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Diver Stress and Rescue

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.This program teaches the skills and concepts required to identify stress, prevent accidents, and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers.

Rescue diver training,
Rescue courses in Auckland

Benefits of completing your Dive Rescue course with Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

  • You do your rescue course in NZ's first Marine Reserve.

  • Our instructor to student ratios maximum of 1:8 ensure you are taught to dive properly and safely

  • You can do your study online

  • This is our head instructor's favorite course to teach, so you'll have blast throughout the course. 


Day 1


  • Course orientation at Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

  • Theory review

  • Pool/confined water sessions

  • Confined water training: Self Rescue, Stress management, First Aid Equipment & procedures, Managing an Emergency, Equipment problems, recognizing rescue situations, Swimming & non swimming assists, panicked diver response, Rescuing an unconscious diver, In-water respiration, First aid procedures for pressure related injuries, Exits/egresses, Equipment removal and Dive accident scenarios.


Day 2

  • Open Water Training Dives. 

  • Rescue Scenarios - Refining the techniques you have learned from day 1, then practicing them with different rescue scenarios, this includes how to plan a search for a missing diver, how to surface an unresponsive diver, how to strip a diver of his equipment while providing him with rescue breaths and how to exit the water with an unconscious diver

  • Rescue Diver certification


Included in the Goat Island Dive & Snorkel Rescue Diver course


  • Diver Stress and Rescue Online Theory pack. 

  • Certification fees

  • Quality and fun instruction

  • Cylinders and weights


Student Prerequisites 


  • Minimum age of 15 years

  • The student diver must have successfully completed a First Aid course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-Primary Care) and basic first aid (Secondary Care) within the past 24 months

  • Willing to set time aside for Self-study preparation (Online Theory work)

  • Be Physically capable to complete this course (if you have any concern about your fitness level, please consult our friendly staff first) 

Note: the date shown below is the start date, you will be booked on to the following day automatically.

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