Get Stress & Rescue Certified - Scuba Instruction

Scuba, Freediving and Professional Diving


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Stress is a natural response to fear, threats, anxiety, and is a major factor in diving accidents. Recognizing the signs of stress is important to prevent potential incidents, and handle accidents that may they arise. In this course, you learn how to recognize the signs of stress, how to prevent potentially dangerous situations, and how to properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. This is a three days course that combines two classroom sessions, one pool session and 3 dives to train and teach you how to deal with accidents in and out of the water. In this course, you will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to help and assist those in need.

At Divers Direct, you'll learn:

  • What is stress
  • What causes and how to prevent stress
  • How to detect and deal with stress
  • Accident management
  • Skills to deal with panic and rescues
  • Conditions which could complicate rescues in order to prevent accidents

After demonstrating your newly learned skills in the SSI Stress and Rescue Course and passing the exam, you will earn your Stress and Rescue certification that allows you to deal with accidents in and out of the water, and help divers, may any incident arise. Congratulations, you just earned your credentials to help divers in need throughout the world.


PADI and SSI Diving Agencies

Divers Direct connects you to PADI and SSI instructors. Both agencies teach you the same material and are globally known. You can start with one agency and cross to another one, or you can continue to collect certification from different agencies. Many of our instructors are certified in at least two different agencies!

What's the difference?

PADI offers you two option to pick from: classroom and e-learning. In the classroom version, your tuition includes your PADI Open Water book. The e-learning provides you with all the material online, meaning you can study it from anywhere you want.

SSI only offers e-learning. However, as a trial, SSI provides you with the first three chapters of Try Scuba, Scuba Diver, Try Freediving, SSI Mission Deep Blue, Snorkeling and Various Courses FOR FREE when you download the MySSI app (Android and iOS).


Options

    PADI Stress & Rescue Course

  • Classroom: $460

SSI Stress & Rescue Course

  • E-Learning: $400

*Price Includes: digital course material, rental scuba gear**, C-card, pool sessions and boat trip(s) (if applicable).

**Students are responsible for their own mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit (optional), and surface buoy marker. Once you sign up for a class you’ll receive 10% off any gear you buy during your class.

Classroom

  • Interact with an instructor
  • Learn with other students
  • Meet future dive buddies

E-Learning

  • Flexible schedule
  • Learn from anywhere
  • Review modules before getting certified
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