Bo Tibbetts Instructor

Bo Tibbetts throwing throw-bag

Certifying Agencies

  • American Canadian Underwater Certifications: Open Water Instructors #1607US
  • National Associations of Underwater Instructors: Instructor #49256
  • Lifeguard Systems –Public Safety Diving Instructor: Instructor #67
  • National Associations of Underwater Instructors: CPR, First Aid, O2, AED, Blood Born Pathogens Instructor
  • American Canoe Association- Swiftwater Instructor # 299093526
  • ERDI Public Safety Diving Instructor – # 16061
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Instructor Trainer – #16061


2004- Joined Mesa County Search and Rescue Dive Team- Volunteer Basis

2005- Training officer for Mesa County Dive Rescue Team

2006- Vice-commander of Mesa County Dive Rescue Team

2006- Swift water Awareness Course- Completed Rescue 3

2007- Ropes Course Trained- Rescue 3 Completed

2007- Commander of Mesa County Dive Rescue Team

2006- Formed Public Safety Dive Supply, Equipping and Training PSD teams

2007- Hosted LGS. Homicidal Drowning Investigations Course

2007- Hosted LGS Rapid Deployment SARR training event

2007- Rescue 3 Swift Water Technician Course- Completed/Certified

2007- Rapid Deployment SARR certified diver

2007- Black water dive certified

2007- Confined Space certified

2007- Completed Instructor training with Lifeguard Systems, Instructor Rated

2007- Instructor for American Canadian Underwater Certifications

2008- Instructor for National Associations of Underwater Instructors:

2008- Formed Public Safety Dive Supply/ Services, LLC

2008- OTS- Interspiro Full Face Mask Repair- Certified Technician MKII

2008- Professional Cylinder Inspectors- Certified Visual Cylinder Inspector

2008- Ocean Reef Full Face Mask – repair technician certified

2008- Dry Suit Repair Specialist Whites Dry Suits Canada

2008- Fill Station Instructor- Filling cylinders with compressed gases.

2009- Training Officer – National Park Service Underwater Recovery Unit

2009-Passed Blue card test and joined the National Park Service Dive Team as an NPS diver

Work with Colorado  P.O.S.T. developed a Drowning Investigations program, Rapid Diver Deployment, underwater crime scene investigations, and the Public Safety Diver Phase 1 program approved with P.O.S.T. Colorado and Utah

2009- Surface Ice Rescue Instructor Level 1 and Level 2

2009- Swift Water Instructor

2010- Swift Water Instructor for ACA- American Canoe Association

2010- Completed DOIMOC (Dept. of Interior Motor Boat Operations) certification course for National Park Service

2010-Completed 40 hour National Park Service Dive Program – Public Safety and Scientific Dive programs – Lake Mead, Nevada

2011-Teaching Public Safety Dive courses with WCPOA (Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy) and Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado

NAUI Scuba Diver, Full Face Mask, Dry Suit Courses, First Aid, O2, AED, CPR

2011 -SDI/TDI/ERDI  – Course Instructor with many notable specialty course distinctions.

2011- C0-Developed Swift Water Training standards for ERDI. Swift Water Level 1

2012- Article published – Crime Scene Investigation vs. Non-Evidence Recovery – ERDI Internationally published.

2012- Book Review – Encyclopedia of Underwater Crime Scene Investigations- Best Publishing- added 11 pages of new content

2012- Instructor Trainer rating. Obtained highest rating available in the industry.

2013- Wrote ERDI – Underwater Crime Scene standards. ERDI published article on Crime Scene Investigation and buoyancy control.

2014 – Received “Outstanding Instructor Award” from International Training Inc.

2014-  Accepted Regional manager with International Training, Inc.

2014-  Edit and Revision for ” Encyclopedia of Underwater Crime Scene Investigations-Correspondance Home Study” PSDS obtains test facility

2014- Visual Cylinder Inspection Instructor for ITI.

Bo Tibbetts is the CEO of Public Safety Dive Supply/Services. He has been providing equipment and training services to public safety personnel for over ten years within the realm of water operations, to include dive, swift water, surface ice rescue operations, and drowning investigations.

Bo is a credentialed adjunct professor with Colorado Mesa University, Western Colorado Community College, and The Western Colorado Peace Officer’s Academy, which serves the Colorado Attorney General’s Office -Colorado P.O.S.T.. Bo has become a leader within drowning investigations and teach various underwater crime scene investigation programs at Colorado Mesa University specifically affiliated with the criminal justice department, and The Western Colorado Peace Officer’s Academy. He trains law enforcement, fire, search and rescue, paramilitary, and EMS departments nationwide. Bo works closely among federal, state, and our local investigative entities in underwater forensic investigations.

His career includes a B.B.A. degree from Colorado Mesa University. Bo also hold an Emergency Response Diving International Instructor Trainer license specifically relating to public safety dive programs nationwide.

Bo Tibbetts instructing Surface Ice class