Public Safety DivingDrysuit OPS

Dry Suit Diving Operations in Emergency Response

The Public Safety DivingDry Suit Ops Course develops the knowledge and skills that are necessary for dry suit diving operations in emergency response diving. Introducing fundamental skills of dry suit diving and other important topics such as; encapsulation, contaminated environments, protecting portable water supplies and decontamination procedures.


  • Who this course is for:

    • A certified Public Safety Diving I diver who has completed their Dry Suit Ops component
    • A certified Public Safety Diving I diver who engages in missions in potentially hazardous water conditions


Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Public Safety Diving 1 or equivalent
    CPR1st or equivalent
    CPROx or equivalent


What you can expect to learn:

  • Environmental factors and hazards, types and features of dry suits, addressing diver insulation, dry suit maintenance, buoyancy controls and managing dry suit emergencies
  • How to begin filling requirements towards enrolling inPublic Safety Diving II training


What’s in it for you and your team?

Controlled training that solidifies diver and tender abilities in the participation of planning and executing dive team operations

Public Safety DivingDry Suit Ops minimum requirements:


  • Demonstrate proper dive planning
  • Dry suit donning and a complete understating of all dry suit functions
  • Dry suit emergency procedures to make sound judgments

Great Dive Shop!

Great Dive Shop, the instructor went out of his way to explain things and he was super patient. My husband has been trying to get me Scuba certified for years and I kept putting it off, but now that I am certified, I really wish I had done it sooner. The process was a lot easier than i thought it would be, and the teacher walked us through everything in a way that was really easy to understand. after I got my certification, my husband and I decided to sign up our two kids (14, 17) and now our whole family is certified.  I would say this place is family friendly and a great place to take classes and buy equipment.

- Bertha, St. Paul, MN


Boy Scouts of America can earn their Scuba Diving Merrit Badge at the MidWest School of Diving in White Bear Lake, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities of MInneapolis and St. Paul.