PSD Level 1 Certifications
PSD Open Water Diver:
This course will teach participant the skills and knowledge required to be a safe and comfortable Basic PSD Open Water Diver.

PSD Advanced Open Water Diver:
This course is designed to build on your basic psd 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:
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:
Diver Medic: 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:
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:
Search and Recovery:
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:
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 ďIn-Service TrainingĒ Monthly

PSD Dive Supervisor: This course teaches the basics of group control and should be taken by two senior members of the dive team.

PSD Instructor 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:
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.

Additional Services Offered:

SOP Guideline Development: We can design a Standard Operating Procedure Guidelines specifically for your agency based on current standards.

Consulting Service: We will review your training, operational readiness and make recommendations based on current guidelines.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification:
This course is designed to teach you the skills necessary to be certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. This is an ARC certification course.

Where is the training held?
All class sessions will be held at your department and pool sessions around your schedule when required, will be held in your local area. The check out dives will be at varying dive sites and we try to have the check-outs in your area (additional fee).

Want to Host a Course?
If you or your agency would like to host a course and make some money, then give us a call.

We train Recreational and Public Safety Divers. The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards has Accredited/Approved all of our PSD Programs for Law Enforcement In-Service Training 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.

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
Web: www.pdic-intl.com
Web: www.myspace.com/scpsdi
Web: www.geocities.com/sc.psdi/SCPSDI.html
Email: sc.psdi@yahoo.com

*All of our Public Safety Diving Programs have been Accredited/Approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards for In-Service Training.

Other State Accreditation/Certifications pending approval:
California POST Certification
Colorado POST Certification
Idaho POST Certification
Missouri POST Certification
Nevada POST Certification