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Public Safety Diver

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. You'll be introduced to the special procedures, equipment, scene handling, communications and documentation requirements for a public safety diving operation.

If you are interested in this course, you have come to the right place. Our instructors are active Public Safety Divers locally and practice these skills frequently. The best way to take this challenging class is from instructors that work as Public Safety Divers, not just instructors that just teach it to check a box. We are passionate about what we do and would love to share it with you. This course is challenging, but rewarding. Contact us today to talk with us and see if this course is a good fit for you as well as what additional training/equipment you may need. 


Skills you will learn: 

  • Compass navigation

  • Knot tying

  • Search techniques

  • Victim recovery

  • Rope-pull communications

  • Rescue techniques for a distressed Public Safety Diver

  • And more!


  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Rescue Diver prior to end of course

  • At least 18 years old

  • Completed Diver Medical Form

Scuba Public Safety Diver

Course Requirements:

  • Knowledge Development - This will be in the classroom with us as there is no eLearning option for this course. Contact us today to discuss this course.

  • Open Water Dives - This course requires a minimum of 4 dives over at least 2 days. 

Cost: $700/person

     -- This course is offered to students that are members of a public safety dive team only. There must be at least 4 students to offer this course. All required materials are included in this cost.

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