SSI Diver Stress & Rescue

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. 

All our training is offered in a maximum group size of 4:1 to assure each student receives ample attention, which creates more than competent, confident divers while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!

Rescue Diver Course Price:

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

The Schedule

The New Wave Stress & Rescue Diver Course 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.

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. Our ex-student rate is 800 THB per dive!

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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