Sunday, June 16, 2024

PADI Updates Public Safety Diver Course


PADI has “refreshed and expanded” its public safety diving program.

According to a PADI blog post published this week:

“With this update, the PADI Public Safety Diver course moves out of the “specialty” diver course lists and stands as a distinct program, dedicated to this specialized diving field. The program now includes three courses – Public Safety Diver, Surface Support Specialist and the new Advanced Public Safety Diver. Plus the independent study materials have gone digital, joining the list of PADI eLearning programs.”

PADI Updates Public Safety Diver Course (Image credit: PADI)
Image credit: PADI

The new eLearning materials include the following:

“The eLearning content explains what it takes to become a public safety diver and teaches the learner about the specialized procedures, equipment, scene handling techniques, communications, search and rescue techniques, and documentation procedures for public safety diving. Divers also learn key safety concepts and procedures to apply during the course’s four open water dives that include various training stations and participation in realistic scenarios.”

For more info about the Public Safety Diver, Surface Support Specialist and Advanced Public Safety Diver courses, check out the blog post at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.