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Fluid Training for a Fluid Environment
We are just a group of motivated men and women first responders who saw where we could help and had the equipment and training to do so. Simply trying to do the right thing for the right reasons. Following that philosophy, it's lead us on amazing adventures, gained some crazy experience and met incredible people. We look forward to meeting you, hearing your stories and learning from your experiences!
Gulf States Dive and Rescue would like to welcome IDEA and IDEA Public Safety professionals to our organization. Officially founded in 2009, we were conceived under a support pillar while hunkered down with the New Orleans Fire Dept during Hurricane Gustave in 2008. But many of us have been together long before that. Several of us were "boots-on-the-flooded-ground" as far back as the May 1995 flooding of >80% of the New Orleans region.
GSDR looks forward to supporting American Owned, Veteran Owned US businesses. Beginning 2023, all recreational dive certifications will be offered through IDEA.
Gulf South made, Louisiana Based, Est. 2009
Gulf State Dive and Rescue
"Fluid training for a fluid environment"
GSDR offers multiple training classes to help get you and your team trained in many water based disciplines.
-Water Safety Elements for the Workplace(c) (GSDR) including:
Water Safety and Survivability for the
Safety Boat Operations for the Work
-Recreational SCUBA Diving (PADI/SDI)
-Public Safety SCUBA Diving (ERDI)
-Response Boat Operations (ERDI)
-Rescue Boat Operator (IRIA)
-Rescue Diver (PADI / SDI)
-Rescue Swimmer (ERDI)
-Swift Water/Flood Rescue Technician
-Quick Rescue Diver (GSDR)
PADI = Professional Association of Dive Instructors
IRIA = International Rescue Instructor Association
ERDI = Emergency Response Diving International
SDI = Scuba Diving International
If you are interested in getting your team or yourself trained, click below, choose and schedule your classes or request to host your own classes.
Part of what we do at GSDR is community programs and even emergency response to disasters (i.e . hurricanes, floods, etc.)
Some recent examples Include:
-Hurricane Florence, Nichols, SC
- Hurricane Harvey, Vidor, TX
- kiDz iN Da poOl (tm)
- Tangipahoa Parish, Residential Flood Rescue Exercise
- St Tammany Parish Sheriffs Department hosted Polar Plunge Fund raiser for the Louisiana Special Olympics
Previous deployment history of our team members include:
Hurricanes: Georges, Danny, Katrina, Rita, Gustave, Ike, Isaac and Harvey as well as search and recovery missions as far back as 2004 for local agencies such as: New Orleans Fire Department, New Orleans Harbor Police, New Orleans, LA EOC and US Navy, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and several more.
If you would like to learn more or help with future or current events please click the "More info" button below!
If we are on a mission that you are currently watching in real time, you may offer assistance by TEXTING
"Mission Assistance - XXXX" (XXXXX = Fuel, food, water, manpower, vessels, resources)
Example: "Mission Assistance- FUEL"
Can you help?
If you can help us help the community please navigate to our "Want to get involved?" page here! or fill out the form to discuss volunteering options!
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US
Gulf States Dive and Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not for profit whose mission it is to help reduce the burden on government in preparation, training and response to flooding and water related emergencies by providing training, equipment and sound judgment based on years of experience working in the field of water rescue and professional marine safety .
Our courses are certification courses back and supported by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Scuba Diving International (SDI) as well as Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) and International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA) Internationally recognized courses meet or exceed the requirements, standards or guidelines set forth by NFPA, FEMA, NIMS, POST, OSHA, ANSI, WRSTC and RSTC (based on the specific course that it applies to).
2004-2017 as Regional Director
Due to consistent work and classes,
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Unavailable for appointments on weekends without prior coordination 504-382-1097
400 Lapalco Blvd. #308
Gretna, Louisiana 70056
1530 Lapalco Blvd Ste 27
Harvey, Louisiana 70058