Diving and Boating Training 2020


 

The following training is provided through the Diving and Boating Safety Officers at Florida Atlantic University.  Contact the Diving Safety Officers listed below for more information.  To assist with your planned training, see the EHS Course Matrix for Diving and Boating.

Course Synopsis Mode of Delivery Hours of Instruction Locations Dates Prerequisite Action
Scientific Diver
Scientific Diver Course Course to train FAU Employees for diving performed solely as a necessary part of scientific research, or educational activity by employees whose sole purpose for diving is to perform scientific research tasks.

Classroom, field, and online instruction

100 hours

 Boca Campus and surrounding area

 

Quarterly based on approved applications.

Existing Open Water Certification, Scientific justification, FAU Employee Status, PI approval, satisfactory medical evaluation, ability to pass a swim test, and approval of the FAU Diving and Boating Safety Officer.

 

 

Apply here for a course out of the Boca Campus and surrounding areas.

Scientific Diver Course HBOI Campus and surrounding area

 

Quarternly based on approved applications.

Click here to E-Mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course out of HBOI and surrounding areas.

Boating Courses 
MOCC Course to train FAU Employees for all boating operations under the auspices of FAU.

Classroom, Field and online instruction

 

24 hours

Boca Campus and surrounding areas

 

February 22 - 26, 2021

May 3 - 7, 2021

August 23- 27, 2021

November 8 - 12, 2021

 

Scientific or FAU operational justification, FAU Employee Status, PI approval, Florida Safe Boat Operator Course, ability to swim, CPR/First Aid/AED certification, and approval from the FAU Diving and Boating Safety Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 Apply here for a course out of the Boca Campus and surrounding areas.

MOCC HBOI Campus and surrounding area

February 16 - 18, 2021

April 20 - 22, 2021

August 17 - 19, 2021

November 16 -18, 2021

Click here to E-Mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course out of HBOI and surrounding areas.

Kayaks and Canoes Course to train FAU researchers for non-motorized boating operations for scientific research activities. Online 1 hour

Online 

Also see Vessel Operator Checkout Below to complete certfication with Diving and Boating Safety Officer.

On demand

FAU affiliation   and FLorida Safe Boat Operator Course. Self-enroll here
                                                                                                                                                             Enriched Air Nitrox
 Nitrox Course to train FAU Scientific Divers in the use of enriched air.

Field and online instruction

8 hours

 Boca Campus and surrounding areas

 

Based on approved requests.
Scientific justification, FAU Scientific Diver Status, and approval of Diving and Boating Safety Officer. Click here to  E-mail Lizzie McNamee to join a course.  
Nitrox  HBOI Campus and surrounding area

 

Based on approved requests.
Click here to E-Mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course.
Diving First Aid for The Professional Diver (DFA Pro)
DFA Pro A course to provide FAU Scientific Divers with the skills needed to effect a water rescue including  emergency oxygen for scuba diving injuries, how to perform a neurological assessment, first aid for hazardous marine life injuries, basic life support and the use of an AED. Classroom and online instruction 12 hours  Boca Campus

 

Based on approved requests.
Scientific justification, diver-in-training or scientific diver status.  Click here to E-mail Lizzie McNamee to join a course.  
DFA Pro HBOI Campus

 

Based on approved requests.
Click here to E-mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course.
CPR/First Aid/AED
 CPR/First Aid/AED Course to provide those affiliated with FAU skills in basic life support, first aid and the use of an automated defibrillator. Classroom and online instruction. 8 hours  Boca Campus

 

Quarterly

FAU affiliation

Click here to E-mail Lizzie McNamee to join a course.
CPR/First Aid/AED 8 hours HBOI Campus

 

Quarterly
Click here to E-mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course.
Fill Station Training
Fill Station Training  Course to provide FAU divers (DIT and scientific divers) with skills needed to safely operate the fill stations on FAU campuses. This course also meets the requirements of OSHA and DOT for transport of compressed gas cylinders. Field and online instruction.  4 hours  Boca Campus Upon request Diver-in-training or scientific diver status.  Click here to E-mail Lizzie McNamee to join a course.
Fill Station Training HBOI Campus Upon request Click here to E-mail Jimmy Nelson to join a course.
Training Dives, Proficiency Dives, and Check-out Dives
 Training Dives Supervised instructional dives with a Dive Safety Officer to obtain new diving status; i.e. scientific diver, nitrox, night diving, etc.  Field instruction Various

Boca Raton and surrounding areas

HBOI and surrounding areas

Monthly 

 

Monthly

 Diver-in-training status

 

 

 

Click here to E-mail Lizzie McNamee to request a specific dive.

 

Click here to E-mail Jimmy Nelson to request a specific dive.

Proficiency Dives Supervised competency dives to maintain diving status or special diving authorizations such as depth or mixed gases. Field instruction Various

Boca Raton and surrounding areas

HBOI and surrounding areas

Monthly

 

Monthly 

Scientific diver status
Check-Out Dives Verification of diving skills needed to verify/reinstate diving status. Field instruction Various

Boca Raton and surrounding areas

HBOI and surrounding areas

Monthly 

 

Monthly 

Current or lapsed Scientific Diver status.
Vessel Operator Check-Out
Vessel Operator Check-Out (per vessel) Field checkout of vessel operator in each make/model of vessel to be operated as a certified boat operator.   Field instruction  Various

Boca Raton and surrounding areas

 

 Upon request MOCC Certification or FAU-approved equivalency, PI approval to operate vessel. Click here to E-Mail Lizzie McNamee to obtain a vessel check-out.
Vessel Operator Check-Out (per vessel)  Field instruction  Various

HBOI and surrounding areas

 
 Upon request MOCC Certification or FAU-approved equivalency, PI approval to operate vessel. Click here to E-Mail Jimmy Nelson to obtain a vessel check-out.

 

EHS Course Matrix for Diving and Boating Click Here


 

To Contact the Diving Safety Officers:


Diving and Boating Safety Officer                         
Florida Atlantic University                                      
Building 69 Room 112                                             
777 Glades Road                                                     
Boca Raton, Fl 33431                                             
tel:561.239.4293 (c)                  
fax: 561.297.2210                                                    
email: Lizzie McNamee                                         

Alternate Diving and Boating Safety Officer
Florida Atlantic University
Link Building Room 120
5600 US HW 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
tel: 772.242.2537
cell: 772.766.1159
email: Jimmy Nelson