stress & rescue


The Stress / Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to recognize diver stress and how to respond.  Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.


  • Online Training Course,

  • Classroom & Pool Instruction

  • Certification Dives

  • Digital Rescue Certification Card

  • Tanks, Weights, and Belt


  • 15 years old+

  • Open Water Diver

  • Completion of Online course prior to class start date

  • Recommended but not mandatory, First Aid, CPR, O2 & AED provider training.

  • Completion of course forms - if you answer "YES" to any questions on the Medical statement, you MUST have a signed doctor's release before the start of the course

You Will Need

  • Personal Diving Equipment (may be rented): Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, BC, Regulator, Dive Computer

  • Transportation of gear and student

Course Overview

Step 1: Classroom Instruction and Pool Instruction
The class includes classroom and pool sessions.  
CLICK HERE to sign up for Stress / Rescue Diver Digital Learning and get started learning.

Completion of Diver Stress & Rescue digital course MUST be completed prior to the first class

Pool session will be held the second week of class where students will practice rescue scenarios including self rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers and rescuing unresponsive divers.

Step 2: Certification Dives
Students apply scenario and rescue skills learned in the classroom and pool sessions in an Open Water setting.  Students will complete skills and rescue scenarios during a minimum of 3 open water dives over 2 days at one of our certification locations.

Stress & Rescue Diver

Location: Arvada
Class Size: 6
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $380

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Certification Dives (Local)

Location: Local (Coral Sea)
Class Size 6
Dates: May - September
Time: 8am - 3pm
Price: Included

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Certification Dives (Blue Hole, NM)

Location: Blue Hole
Class Size: 16
Dates: October - April
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Price: $65

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Certification Options & Locations

Local (Coral Sea) Join us during the summer months at Coral Key's own private lake, the Coral Sea, less than 5 minutes from our store.

Blue Hole (NM) - Join us during the winter months in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, approximately 5.5 hours from Denver. (Additional $65 to the package price, and you must provide your own transportation, lodging and meals.)

Group Trip - Come join us on one of our instructor lead, exotic diving vacations, offered year around.

Referral Packet - This kit contains everything needed to complete your open water certification dives through another Dive shop at your travel destination.

Additional Information

  • Please understand that scheduling is important and has rippling effects if you change dates. Changing course dates within 10 days prior to the start of the original course will result in a $40 transfer fee, added to your course cost.

  • Blue Hole/winter certification dives requires an additional cost of $65, a minimum of 6 students and does not include transportation, lodging, or meals..

  • For students not holding a current First Aid, CPR & AED provider certification, a “React Right” certification is available Here. Includes First Aid, CPR, O2 provider, and AED training and certification OSHA approved, State & Federal qualification.

Coral Key Scuba & Travel - Stress / Rescue diver course.