The Scientific Diver Training program covers diver health, fitness, first aid specific to the environment, confined water training, open water training, dive environments, equipment safety and general diving knowledge. Requires a minimum of 100 hours of training by each candidate. Also requires completion of approximately 50 of the 100 hours of training requirements via self-study.

This course is mandatory for any student, faculty or staff member wishing to engage in compressed gas diving for educational or research purposes.

Each candidate is required to attend

  • one date each for Modules 1, 2, 3, 4,
  • five dates for Module 5
  • Module 6 to be completed concurrently during final open water training session (Module 5).
  • Interested? Need to register?

    Call 1-321-674-8382, option 2, or email pdpregistration@fit.edu..

    Refund Policy

    A student who has paid for a course or workshop and withdraws 7 days prior to the start date will receive a refund of any registration fees paid, minus a $150 cancellation fee. For more information, please email pdpregistration@fit.edu

    *Please note: No refunds will be issued for individuals attending a live event or conference after the event has occurred.



    Course Schedule

    MODULE 1: Module 1 - DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers/OSHA FSO.
    • Feb 18 / Sat: 8am – 5pm
    • Feb 19 / Sun: 8am – 5pm
    • Feb 25 / Sat: 8am – 5pm (if needed)
    • Feb 26 / Sun: 8am – 5pm (if needed)
    MODULE 2: Module 2 - Swimming Evaluations.
    • Mar 14 / Tue: 3pm – 6pm
    • Mar 15 / Wed: 3pm – 6pm
    • Mar 18 / Sat: 1pm – 4pm
    • Mar 19 / Sun: 1pm – 4pm
    MODULE 3: Nitrox. (those already Nitrox certified not required to attend).
    • Mar 21 / Tue: 6pm – 9pm
    • Mar 22 / Wed: 6pm – 9pm
    • Mar 23 / Thu: 6pm – 9pm
    MODULE 4: Confined Water Scuba Evaluations.
    • Mar 18 / Sat: 1pm – 4pm
    • Mar 19 / Sun: 1pm – 4pm
    MODULE 5: Open Water Evaluations/Training.
    • Mar 25/ Sat: 8am – 4pm
    • Mar 26 / Sat: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 01 / Sun: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 02 / Sat: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 18/ Sun: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 09 / Sat: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 15 / Sun: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 22 / Sat: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 23 / Sun: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 29 / Sun: 8am – 4pm
    • Apr 30 / Sun: 8am – 4pm
    MODULE 6: Final Testing / Paperwork Wrap Up. Module 6 to be completed concurrently during final open water training session (Module 5). In addition to the above, each candidate will be expected to complete a regimen of self study during their own time.