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 five in total (1 classroom, 2 pool, and and 2 open water days)


The Class will take place at the Shop in Brookline, the pool work will be held at the Brookline Pool 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: $595 total- $595 per person 3 People: $1600 total – $533.33 per person
2 People: $1070 total – $535 per person 4 People: $2100 total – $525 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!

All of our course scheduling and signups happen through our training department who can be reached HERE. They 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 them 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, we suggest making plans to carry all of that gear along with you.

*We require that students have their own specialty-specific gear for several of our courses. This equipment is necessary for the type of diving that you will be embarking upon during, and post certification. Please refer to the prerequisites section below for a list of the gear you will need to own for this course. We offer a 10% discount to all of our students who purchase this equipment through us as well as our famed 60 day return policy that will ensure that you are happy with everything that you buy. We appreciate your support of your local dive shop, which allows us to continue operations and offer the services that we do today****

If you need to rent any gear other than that listed in the prerequisites, you can do so with us below! For anything else check out the our rental page


  • Students must be 15 years or older.
  • This course is 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.
  • Two days of rescue simulation in Open Water.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor
  • Agency approved on-line course work.

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