Public Safety Diver – Open Water Scuba Certification for Public Safety Personnel in Williston, ND, August 12-16, 2019

Join Dive Rescue International and the Williams County Sheriff’s Office for Open Water Scuba Certification specifically designed for Public Safety Personnel.

Williston, North Dakota August 12-16, 2019:

Public Safety Diver is the internationally renowned training program for public safety personnel. Successful completion of the Public Safety Diver program provides basic methods and skills necessary for a Public Safety Diver to scuba dive safely and effectively. This program is presented in the classroom, pool, and open water to allow students to become familiar with techniques prior to open water dives. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation, pool and open water skills, and an end of program comprehensive test.

Topics include:
SURFACE SWIMMING/SNORKELING
SCUBA DIVING
USING THE SCUBA EQUIPMENT
ADAPTING THE BODY TO WATER AND PRESSURE
DEPTH, TIME, AND THE DIVER
THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
THE DIVE OPERATION

BE SURE TO BRING:  All students must bring: US Coast Guard approved PFD with knife and whistle, adequate clothing and protection from the environment 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).

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. 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.

Register at   www.DiveRescueIntl.com

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