SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Course

Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident in your skills as a diver. It’s challenging, yet very rewarding!

1. Theory

Dive in! MySSI is the best scuba diving app to learn to scuba dive. Before you arrive in Lanzarote, complete 6 chapters online and learn all the basic principles of scuba diving. How to use the equipment, safety rules and what to do in an emergency, gaining all the necessary knowledge to become a safe diver. 

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SSI Stress and Rescue Program | Manta Diving Lanzarote

3 training dives

During your 6 confined water dives your instructor will guide you through the basics of setting up equipment, breathing underwater and resolving problems. You will complete these dives in Playa Chica bay surrounded by the fish, your adventure begins!

Over the course of 2 days you will complete 3 training dives in confined and open water, which will give you the ability to deal with distressed, tired, panicking, unconscious and missing divers.


3 Scenarios

Once you are confident with your new rescue skills we will put it all together and perform 3 scenarios. Organising a search to find a “missing” diver and rescuing them! 

This course will really improve your confidence and make you a more competent diver. It is also a prerequisite for Dive Leader and Master Scuba Diver. This certification is valid worldwide and for life. 

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Important information about the Diver Stress and Rescue Course

The Stress and Rescue course will increase your ability to spot problems quickly, also teach you how to act in stressful situations. So that if an emergency happened you would know what to do.

Learn how to prevent & deal with different situations including:

  • Self-rescue techniques. Helping you to deal with typical diving problems better, increasing your self confidence in your diving ability & making you a better buddy.
  • Dealing with tired or panicked divers at the surface & underwater. Recognising & managing stress in other divers.
  • Emergency management & equipment.
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers.
  • Search patterns for missing divers.

Once you are comfortable performing the different exercises your SSI instructor will take you through 3 rescue scenarios. Throughout the scenarios you will use your new skills to find your “missing” buddy!


2 days. 


From 15 years old you can complete the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Program


Good general health, if you can answer no to all the points on this medical that’s perfect! If you can answer a yes on page 1 you will need to complete page 2 and 3 as well. 


Learn to dive in small groups so that you can develop excellent diving skills and maximising your fun in a friendly and safe environment.


Discounts for 2 more people


Free Dive after the course
Equipment Hire
Photos of you Underwater
Manta Diving T-shirt
Diving Insurance for course duration

Questions about the SSI Stress and Rescue Speciality Course

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, handle diving emergencies. During the exercises you will cover:

Self-rescue and diver stress
Emergency oxygen supply systems
Rescue techniques with and without swimming
Equipment and emergency management
Diver response in panic
Underwater problems
Lost diver procedures
Bringing an Unconscious Diver to the Surface
Water rescue breathing protocols
First aid procedures for pressure-related accidents
Diving accident scenarios
Once you are comfortable doing all of these exercises, we will put it together and complete 3 training scenarios.

You can complete the Stress and Rescue Diver course in as quick as 2 days.

Included in our SSI Stress and Rescue course is:

SSI Digital Student Materials

Full equipment rental

3 confined water dives and 3 open water dives

Free dive after the course!

Full instruction from your SSI certified instructor

SSI digital certification card

Small class sizes

SSI Stress and Rescue Diploma

Change of clothes for afterwards

SSI Open Water card or equivalent
Proof of CPR and First Aid training from the last 24 months (unless you are completing the React Right course with us)
Diving insurance (including Personal accident and search and recovery)

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