Public Safety Diver

Public Safety Diver

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.

Get Started

Minimum age for these courses is 21 years plus certification as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent, a minimum of 50 open water scuba dives and current certification in first aid and CPR at the professional rescuer level. Contact your local NAUI Instructor for additional details regarding prerequisites and requirements for this program. To enroll, find a NAUI Training Center or instructor near you by visiting the NAUI Dive Center and Professional Locator.

What’s Next?

Continue your training by becoming a professional member of NAUI. Many PSD teams rely on in-house NAUI Divemasters and Instructors for increased safety and training. Enroll in a NAUI FIT course to learn more about NAUI membership and to evaluate your readiness to join the most elite diver training agency in the world.