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TPD Dive Team

All members of the team are trained in rescue diving and are nationally certified public safety divers. They keep their skills sharp with intense monthly training that requires diving with a blacked out mask to test decision making in zero visibility conditions. Dive skills and knowledge are continually tested by creating high stress situations above and below water to ensure divers are always ready for actual dive operations. They also train to jump out of the police helicopter and to repel down Tampa's bridges for rescue operations. Divers stay physically fit with regular swims across Tampa Bay.