This first level Emergency Response Diving Course is designed to give the certified open water diver, or open water certified public safety diver, the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of an OSHA and NFPA compliant public safety dive team in both the diver and tender roles. After successful completion, students will be certified by Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI).
The ERD II Course furthers the public safety diver’s knowledge and advances skill sets for emergency response diving. The ERD II Course will examine lifting techniques, encapsulation, a victim’s death, as well as, physiological changes a submerged body undergoes, mechanics of drowning, handling of remains, environmental issues, full face mask and dry suit use.
The ERDI Full Face Mask Course provides the skills and knowledge for the ERD diver to utilize full-face masks for emergency response diving.
Whether you're trying scuba for the first time, becoming a certified diver, adding to your diving abilities, or becoming a dive professional, Scuba Diving International, SDI, has the course that is right for you.
Open Water Scuba Diver- $450, $600 w/basic equipment package(mask, snorkel, fins, boots)
Advanced Adventure- $250
Rescue Diver- $300
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The ERDI Surface Ice Rescue Ops Component is a one day course designed to develop the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively conduct a surface ice rescue operation for public safety professionals.
The ERDI Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course is a 2-day program designed to provide information and hands-on training to students/team members who may be called upon to respond to a swift water or flooding incident. It exceeds NFPA standards 1006 and 1670.
The ERDI Rescue Swimmer 1 program is a 1 day course designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a surface water rescue for a distressed/panicked individual in the water. It will discuss equipment selection, rescue techniques, scene size up, incident command,and medical considerations. The objective of this course is to train entry level rescue swimmers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of surface water rescue in emergency response diving. The program exceeds NFPA 1006 and 1670 standards.
The ERD Tender Course trains team personnel to properly line tend and participate within the public safety dive team in a non-diving roll. The ERD Tender role is so critical to the success of the mission and the team, some teams utilize their most experienced diver to fulfill the role.
The ERDI Tender course can be taught in conjunction with the ERD I course. While the ERDI Tender Course is a non-diving course; the tender student should have a working knowledge of diving physics, physiology, techniques and equipment.
The Public Safety Dry Suit Diver course covers the skills necessary for using dry suits as a public safety diver. It introduces students to the fundamentals of dry suit diving including dry suit selection and maintenance, undergarment selection, buoyancy control, and managing dry suit emergencies. It also covers the importance of full encapsulation and decon for public safety divers.