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PADI Public Safety Diver

This advanced Public Safety Diver (PSD) Rescue course specifically focuses on teaching the Public Safety Diver basic through advanced PSD dive rescue skills.

Topic Covered:

  • Self-Rescue Skills
  • Diver Stress
  • Diving First Aid and O2 Procedures
  • Rapid Response Techniques
  • PSD Assessment
  • Cold-water Near Drowning Emergencies and Response
  • Rescue Readiness
  • Managing an Emergency
  • Equipment Considerations and Familiarization
  • Rescue Procedures
  • Egress
  • Underwater Emergencies
  • Search Patterns
  • Family and Media Communication Skills
  • Vehicle/Victim Rescue


  • Total course hours: 32 hours
  • Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response


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