Contact NSU Aquatics
Phone: (954) 262-7048
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:
Are you ready to get your certification? Each semester, the NSU Academic Diving Program teaches the following courses:
Contact Tec Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Conrad at email@example.com to register for any of these scuba courses!
Discover Scuba Experience
The PADI Discover Scuba experience is a fun and exciting way to try scuba diving and to see what it is like to breathe underwater. No prior scuba diving experience is necessary, but you do need to be in good physical health. This is not a certification course. This class is FREE for NSU students, faculty, staff and alumni.
PADI Open Water
This is the entry-level beginning scuba diver course. PADI Open Water Diver certification is issued upon successful completion of the course. This course meets for six weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays during Term 1 and Tuesdays and Thursdays during Term 2.
PADI Scuba Review
The Scuba Refresher is a fun and easy wayt to review dive theory and practice dive skills after a period of inactivity. THeis course includes one classroom session and one pool session. Join our prescheduled class or contact us to set up your own private scuba review. This is not a certification course. The NSUADP provides ALL equipment needed.
PADI Advanced Open Water
This is the second-level scuba diver course. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification is issued upon successful completion of the course.
The DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid
The DAN Basic Life Support course is a basic training class in emergency care. This course is a prerequisite for certification as a Rescue Diver and Divemaster. This course is design to meet the Guidelines for Resuscitation as released by the International Liaison Council on Resuscitation (ILCOR)/American Heart Association (AHA).
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty
The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course provides recreational divers with the knowledge to safely plan and conduct EANx (nitrox) dives up to 40%. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives divers more decompression dive time. Non-Diving and Two-Tank Diving options available.
PADI Rescue Diver
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. This course meets on Wednesdays for three weeks.
Divemaster candidates will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to transition from a recreational diver to a dive professional. Instructor-level academic knowledge will be developed in diving physics, physiology, decompression, equipment, and environment. Pool training includes perfecting skills to a level of “demonstration quality” for open water skills, rescue, navigation, and problem solving.
PADI Basic Freediver
The PADI Basic Freediver Course introduces freediving enthusiasts to the specialized breathing techniques, equipment, procedures and safety issues associated with static and dynamic apnea. Minimum objective for static apnea is 90 seconds and dynamic apnea is 80 feet. This course is offered as classroom and pool only.
The PADI Freediver Course introduces freediving enthusiasts to the specialized breathing techniques, equipment, procedures and safety issues associated with static, dynamic and constant weight apnea. Minimum objective for static apnea is 90 seconds, dynamic apnea is 80 feet, and constant weight dives to 30 feet. This course is offered with classroom, pool and open water dives. This course includes two ocean sessions on one trip.
Instructor Development Course
Learn how to teach the PADI Open Water Diver through Divemaster courses. Become a mentor to new divers. Gain an understanding on training standards and safe diving practices. Improve your scuba skills and knowledge of dive theory and learn to manage risk to increase diver safety.
January 11, 2019
March 15, 2019
Term 1:Begins January 7, 2019
Term 2: Begins March 12, 2019
1) January 18, 2019
2) January 24, 2019
3) March 13, 2019
Term 1: Begins January 24, 2019
Term 2:Begins March 13, 2019
1) February 19, 2019
2) April 3, 2019
$100 – NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $125 – General Public
$200 – NSU Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $225 – General Public
Dates based on candidate requirements.
Not sure if you're ready to commit to a course yet? Try out Scuba Diving with Discover Scuba Experience!
The PADI Discover Scuba experience is a fun and exciting way to try scuba diving and to see what it is like to breathe underwater. No prior scuba diving experience is necessary, but you do need to be in good physical health. This is not a certification course. This class is FREE for NSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Contact Bill Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
Upcoming Discover Scuba Dates:
For more information and to register for any of our upcoming scuba courses, please contact Tec Clark, Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving by calling (954) 262-7042 or by email at email@example.com or you may contact Bill Conrad, Assistant Director for Scuba Diving by calling (954) 262-7287 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com