Public Safety Diver Certification

Public Safety Diver in Full Face Mask

Public safety diving requires special training and the right mindset. In the PADI Public Safety Diver course, you’ll learn the basic skills required to pursue opportunities on a public safety dive team and earn a certification recognized worldwide.

Who this class is for:

  • Those who want to become a public safety diver
  • Those who want to join a team or gain experience in difficult diving scenarios
  • Those who want to give back to their community
  • Those who want to improve their search & recovery skills

Our Public Safety Diving certification class fee includes:

  • Your online learning, tests & one on one instructor review.
  • 2 days of instructor-led training on surface and in open water.
  • Public Safety Diving certification card.
  • Surface Support Specialist certification card
  • Processing fees

What you will learn:

  • Size up and manage an emergency scene
  • Rescue & recover victims
  • Vehicle-related victim rescues
  • Tactile communication techniques using ropes
  • Disorientation drills
  • Conduct an arc search
  • Limited visibility diving
  • Search for missing vehicles underwater


Public Safety Diving certification prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 18
  • Advanced Open Water & Rescue diver certifications
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (Regulators, BCD, Weights, Tanks)
  • 2 different cutting devices, visual & audible signalling devices, rescue breathing mask.
  • (Optional) Dry Suit, Full Face Mask (along with accompanying certifications)

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher.
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution.Satisfactorily complete the online learning course.
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently.
  • Upload a photo to the certifying agency website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time Requirements:

  • 6-8 hours for online learning
  • 2 days of instructor led surface & in-water training

Public Safety Diver Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 2 days of surface & in-water training sessions with a certified instructor, your certification card (C-Card) and the ability to give back to your community in a unique way.