PADI Public Safety Diver Course

The PADI Public Safety Diver Course is one of those PADI specialty courses that are interesting and fun, yet serious and risky.  It involves special training that allows you to soon work with local authorities and become a part of a diving rescue team, search and recovery groups, and even underwater criminal investigations.

PADI Public Safety Diver Course

Taking the Public Safety Diver course will help develop both your surface and underwater skills. You will learn the basic skills, special procedure, equipment, planning, scene handling, communications, and documentations required in a public safety diving procedure. The course includes both knowledge development and four open water dives.  It includes the following skills and topics:

  • Compass navigation
  • Body movement in water
  • Surface support diver skills
  • Knot-tying
  • Search techniques and patterns
  • Victim recovery
  • Witness handling
  • Rope-pull
  • Victim and self-rescue techniques
  • Public Safety Diver Emergency Response
  • Non-diver victim rescue
  • Witness handling and interviewing
  • Diver stress
  • Communication procedures
  • Specialized Public Safety Diving Equipment
  • First aid and oxygen procedures
  • Rapid response techniques
  • Public safety diver readiness
  • Scene size-up
  • Medical issues
  • Dive supervision skills

PADI Public Safety Diving Course Requisites

To enroll in PADI Public Safety Diving Course, you must be at least 18 years old with a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent.  By the end of the training, you also need to earn your PADI Rescue diver certification or equivalent.  You may also need to present proof of affiliation with Public Safety organization like PADI Dry Suit Diver, Full Face Mask Diver, Black Water Diver, Underwater Navigator Diver, and Search and Recovery Diver.

Public Safety Diving Course Equipment

In addition to your basic scuba equipment, you are going to need a pair of gloves, a dive knife, additional cutting tools, signaling device, at least two scuba tanks, and a personal floatation device for this course.  Your PADI instructor will further inform you what additional gear you need to bring for your Public Safety Diver training.


To view all available PADI Dive courses at Sea Explorers Philippines, see here: PADI Courses Philippines