ERDI News

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How to Search and Recover Under the Ice

The truth about ice diving operations is that they are very similar to standard public safety dives, with the addition of problematic factors.

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Not Just a Day at the Beach

No matter what type of diving you’re going to do, plan appropriately – especially in colder environments.

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Public Safety Diving and OSHA, Are We Exempt? Final Answer.

There are 91 pages in the OSHA diving directive that address diving standards and we concentrated on one paragraph that is in the Appendix. Is it any wonder we missed something?

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PSD Leadership and Training

What happens when the old hats take over? Does this mean that once you become the boss the busy work goes away?

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Drifting into Enemy Waters

When the Samara sank, that is where our focus was, finding survivors! The seas were rough. We were in a bad storm, all of the repairs that we had made were coming apart beneath us, and we did not even think to check on them. We were trying to save our shipmates in the water.

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Diving Dangerous Waters

No matter how much training has taken place beforehand, there are always hazards that public safety divers can potentially encounter. One of the worst hazards to deal with is being in a confined space.

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SDI vs. TDI vs. ERDI – What’s the difference in the diving courses?

We get questioned a lot on what the difference is between SDI, TDI and ERDI courses, so we decided to put it out there where it’s easy for everyone to find when they start doing research.

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How Altitude Affects Public Safety Diving

When a public safety dive team is called to perform tasks at altitude, altitude factors associated with dive planning and profiles must be considered.

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Getting the Most Out of Your PSD Tax Dollars

In addition to buying really cool dive gear, this method will introduce you to some of the most incredible people along the way. Fortunately, there is no shortage of crazy smart, talented, and dedicated individuals in the dive industry.

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4 Things to Know Before Your First ERDI Class

First, it’s important to realize that this is not going to be like any other scuba diving course you have taken. ERDI courses are designed to save lives, recover bodies and sensitive crime scene evidence, and place divers in hazardous environments.