Project Description

We are Boston's premier diving education center for Stress & Rescue Diving Classes and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:


Accidents happen. There is very little getting around it. Even with scuba diving as safe as it is today things can still go wrong. The important part is that you have the skills and knowledge to react accordingly for a much higher chance of a positive outcome. Our Stress & Rescue Diver Course is designed to better prepare an open water or advanced open water diver for an emergency and will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to assist in the rescue of another diver… maybe your buddy. It also teaches you techniques to efficiently help yourself in panic situations while in the aquatic environment.

In order to complete your rescue certification you must have completed a First Aid, CPR & O2 class within the last two years.

*Note* This course only runs from May - October.
After checking the schedule check the other tabs to get some information on what to do before class. Once you've paid you'll have access to the what to do before class form which is a great overview to prepare for class.  Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren't answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we'll do our best to help!

Before Class

Note- All the paperwork you'll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before class there is a bit of paperwork you'll have to fill out. The most important piece is the medical, which can be printed out and brought to your first classroom session.

Risk Awareness Videos

There are a couple of forms that can be done ahead of time. Most important is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer "YES" to any of the questions. If so no big deal - you'll just need to get a doctors' sign-off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors' note is in the same file as the medical - Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer "YES" to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors' note BEFORE getting in the pool.


Before Class you will also have to complete some online training. The online training is going to be done through SSI on their website. Within 36 hours of filling out the pre-class form you should receive a log-in and be registered for the stress and rescue online training. If you are not, please don't hesitate to call or email the shop.


Check out the schedule below and make sure you're able to make it to all the sessions! There should be four in total (1 classroom, 2 pool, and an open water)


The Class will take place at the Shop in Brookline, the pool work will be held at BU's Walter Brown Arena and the open water session will be dependent on weather. A couple of the popular ones can be found in the directions page.

Private Courses

If you can't make it to our regularly scheduled class you're more than welcome to sign up for a Private!

Private Pricing:

1 person: $560 total- $560 per person 3 People: $1500 total - $500 per person
2 People: $1060 total - $530 per person 4 People: $1840 total - $460 per person


Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you'll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You'll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!

You'll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send Kim an email directly at



What to do before class

Equipment & Gear Rentals

The Stress and Rescue course has an in-water portion that requires a full set of gear. If you have your own gear then you should make plans to carry all of that gear along with you. If you need to rent any gear from us you can do that below! - Don't worry about renting for the pool sessions, just let us know and we can pack gear for you! For anything else check out the our rental page

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  • 15 Years or older.
  • Only available for certified divers.
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off if necessary.
  • Student must provide their own Mask Fins and Snorkel. All other equipment can be rented.

What's Included:

  • One class session.
  • One session in the pool reviewing rescue procedures.
  • One day of rescue simulation in Open Water.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor
  • Agency approved on-line course work.

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