Who should take this course?
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 Adventurerr Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a SSI Sress & Rescue course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Emergency Oxygen Provider (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the SSI Sress & Rescue course.
The SSI Sress & Rescuer 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
How can you start learning now?
Register for SSI Sress & Rescue Online to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program.
Go to your local SSI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.
What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.