Public Safety Diver Survival - Technical Series
Prepare to survive your next life threatening diving situation by inoculating yourself against panic and stress. This program is designed to improve and elicit automatic responses in survival situations. Participants learn techniques to minimize the negative effects of emotional and physiological stress based on research of public safety scuba injuries and deaths over several decades.
Duration - 1.5 days (12 hours)
Recommended for - certified divers and surface support personnel
- Member of a public safety agency
- At least 18 years of age
- Proof of Dive Rescue I specialist certification
- Students diving in dry suits must submit proof of dry suit training with registration
- Reading and properly completing RSTC Medical form
This program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET (Metabolic Equivalents) or greater. Participants with aerobic fitness questions or concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.
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