SSI Stress and Rescue Course | Dive Rutland

Stress and Rescue : SSI

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SSI Stress and Rescue

      SSI Stress and Rescue Course Overview

      Our students tend to describe the SSI Stress and Rescue course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why?

      We will teach you to learn to look beyond yourself, consider the safety and well being of other divers as well as prevent and manage problems in the water, as well as becoming more confident in your skills as a diver knowing that you can help others if needed and avoid poor judgement which is the case of most diver emergencies.

      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 and an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

      The SSI Stress and Rescue course (including Junior rating) is an intensive programme to develop your range of skills in self rescue and the rescue of others. Including:-

      • Self Rescue Review and;
      • Tired Divers
      • Panicked Divers
      • Responding from the shore/boat/dock to a responsive diver
      • A Distressed Diver Underwater
      • A Missing Diver
      • Surfacing an unresponsive diver
      • Unresponsive diver at the surface
      • Exiting the unresponsive diver
      • First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration
      • Response from shore/boat to unresponsive (non-breathing) diver at the surface and in open water:
      • Unresponsive diver underwater - where you will search and locate a missing diver during an accident simulation.
      • Unresponsive diver at the surface - where you will effectively evaluate, tow, in-water rescue breathing, removing equipment, exiting and CPR.

      But obviously fun and lots of laughter as with any of our courses will be involved.  Yes it is a serious subject and skills we hope you never have to use in anger.  But you will look back on this course with fond memories of that we can guarantee you.

      What do I need to be able to start the SSI Stress and Rescue Course?

      • You need to be an Open Water diver
      • Minimum Age: 12 years old
      • Holder of a recognised CPR certification within the last two years to allow you to qualify - no worries if you do not have or hold,  e.g ReAct Right or EFR Primary and Secondary - see Deluxe option.
      • Mask, Snorkel and Computer - The other items needed, things like Drysuit and Baselayers will be provided if you are the holder of a Drysuit Speciality
      • Rescue Pocket Mask

      During your training you will be offered the opportunity to purchase any of these items you do not own, but the Stress and Rescue course is about becoming a confident diver, able to stop issues from occurring, the most confident divers are comfortable in their own equipment. 

      What Will I do on the SSI Stress and Rescue Course?

      • Work through the online e-learning via the SSI App in your own time
      • Work with your instructor and support team you will learn, practise, practise and be stress tested in the Rescue Exercises in confined water over a number of pool sessions;
      • ​Practise the Rescue Exercises in open water, followed by two rescue scenarios;
      • Have fun, lots of laughs as well as work hard

      Our Packages


      • If you hold a First Aid Certification that we can credit towards the pre-requisite first aid element then Standard is for you.

        Deluxe includes:

        • ReAct Right Certification (covers First Aid, AED use and Oxygen administration)

        Any other costs?

        Entrance fees for open water site and personal travel costs.

          What is my next adventure after SSI Stress and Rescue course?

          Gain two specialities and gain the Speciality Diver award or five SSI Specialities and you will be automatically awarded the SSI Master Scuba Diver certification.  Then why not become a professional and become a Dive Guide, then Divemaster and the world as the say is "your oyster"

          Want To Know More?

          Prior to any Diver training course students need to complete a Mandatory Medical Questionaire.

          Please ensure that you have read the Medical Statement and are sure that you will be able to commence any diver training PRIOR to paying as our Training Terms Conditions apply after payment has been made.

          A doctor's confirmation of fitness to dive is required if you answer YES to any medical condition on the Medical Statement.

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          I cannot rate Dive Rutland high enough. Tracey, Bridget and all the team have shown me unending patience and understanding and I have got my open water certification. Thank you to you all for sharing your knowledge and tips. Can't wait to start my next course.

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          We are lucky to have a top notch Dive school on our doorstep in the form of Dive Rutland, My thanks to Bridget my instructor for her endless enthusiasm both in the theory and the practical applications of diving. Then to Tracey again for your skill and excellent support and for putting together a great community of divers who have helped and supported us.

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