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Public Safety Diver​

Become one fo the is the highest trained and certified Public Safety Divers in the world.


PADI PSD Diver is a certified:

  • Open Water Diver

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Rescue Diver

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

  • Public Safety Diver




The PADI Public Safety Diving course is designed to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards of public safety diving. The course covers several key topics that include:

  • Introduction to Public Safety Diving

  • Public Safety Diver Readiness

  • Scene Size-Up

  • Medical Considerations

  • Body Movement In Water

  • Specialized Public Safety Diving Equipment

  • Communication Procedures

  • Public Safety diving Basic Search Technique

  • Witness Handling and Interviewing

  • Public Safety Diver Self-Rescue Techniques

  • Public Safety Diver Emergency Response

  • Attempting a Non-Diver Victim Rescue

Water skills include a variety of dive rescue skills as well as team diving roles as primary diver, safety diver, surface support, and dive supervisor. The program uses proven field techniques and both meets and addresses important National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines found in NFPA 1006 and 1670.


To take the course, you need to be an Advanced Open Water diver. Rescue Diver course can be taken in conjunction. 


Private Course Options Available Upon Request

Public Safety Diver

    • Academics
    • Confined Water Dives
    • Open Water Checkout Dives (Boat Charter Fees Not Included)
    • Rescue Tools & Equipment
    • Air/NITROX Cylinders
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