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ERD Dry Suit Ops

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

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • ERD 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 in ERD 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

ERD Dry 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


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • 690 Radford Street
    Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
  • Text/Call: (540) 315-1020
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  • Hours: Mon - Thu  |  11:30 - 5:30
                 or by appointment