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PADI Basic Public Safety Diver Course Offerings

May 9-12, 2024

July 11-14, 2024

September 12-15, 2024

November 14-17, 2024

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew

1800 Crescent Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664, USA

PADI Advanced Public Safety Diver Course Offerings

April 12-15, 2024

June 14-17, 2024

August 16-19, 2024

October 18-21, 2024

December 20-22, 2024

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew

1800 Crescent Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664, USA

PADI Public Safety Diver Course

The Public Safety Diver Course is designed to improve your underwater skills for public safety diving. This course involves a classroom component, a skills component, a training component, and most importantly a scenario component.  The course will push your knowledge and skills learned in prior classes to the limit. This is a perfect course for anyone who dives for a public safety entity.

You must attend each day of training during the course cycle to be certified as a PADI Public Safety Diver.


  • You must be a member of a Public Safety Dive Team

  • A letter of recommendation/good standing from your dive team leader

  • Rescue Diver certification (certification from another recognized training organization will be honored)

  • Current CPR/BLS certificate

  • Public Safety Diver and CPR/BLS have the first day of training a classroom day.

  • PADI’s Public Safety Diver has the highest prerequisites in the business and there is a reason for this.



  • TBD


  • TARS Members - $450.00 - Members use Coupon Code TNARS-PPSD when registering

  • Associate Members - $500.00

  • Non-Members - $550.00 



This course will be certified through PADI and c-cards will be provided.



This is a partnership class and all registrations will go through the instructor and PADI. CPR/BLS can be added to any training session. Call instructor for details or visit


To register for this class please contact Dale DeBoer with the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew at or via phone at (423)943-6692.


All classes will be held at the location listed above and there is limited bunk space available at the department and it is available on a first come first served basis. The instructor can also travel to your department on a case-by-case basis if there are specific training dates you would like to book. Please contact the instructor directly for more details.

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