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Scuba Diving

Along Florida's coast, from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys, lies the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Fort Lauderdale is especially known for great shore diving and wreck diving, especially with over two dozen sunken vessels off shore. Combine that with year-round warm water and easy access to the Caribbean, and you can see why scuba diving is one of the most popular recreational activities in South Florida.

The NSU Academic Diving Program offers scuba training to students, faculty, staff and the general public at the prestigious Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Complex.

Courses taught at the NSU Academic Diving Program are unlike others. Here are qualities that give the NSU Recreational Diving Program courses such distinction:

  • Taught in a world-class aquatic facility ON CAMPUS
  • Multiple sections allows you CONVENIENT SCHEDULING
  • MORE POOL AND ACADEMIC TRAINING than most lessons in South Florida
  • AFFORDABLE student, faculty, staff and general public pricing
  • Highly credentialed, EXPERT DIVING INSTRUCTORS

Each semester, the NSU Recreational Diving Program teaches the following courses:

PADI Certifications Offered 2018 Dates Price
PADI Open Water Diver
(beginning scuba)

Term 1:
Begins January 8, 2018

Term 2:
Begins March 13, 2018

$275 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$375 - General Public
PADI Scuba Review
(scuba refresher – pool only)

January 19, 2018

January 15, 2018

March 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

$75 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$125 - General Public
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Term 1:
Begins January 25, 2018

Term 2:
Begins March 14, 2018

$325 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$375 - General Public
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty
(classroom only)

April 4, 2018

$120 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$150 - General Public
PADI Rescue Diver April 11, 2018 $275 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$375 - General Public
PADI Divemaster Begins January 8, 2018 $625 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$775 - General Public

PADI Basic Freediver

Begins September 6, 2018

$100 – NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$125 – General Public

For more information, including class dates, times and registration, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or tclark@nova.edu

DAN Certifications Offered 2017-18 Dates Price
DAN Emergency Oxygen Provider April 23, 2018 $75 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$100 - General Public
DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries contact tclark@nova.edu $75 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$100 - General Public
DAN Neurological Assessment for Divers contact tclark@nova.edu $75 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$100 - General Public
DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid April 16, 2018 $80 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$100 - General Public
DAN Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals contact tclark@nova.edu $80 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$100 - General Public
DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider
(4 DAN courses combined)
contact tclark@nova.edu $225 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$275 - General Public
For more information, including class dates, times and registration, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or tclark@nova.edu
PFI Certifications Offered Price
PFI Freediver $500 – NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$599 – General Public                                     
For more information, including class dates, times and registration, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or tclark@nova.edu
PSI Certifications Offered Price
PSI Hazmat Cylinder Handler $15 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$20 - General Public
PSI Visual Cylinder Inspector $195 - NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni
$295 - General Public
For more information, including class dates, times and registration, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or tclark@nova.edu

For more information, including class dates, times and registration, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving at (954) 262-7042 or tclark@nova.edu

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