OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATION SPECIFIC TO PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATIONS

Public Safety Diver (PSD)
Duration:  5 days (40 hours)
Recommended for:  Any public safety personnel who respond to sub-surface (scuba) operations

Prerequisites:

  • Member of a public safety agency
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Complete RSTC Medical Statement (including the physician signature, if applicable)
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form

Overview

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 function safely and effectively. Diving personnel are prepared to respond effectively and safely to water incidents. This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open-water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation, pool and open water skills, and an end of program comprehensive test.

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.

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.

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