Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver

Diving Courses in Bali

Diver Stress and Rescue

During your Diver Stress and Rescue Course course you will learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. You will learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. You will expand your knowledge about basic problem prevention and accident management skills. During  this course you will learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency state.

This course is the most challenging and more physically demanding than any diving course you have done so far, yet it is most rewarding at the same time. Plus, it is a lot of fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Many participants also are looking forward to become a Dive Professional and this course is a prerequisite for all leadership-level training – Dive Guide, Dive Master and Diving Instructor. The Diver Stress and Rescue Course gives a solid base to which we can build upon. Great Rescue skills are an essential part of a Dive Professional.

The SSI Dive Stress and Rescue Course: how does it work?

The course typically takes 3 days to complete, but is performance-based training, not time-based. First, there are several skills that your instructor will practice with you in an open water environment (self-rescuing skills, buddy assist, buddy rescue, search patterns; in-water rescue breathes). Once you master the skills individually, it will be time to test them in more realistic situations…

You need to learn how to deal with rescue scenarios in realistic open water situations. For this, your instructor will set up two simulated dive emergencies, which you will then manage from start to finish. Needless to say, you will need to employ the skills acquired during your theory and skills practice in order to ensure everyone survives.

The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Course: going through the theory

Southern Dreams Diving Club – Bali, offers the SSI online theory for your Dive Stress and Rescue course. It means you will complete the theory online, at your own pace. Once you are in Candidasa, here, you’ll start your Dive Stress and Rescue training in the water.

What you will learn is :

  • What is stress and how to manage stress in other divers
  • How to manage an emergency
  • How to rescue yourself
  • Conditions that complicate rescues
  • How to rescue panicked and unresponsive diver

Candidates prerequisites:

  • Be 15 years old.
  • Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past twenty four months.

Duration:  three to four days; six open  water dives

Emergency First Responder Course 

The Emergency First Responder – Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the SSI Dive Stress and Rescue course.

The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development, and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management

Duration: 1 day


  • Diver Stress and Recue: 5,900,000 IDR
  • Package Emergency First Response plus Diver Stress and Rescue Course: 7,850,000

The price of the Diver Stress and Rescue course includes:

  • Online didactic materials translated in more than 30 languages
  • Full diving equipment
  • Certification card cost
  • Mineral water, snacks and lunch
  • Transfer to the best dive spots in Bali (land and sea)
  • Marine park fees
  • Porters and tax

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