We train Recreational and Public Safety Divers. The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and DHEC-EMS Division has approved most of our PSD programs.

Our instructors, former and current Law Enforcement Instructors, are well trained, highly experienced, extremely qualified individuals who teach with a clear, descriptive, step by step procedure. They teach techniques, principles, and operational procedures for specific recovery operations. These programs are compatible with existing administrative policies and with legal and political considerations.

We have trained agencies/officers in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and U.S. Naval Base,Guam.

PSD Level 1 Certifications (Non-PSD Diver):
Open Water Scuba Diver: (30 Hrs/6 day course)
This course will teach participant the skills and knowledge required to be a safe and comfortable open water diver.

Advanced Open Water Diver (24 Hrs/3 day course): This course is designed to build on your open water skills and incorporate more advanced scuba techniques such as Wreck Diving, Deep Diving, Night Diving, Buoyancy Control, Diver Rescue Techniques, and much more.

Diving in Contaminated Waters
(SCCJA Course #1913 (10 hrs/1 day course))
The purpose of this course is to provide general guidance and basic procedures for diving in contaminated water.

Divers should have, at a minimum, 15 logged dives in varying environments before PSD Level 2.

PSD Level 2 Certifications (Limited PSD Diving):
Diver Medic (24 hrs/4 day course): The Dive Team Medic is an individual who provides initial/pre-hospital care to dive team members who become ill or injured in the dive setting.

Night Diver/Compass/Mapping (24 hrs/2 day course):
This course is designed to teach the techniques of Night Diving, Compass Navigation and Mapping of Crime Scenes.

Divers should have, at a minimum, 15 additional logged dives before PSD Level 3.


PSD Level 3 Certification (PSD Ready):
Search and Recovery (SCCJA # 1912 (24 Hrs/3 day course)):
Instruction will cover techniques, principals and application of Search and Recovery methods, including planning techniques, organization procedures, problems and hazards of Search and Recovery.

Underwater Criminal Investigation
(SCCJA Course #1234 (40 hrs/4 day course)):
Instruction will cover techniques, principals and application of Underwater Criminal Investigation methods, including planning techniques, organization procedures, problems and hazards of Underwater Crime Investigation.

Upon successful completion of all training, divers will be ready to conduct PSD Operations. The department should conduct “In-Service Training” Monthly

PSD Dive Supervisor (40 hr/7 day course): This course teaches the basics of group control and should be taken by two senior members of the dive team.

PSD Instructor Course
( SCCJA Course # 1235 (40 hrs/7 Day course)): The PSD Instructors Course will cover all areas of Public Safety Diving. Upon successful completion, the PSD instructor will be authorized to instruct all levels of Public Safety Diving (including PSD Assistant Instructor).

PSD Instructor Crossover Course (24 hrs/3 Day course): The PSD Instructors Crossover Course will cover all areas of Public Safety Diving. Upon successful completion, the PSD Instructor will be authorized to instruct all levels of Public Safety Diving including Assistant Instructor.

Contact:
South Carolina Public Safety Divers International
c/o Andrew Capps, International Course Director
1930 Salem Road
Scranton, SC 29591
USA
Phone: (843) 409-1241 or (843) 210-3701
Web: www.pdic-intl.com
Web: www.myspace.com/scpsdi
Email: sc.psdi@yahoo.com