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Reef Encounter is a leading SSI Dive Training Facility and our Rescue Instructors are all experienced Dive Professional Trainers, ensuring you get the most out of your course and your diving holiday. All training is done from Reef Encounter, cutting out the need to travel to classroom and pool facilities.

The course entails both in-water training and academic theory sessions. You will be required to read an SSI Stress and Rescue manual and sit a multiple choice exam.

Your course covers:

  • What Is Stress?
  • Stress In Diving: Causes And Prevention
  • Detecting And Dealing With Stress 
  • Accident Management
  • Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
  • Conditions That Complicate Rescues

How long does it take and what’s included?

An SSI Stress and Rescue Course onboard Reef Encounter takes 4 days (3 nights) to complete. Included in your Reef Encounter Stress and Rescue package is a First Aid and CPR Course, which takes one day on land in Cairns to complete and can be booked through our office – As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate.

On a Stress and Rescue Course trip you may complete up to 14 dives, including both training dives and fun day/night dives. Food, accommodation, scuba equipment hire and tuition are all included in your trip and provided onboard M.V. Reef Encounter – Our premier choice dive boat!

Food, accommodation, scuba equipment hire and tuition are included in your trip and provided onboard M.V. Reef Encounter – Our premier choice dive boat! Optional extras are wetsuits and dive torches if you require them, which are available for hire onboard. Prescription lens masks are also available for hire.

An SSI dive qualification is internationally recognised and can be used anywhere around the world. For more information about SSI dive courses and about the difference between SSI and PADI, see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.

For further information about other Reef Encounter Specialty Courses on offer, or becoming an SSI Dive Master or SSI Dive Control Specialist, email us at info@reefencounter.com.au or call us on +61 7 4051 5777.