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 a world first Marine Reserve.

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

  • Choose from our convenient weekend course schedule

  • You can do your study online


Day 1


  • Course orientation at Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

  • Theory review

  • Pool review

  • 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


  • 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


  • Rescue E-Learning program

  • Your certification

  • Quality 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

  • All students must sit a basic dive medical within the last 12 months. Complete this medical form and see your local physician. Contact Goat Island Dive & Snorkel for information on local physicians if you are from out of town

  • Willing to set time aside for Self-study preparation

  • Your personal fitness is key for this course. The fitter you are, the more you will get out of the course

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