practical experience is the number one priority, however, intensive theoretical lessons are part of this important program. Therefore, you should have prepared yourself with the help of the HOMESTUDY KIT. This way, you can enjoy your time underwater despite the serious topic. Already after a few exercises you will be a better and more responsible diver.

In addition, you can acquire further skills by combining other specialty programs with DIVER STRESS & RESCUE, such as NAVIGATION or SEARCH AND RECOVERY. The possibilities are endless, as confidence and safety due to the right training enable relaxed and unproblematic dives.

percent reasonable
percent fun
Swimming trunks or swimsuit/bikini, towel, a valid medical certificate, a first aid certificate not older than two years
Yes! This is actually very recommended, as we will then have more time for questions and for diving. You will then take the test on-site.
Yes, if you bring your own equipment.
Usually: 1st day theory, 2nd day exercise dives, 3rd day examination dive
This course is compulsory in order to become a DiveGuide.