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Stress & Rescue Course

We consider rescue skills to be an essential part of every diver’s education. The SSI Stress & Rescue Course builds confidence by making you comfortable with your ability to assess and handle diving emergencies. Equally as important, Stress & Rescue explains the factors that contribute to diving emergencies, including what causes stress and panic, and how to identify and avoid them all together. Learn what to do to prevent an emergency and keep you and your buddy from getting into trouble. Even if you are comfortable with your ability to keep yourself out of trouble, knowing what to do in an emergency may someday save your life or the life of another diver. The number one response from divers, new and veteran, is that they feel a new sense of confidence after this course.

The course consists of a classroom session Saturday morning, followed by a pool session on Saturday afternoon, and three ocean dives on Sunday. Prior to coming to class, the SSI Digital Stress & Rescue Course work must be completed.

The course fee is $280, this includes your instructor’s time for classroom, pool and ocean dives, access to the SSI Stress & Rescue digital media and SSI registration fees, and digital certification card. The optional plastic certification card is $15. As with all of the diving you do and specialty courses you take, the Stress and Rescue specialty can be added to your Advanced Open Water Diver or Master Diver ratings as you build on your levels of experience!

Prerequisites: You do not need to be current in CPR/First Aid Administration to take the course, but it is required for processing of the certification. Oxygen Provider is not required but highly recommended.

2019 Stress & Rescue Schedule

April 6, 7 (Santa Rosa Pool)
June 22, 23 (Napa Valley College)
August  17, 18 (Napa Valley College)
October 5, 6 (Santa Rosa Pool)
December 7, 8 (Santa Rosa Pool)

Sonoma Coast Divers now offers the full line of First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Admin, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life and more are now running. Please give us a call for more information on these courses.


Classes


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Cost: $ 180.00
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Cost: $ 295.00
This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

Cost: $ 295.00
We consider rescue skills to be an essential part of every diver's education. The SSI Stress & Rescue Course builds confidence by making you comfortable with your ability to assess and handle diving emergencies.

Cost: $ 280.00
Join us for Monterey Fun Dives this June! Boat Dives on Saturday June 15th followed the next day by Shore Dives on June 16th.

Cost: $ 90.00
Join us for Monterey Fun Dives this June! Boat Dives on Saturday June 15th followed the next day by Shore Dives on June 16th.

Cost: $ 45.00
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Cost: $ 35.00
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Join us for Monterey Fun Dives this May! Boat Dives on Saturday May 18th followed the next day by Shore Dives on May 19th.

Cost: $ 45.00

Contact Us

Address:
5702 Commerce Blvd.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: (707) 586-0272
Fax: (707) 586-0164

Hours:
M-F 10am-6pm; SAT 9:30am-5:30pm; *Closed Sunday

Email Address: info@sonomacoastdivers.com