• PADI - Public Safety Diver Surface Support

PADI - Public Safety Diver Surface Support

This course is designed to be taught in conjunction with the PADI Public Safety Diver course and will allow the student to participate in their role as a PSD Surface Support Specialist.

Course Type: Continuing Education

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About The PADI Public Safety Diver Course

This course is designed to be taught in conjunction with the PADI Public Safety Diver course and will allow the student to participate in their role as a PSD Surface Support Specialist. The PSD Surface Support Specialist plays a vital role on a Public Safety Dive Team. The divers’ wellbeing, the team’s effectiveness and the mission’s success all hinges on their ability to do their job. With this in mind, it is imperative that the Public Safety Diver Surface Support Specialist obtain a solid foundation in Public Safety Diving.

This course can also be taught separately from the Public Safety Diver course if necessary.

What Your Learn

The fun part is the challenge of working as a team to accomplish a common goal and then the excitement when the goal has been accomplished and the team has safely recovered the target. And finally, the realisation that you were an integral part of that dive operation!

Take This Course If You Want To

  • Become a public safety diver
  • Join a team or gain experience
  • Serve your community
  • ​​Improve your search and recovery skills

Learn How To

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
  • How to interview witnesses
  • How to document the dive operation
  • And most importantly how to keep your entire dive team safe

Next Steps

UK DIving

Independant Study

Step 1 - PADI eLearning®

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.

  • eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours




UK DIving

At The Uk Diving Academy

Step 2 - With Your Instructor

During four open water dives you’ll learn rope-pull signals, conduct arc searches, use cutting tools and practice self-rescue. You’ll also participate in realistic public safety diving scenarios such as underwater body recovery.

  • Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification) 
  • Total time commitment: 2-4 days
  • Minimum age: 18


More Information

PADI Public Safety Diver Course Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI PSD Surface Support Specialist course, you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • An Emergency First Responder or have the equivalent certification from another agency
  • You do NOT have to be a diver to take this course
Course Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.?

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

The Scuba Gear You Will Use During Your Course

We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:

  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Weight System & Weights
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins

During your course, we will include rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.

What's Included
  • Course Tuition
  • PADI eLearning
  • Equipment hire
  • Air Fills in the pool.
  • PADI eCertification Card 
Additional Costs

  • Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day
  • Transportation (for you and your equipment) - (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)
  • Subsequent air fills on open water dives payable directly to site
After This Course

In the Advanced Public Safety Diver course, you’ll learn how to search for a missing vehicle underwater, perform vehicle-related victim rescue and practice marking and recovering evidence.

Completing the PADI Dry Suit Diver and Full Face Mask Diver courses may also help you be better prepared. Every PADI Specialty you earn gets you one step closer to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver™. Only 2 percent of divers ever achieve this elite rating.

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