Public Safety Divers are a special breed! Many start as recreational divers, but because of their intense desire to serve their local communities many join local volunteer and paid Public Safety Diver teams to provide emergency, rescue and investigative services to the public.
The NAUI Public Safety Diver program introduces the fundamental skills needed by Public Safety Divers during underwater search, rescue and recovery operations. The NAUI Public Safety Diver course is an entry-level course in public safety diving for current or future members of PSD teams.
This is a continuing education certification course for certified scuba divers who desire knowledge and training in public safety diving. The course emphasizes safety; knowledge; skills; abilities; and risk, incident, and resource management with practical applications. The course is also designed specifically to provide public safety divers with training, knowledge, and skills necessary to assist them during underwater search, rescue, and recovery activities.
Minimum age for these courses is 18 years plus certification as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent, a minimum of 20 open water scuba dives and current certification in first aid and CPR at the professional rescuer level.