PADI Public Safety Diver

PADI Public Safety Diver

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If you have the opportunity to work with local authorities and be part of an underwater rescue team, conduct search and recovery dives, or even participate in underwater criminal investigations, this is the course for you.


The PADI Public Safety Diver course is a highly professional and authoritative program that provides specialized training for divers who wish to engage in the field of public safety. This course aims to provide a solid foundation of technical and theoretical skills for divers who intend to carry out activities such as search and recovery, search and rescue, underwater investigations, or other public safety operations. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is a globally recognized organization in diver training, offering high-quality programs and high standards. Therefore, the PADI Public Safety Diver course is highly respected and reputable in the diving industry.

Academic Path:

During the course, participants will learn the necessary skills to perform safety activities responsibly and effectively. Detailed instruction will be provided on risk management, emergency procedures, the use of specialized equipment, and advanced diving techniques. Additionally, participants will gain a solid understanding of safety standards and guidelines specific to underwater public safety operations. Four open water dives will be conducted to practice compass navigation, knot tying, arc search techniques, victim recovery, line communications, and techniques for a distressed public safety diver.

Equipment you will use:

In addition to your basic equipment, it is recommended to have gloves, a dive knife, and another cutting tool, as well as at least two cylinders. Additional technical equipment may be advised at the discretion of the PADI instructor.

Required prerequisites:

To enroll in the Public Safety Diver course, you must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and be at least 18 years old. Additionally, you must have completed your PADI Rescue Diver certification before the end of the course.

Certification awarded:

At the end of the course, participants will receive the PADI Public Safety Diver certification, which attests to their competence in the field of underwater public safety.

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