Dive Rescue II (Dry Suit Dive and Critical Skills Diver) in Rapid City, South Dakota – June 10-13, 2019

Join Dive Rescue International and the Pennington County Water Rescue Team for a two class series. Classes may be taken individually.

Rapid City, South Dakota

Dry Suit Diver – June 10-11, 2019

Critical Skills Diver – June 11-13, 2019

Dry suit Diving is Dive Rescue International’s renowned two day (16 hour) training program for certified divers and surface support personnel. One of the first steps to preparing for contaminated water or ice diving is learning how to dive in a dry suit. This program is conducted in a classroom, pool and an open water site to allow students to practice their new skills in a controlled environment before the field scenarios. The objectives of the Dry suit Diving program are: to develop the student’s knowledge of dry suits, types of dry suits available, and their maintenance; to develop the student’s ability to perform effectively in a dry suit; and to enable the student to plan, organize and conduct safe operational dives. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation, passing a final written exam and completing in-water skills.

Key training topics and the associated objectives include:
REASONS FOR DIVING IN A DRY SUIT
HISTORY OF DRY SUITS
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF DRY SUITS
PROPER USE OF DRY SUITS

PREREQUISITES All students must be a member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years of age. Students must read and complete a RSTC medical statement prior to attending class. Any diver answering yes to any contraindication must have the form signed by a physician. Diving students must have proof of open water certification. 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 l evel o f 1 3 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.

BE SURE TO BRING All students must bring: US Coast Guard approved P.F.D. with knife and whistle, adequate clothing and protection from the environment (Students are responsible for providing their own Dry Suit), and pen and paper for note-taking and sketching. Diving students must provide their own equipment: Scuba regulator: recently serviced and environmentally protected with alternate air source (i.e.: octopus, Air II, etc.), timing device, depth and submersible pressure gauges, BC with oral/ power inflator, two tanks with current Hydro & VIP, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt and two cutting tools (knife, wire cutters, or trauma shears.)

Critical Skills Diver training prepares Public Safety Divers (PSDs) to appreciate repetitive skills training as a means to improve in-water comfort and competence. PSDs gain muscle memory, stress survival responses, and achieve resistance against many stressors faced while diving. Proper response to key underwater emergencies are examined and practiced. Student skill level evolves through repetition of familiar and unfamiliar challenges. Simply, this course introduces the knowledge and skills that help PSDs to develop the ability to prevent and/or survive a diving emergency.

Key training topics and the associated objectives include:
DIVER LIMITS
STRESS
PANIC
STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
STRESS INOCULATION

BE SURE TO BRING SPECIAL NOTE: Participants are encouraged to use ‘mission ready’ dive rescue gear appropriate to their team or AHJ including: Exposure Protection, Full Face Mask, Buoyancy Control Device, Regulator, Depth Gauge, SPG, Alternate Air Source, Compass, 2 Cutting tools, Weight System, and Fins.
Each student must have access to one full scuba cylinder per pool session.

Registrations at www.diverescueintl.com

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