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Steel City Scuba is the only shop in the area offering a comprehensive Public Safety Diving Certification that goes above and beyond PADI requirements to provide you with the real life skills you will need to be a Public Safety Diver! 

The Public Safety Diver Course is tailored to your level of experience. You can become a PSD if you are brand new to diving or if you already have certifications. 

At the end of this course, you could have as many as 14 certifications and up to 4 Non PADI Certifications! More Details Below.

Take This Course If You

  • Work in search and rescue

  • Work for or volunteer at a Fire Department

  • Are an EMT or 1st Responder of any sort

  • Work with local authorities

  • Want to be part of a rescue team

  • Want to assist in underwater search and rescue operations  

PADI Public Safety Diver Course Meets

  • NFPA Standards 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications

  • NFPA Standard 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents

  • OSHA 1910 Subpart T: Commercial Diving Operations

    • 1910.410 ​

    • 1910.421 

    • 1910.424


Begin your Public Safety Diver

course today!

Underwater Scuba Diving


Minimum age: 18

Minimum requirements for entry: Open Water & Advanced Open Water

Minimum requirements for PSD Certification: Rescue Diver, PSD required dives

Steel City Scuba recommends the following PADI Certifications

to become a capable Public Safety Diver. 


PADI Certifications

Open Water

Advanced Open Water



Deep Diver


Peak Performance Buoyancy

Wreck Diver

Night Diver

Search and Recovery

Ice Diver

Self Reliant Diver

Full Face Mask 

Surface Support Specialist

Non PADI Classes


Evidence Collection and Preservation

Large Object Recovery 

Moving Water Diving

There are additional courses you may want to consider adding to your PSD total certification

based on your personal preferences and/or location/environment where you will be diving. 


Contact Scott at Steel City Scuba for more information.

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