Learn how to select a system appropriate to your environment and get in-depth instruction for the safe planning and management of operations involving surface-supplied air. The Surface Supplied Air Program is taught in a classroom, a pool, and at an open-water site. Program topics include: Use of surface-supplied systems, selecting full-face masks or helmets, tethered diving, underwater communications systems and emergency procedures.
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
- Proof of Dive Rescue I specialist certification
- Students diving in drysuits must submit proof of drysuit training with registration
- Reading and properly completing a RSTC Medical Statement
- 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.