Fluid Training for a Fluid Environment
Gulf States Dive and Rescue welcomes you to our site.
We offer a number of classes and services to meet the needs of public safety professionals, private and commercial businesses and even educational kids programs for camps and get togethers.
Our Instructors have been vetted by the best! From innovators and professionals that created the first swift water rescue program in the United States in 1979 (Jim Segerstrom) to certified subject matter experts and profesionals behind some of the most respected programs and equipment in the world (Jim LaValley & Bruce Rieger) to public safety dive professionals (legends really) that have driven changes that have made the most impact on the evolution of PS Diver safety and accountability (Mark Phillips and Buck Buchanon).
Our certification classes meet NFPA 1670, 2500 and we have voluntarily followed the standards of internationally recognized training agencies for years while our competitors have basically bragged about there being none to follow. Just because they don't recognize them, doesn't mean they don't exist.
Certification courses have been peer reviewed and backed by some of the most recognized and respected water rescue training agencies in the world including International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA) Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Inc (PSDA) and our recreational SCUBA programs are currently backed by U.S. based, Veteran owned International Diving Educators Association (IDEA). We left PADI after they were taken over by Chinese investors.
Award winning team! Unparalleled experience!
What can we do for you?
GSDR at the Galveston Police Dive Academy with Mark Phillips and Ronny Philips
GSDR at Marathon Oil
New patches are here!!
Water Safety with Jason Momoa
Water Safety with Bruce Willis
Water Safety NCIS: New Orleans
Literally thousands of First Responders trained
GSDR working in the TX EOC after Hurricane Harvey
Illinois National Guard
Water Safety/Stunts with Emma Stone
Over a decade with Iromman brand Triathlons
Check out our NEW PICTURES and CONTENT under "What we do" and "Professional Acknowledgments!! (1/19/23)
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)
IDEA = International Association of Diving Educators
PADI = Professional Association of Dive Instructors
IRIA = International Rescue Instructor Association
ERDI = Emergency Response Diving International
SDI = Scuba Diving International
PSDA= Public Safety Diving Association and Water Rescue Inc
If you are interested in getting your team or you 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, Harvey, Florence and Laura 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"
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).
2023 - Present
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