identify and operate in polluted water

Haz-Mat Diving (HMD)
Duration:  3 days (24 hours)
Recommended for:  Certified divers and surface support personnel


  • Member of a public safety agency
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Diving Students: Proof of Dive Rescue 1, Dry Suit, and Full Face Mask certifications
  • Complete RSTC Medical Statement (including physician signature, if applicable)
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form


Contaminated water causes additional hazards and could possibly even stop your rescue/recovery operations. Almost all water is contaminated, and your team needs to be able to identify and operate in polluted water. During the Hazmat Diving Training Program, team members learn to operate in a safe,cost effective and proactive manner. Topics include: recognizing potential contaminants and hazards, medical considerations, operational planning, equipment selections and maintenance, considerations for diving systems, special diving techniques, protection for surface and decontamination personnel and decontamination procedures for diving personnel and equipment.

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.