SCUBA Rescue Diver (Fall 2020)

SCUBA Rescue Diver (Fall 2020)

PADI Rescue Diver

October 19th to November 8th, 2020


  • $275.00 NSU Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
  • $375.00 General Public (must be affiliated with NSU)


October 19th to November 8th, 2020

Classroom/Pool Sessions:

  • Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm

Open Water Dives:

  • Saturday November 7th, 2020 8:00am-3:00pm Tigertail Lake
  • Sunday, November 8th, 2020 8:00am-3:00pm Charter Dive Boat


Rescue Diver is an important step in furthering your diving knowledge and experience. This course is tailored for those who are interested in becoming future dive professionals. The unique content includes in-depth academics on diving physiology, dive accident profiles and statistics, risk management and preventative techniques. Many environments are used in training for a well-rounded curriculum preparing divers for rescue in multiple environments including salt water, fresh water, beach, boat, dock, pool, reef and lake rescue scenarios. This course has classroom presentations, pool and beach skill development sessions, ocean boat training dives and fresh water lake training dives.


  • 3 Classroom Sessions & 3 Pool Sessions
  • 4 Open Water Dives (ocean boat dives and lake dives)
  • Use of all scuba equipment throughout the course (wetsuit, tanks, regulator, buoyancy compensator, weights, dive bag, compass, and dive computer) *NOTE: it is recommended that students have their own equipment for this course.
  • DAN Pocket Mask
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification card


  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Log Book
  • Surface Marker Buoy (if you are not using our rental equipment)
  • Whistle (if you are not using our rental equipment)
  • Wreck Reel (100' minimum)
  • Underwater Slate & Pencil
  • Dive Knife or Cutting Tool
  • Timing Device (submersible watch OR dive computer if you have your own equipment)


Students must know how to swim and have good overall health:

  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from another certification organization.
  • Certified as BLS/EFR Primary and Secondary care (First Aid/CPR) or equivalent certification from another certification organization (this additional training is offered during the first week)
  • Have Dive Accident Insurance with Divers Alert Network (or equivalent) at the Master level or higher. Click here to get insurance DAN Diving Accident Insurance
  • Students must complete the PADI Medical History Questionnaire. Certain conditions may require a physician’s pre-approval to dive. If a student answers “Yes” to ANY question on the PADI Medical History Questionnaire, the student MUST have the form signed by a physician giving his or her approval for the student to participate in scuba diving.
  • Participants under age 18 must have signed, parental consent. Parents must be present for ALL portions of the course - classroom, pool sessions and open water dive trips.


Due to the popularity of scuba courses, instructor schedules and issued materials the following policies are in place:

  • 1. No refund of the scuba course fee will be possible for any reason after the third session of the class.
  • 2. Scuba Fee refunds prior to the third session of the class will be based on the following refund schedule:
  • i. Prior to Class Session #1 = Full Scuba Fee minus $25
  • ii. Prior to Class Session #2 = Full Scuba Fee minus $50
  • iii. Prior to Class Session #3 = Full Scuba Fee minus $100
  • 3. Refunds must be cleared with your instructor and final approval will come from the Aquatics & Scuba Department.


For more information please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director for Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or

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