Public Safety Diving

If you have the opportunity to work with local authorities and be part of a scuba diving rescue team, or conduct search and recovery dives, and maybe even underwater criminal investigations, this is the course for you. Although public safety diving can be a fun and exciting adventure, it’s serious and requires special training. The PADI Public Safety Diver Specialty course gives you a solid foundation to build upon and teaches you both surface and underwater skills that you may need on the job.

In this course you will be introduced to the special procedures, equipment, scene handling, communications and documentation requirements for a public safety diving operation. During four open water dives you’ll practice compass navigation, knot tying, arc search techniques, victim recovery, rope-pull communications and rescue techniques for a distressed public safety diver, plus plenty more.

Diver Prerequisites:
• Certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 18 years old
• Affiliated with a Public Safety team (law enforcement, fire fighting, paramedic, EMT, dive rescue team, etc.)
• Earn PADI Rescue Diver certification before completion of Public Safety Diver course