SSI Diver Stress & Rescue

Recue Diver Course Koh TaoDevelop your personal confidence as a diver and learn how to deal with divers and snorkellers in distress.

What is the Rescue Diver Course?

The SSI Stress & Rescue Course is one of the most fun courses you undertake.
It increases your confidence and diving ability well beyond the level you are currently at while teaching you how to assist with diver situations as and when they occur....

If you have competed a First Aid Course within the previous 2 years then you may not need to do the React Right Program, which will save you 4,000 THB. 

The course is available to anyone certified Open Water or more and aged 12 years and older with basic swimming ability that is medically fit, or else has a doctors approval for diving. If unsure we can easily get this done here on Koh Tao for 250 THB.  

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What's included in the Stress & Rescue Diver program?

Diving requires a number of things to be done correctly, and everything you need is included. There are no hidden costs. 

  • Includes insurance
  • Includes all equipment rental
  • Digital Certification
  • 3 Skill development session
  • Rental Digital Materials
  • Qualified & Experienced Instructors
  • Worldwide recognition
  • 5 Open Water Dives

Dive Your Way!

All instruction takes place in our Beach Bar and Restaurant unless otherwise requested, and in a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 Instructor.

If smaller instruction is desired, please request this by email and we are happy to arrange - we often have people enjoying their honeymoon on Koh Tao who would prefer a more personalized trip.

Likewise, we often get divers that are a bit nervous and would sooner be in smaller groups.

Whatever the reason - no problem!!! Simply let us know and we can help you out! 

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The Schedule

The New Wave Stress & Rescue Diver Course on Koh Tao usually takes 3.5 days, with a schedule that normally looks like so;

Day 1 14:00 - 18:00 Course Orientation & Paperwork & React Right
Day 2 09:00 - 11:30 Rescue Theory
12:45 - 17:30 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 3 09:00 - 11:45 Rescue Theory
12:45 - 17:30 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 4 06:00 - 10:30 Rescue Scenarios (you're in charge)

Please read below to see information regarding each of these dives;EFR

Day 1

Upon arrival we shall collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop, and help you getting to your accommodation, and then start your first aid program if needed. 

Day 2

The morning is used for covering the Rescue Diver theory with your instructor. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some shallow water training exercises, where you will deal with panicked snorkellers, divers, and more...

Day 3

Again the morning is used for the Rescue Diving theory, and the Rescue Dive Exam. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some training scenarios as well as your "Hell Dive" - a dive where everything that can go wrong will go wrong!

Day 4

The timing on this training session can vary between morning or afternoon depending on the individual. During this session you will assume the position of responsibility on the boat, dealing with all scenarios as they arise to test your retention of the past few days.

Rescue Diver Course Price:

4,000 THB (First Aid) + 10,000 THB (Rescue Course)

How to proceed?

There's 2 simple options - the first, follow the book now links and all will be straightforward. You will be taken to Paypal to place a deposit, after which you will receive an email confirmation of your booking, usually within 10 hours. We start courses every day, so don't worry about the start date!

We understand planning holidays is hard, and if you're like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to arrange every single detail. For this reason we offer a 100% refund policy on all cancellations within 12 hours and you can keep the course materials.

Alternatively, send us an email and see what we can do to help.

Perhaps timings or commitments make the above schedule not possible...

No worries - simply tell us what's on your mind and we will do whatever we can!

What's Next?

After becoming certified as a Stress & Rescue Diver, there are a few main routes to continue. Firstly, you may decide to Fun Dive with us. All ex-students receive a 20% discount from certified dives. 

Or perhaps you wish to expand upon your abilities, which is offered through specialties. The most popular being the Deep Diver Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, the Wreck Diver Specialty, which allows you explore the inside of wrecks, and Enriched Air Nitrox, which allows you to dive on Nitrox all over the world and extend your dive times. 

Or perhaps you are thinking to get a career in diving, in which case the next step would be to continue your training with the Divemaster course.

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