Improve your students' competency and comfort in current diving operations

Current Diving Trainer (CDT)
2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for:
Experienced trainers who want to expand on their department members' skills in preparation for challenging and potentially dangerous current diving operations.  


  • Sponsorship by a public safety agency
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Current Public Safety Scuba Instructor or Dive Rescue 1 Trainer certification
  • Proof of Current Diving certification
Training Schedule & Map
Course Registration
Dive Rescue I Training Program from Dive Rescue International


Successful completion of the Current Diving Trainer (CDT) program provides the Instructor with skills required to improve the students' ability to safely complete complex, challenging and potentially dangerous current diving operations. Instructors will learn to teach their students how to use specialized equipment, anchoring and high line techniques as well as proven search protocols to prepare their teams for various potential current diving scenarios.  Obtaining the CDT certification allows the Instructor to teach the Current Diving program in-house and to mutual aid departments.

Note To Applicants
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.