When determining where to get instruction in water rescue it's important to know that who you learn from has the experience to pass on to the students.
uncertified fly by night agencies who make up their own credentials with fancy certificates, fast talk and little moral value, who will lie to your face, are more common than you may think. Especially in LA and MS. Ask for verification of their credentials from those who back their training. Confirm their experience and the number of classes and students they have actually had.
Our experience includes deployment, flood rescues and response during May 1995 New Orleans flooding, Hurricanes Katrina (LA), Rita(TX), Gustave (LA), Ike (LA), Isaac (LA), Harvey (TX), Florence (SC), Laura (LA) and 2016 flooding in Washington parish along with experience as street paramedics and EMS management during hurricanes Danny, Georges, TS Alison and others.
According to our parent certification agencies, we have had thousands of students certify in various levels of public safety water rescue/response, such as Swift Water/Flood Rescue Technicians. Rescue Boat, Rescue Swimmer and PS SCUBA and Rescue SCUBA,.
The choice should be clear...
Dive and Rescue provides the most experienced, proven and internationally backed
Fluid Training for a Fluid Environment
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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"
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