Train your members to become competent dry suit divers

Dry Suit Diving Trainer (DSDT)
Duration: 
3 days (24 hours)
Recommended for: 
Current Public Safety Scuba Instructors and Dive Rescue 1 Trainers

Prerequisites:

  • Sponsorship by a public safety agency
  • 21 years of age
  • Current Public Safety Scuba Instructor or current Dive Rescue 1 Trainer
  • Proof of current Dry Suit Diving certification
  • 10 Dry Suit dives
  • Current First Aid, EMT or Paramedic certification
  • Current CPR certification
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form

Overview

Without the proper protection from your potentially hazardous diving environment, your rescue/recovery operation may be hindered or even worse, halted. One of the first steps to preparing for contaminated water or ice diving is learning how to dive in a dry suit.  The Dry Suit Diving Trainer program is conducted in a classroom, pool and an open-water site to allow students to practice their new skills in a controlled environment before the field scenarios.
Course Topics

  • Dry Suit History
  • Types of Dry Suits
  • Dry Suit Accessories
  • Proper Sizing and Custom Adjustments
  • Emergency Procedures and Techniques of Dry Suit Diving
  • Cold Water Physiology
  • Repairs, Care and Maintenance
  • Dive Equipment System Integration

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.