Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

Public Safety Diving and Surface Water Rescue | Links and SAR reference materials | Scuba Center is your Minnesota source for Public Safety Diving and Surface Water Rescue Equipment   Public Safety Diving   Surface Water Rescue and Public Safety Diving | Links and SAR reference materials | Scuba Center is proud to support Dive Rescue International and the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists ( IADRS ).

Flag of the United States of America | Click here for Scuba Center Government Sales information. | Our customers include: US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Marine Corp, US Navy, DoD, DOT, EPA, FBI, FEMA, Homeland Security, NOAA, Navy, OSHA, and many other Federal Agencies and Organizations | Public Safety Diving Equipment and Reference Materials

Aqua Lung Military, public safety, and professional divers equipment. | Rapid Diver | Aqua Lung America has revitalized their program for Public Safety clients including a network of Aqua Lung Public Safety dealers. A Public Safety Buyers Guide is available to assist and guide equipment selection. A recommended list of equipment has been developed to identify products suitable for use by Public Safety divers.

Public Safety Diving and Surface Water Rescue activities are by their nature very different from recreational diving.  The importance of appropriate training, equipment, and experience for Public Safety Diving and Surface Water Rescue can not be stressed strongly enough.  While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of activity in which you plan to participate.

This section is provided as a community service in support of the professionals in the Public Safety Diving and related fields who serve in Minnesota and across the country every day.  It is hoped that these Public Safety reference materials may in some way help to make their job a little easier... and much safer.

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Water Rescue Helmets from Cascade, WRSI,... | Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Equipment Public Safety Diving Equipment  |  On water, ice or snow the NRS ASR (All Surface Rescue) 155 Rescue Boat puts your rescue team where it needs to be. Backed by NRS's many years of boat-building expertise, rescuers rely on rugged dependability and efficient design for success in unpredictable situations. | Available online and at our Eagan, Minnesota location.
Contaminated Water Diving   Government Sales Information

We are proud to carry the leading brands of equipment for your Public Safety Diving Team and/or Surface Water Rescue Team. If you require assistance selecting the appropriate items for your Public Safety Diving Team and/or Surface Water Rescue Team, we are here to help. Please contact our Public Safety Sales Dept. at: (651) 681-8434 or email

*Some items/quantities are Special Order, please allow for additional lead time.*
Apeks Regulators | Authorized Apeks Online Dealer | Aqua Lung diving equipment has been used for many years by Public Safety dive and rescue teams worldwide and has a reputation for reliability, performance and durability. Core breathing system products such as Apeks regulators provide field-proven capability and performance for SCUBA and surface-supplied diving operations in all environments. Key dive accessories, including fins, diver knives, masks and snorkels, have become benchmark products for the professional diver and the Aqua Lung group continues to develop equipment designed to meet the needs of the Public Safety market. Significant recent developments include ruggedized buoyancy compensators for Military & Professional use, and surface-supplied diving equipment. Aqua Lung Public Safety Diving | Surface, Tactical, Water Rescue, and SAR Swimmer Equipment | Aqua Lung is the leading provider of maritime solutions for life support products and services for the US Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State and Municipal Governments, and many International Military commands.  Aqua Lung has a full range of equipment for the open circuit military or public safety diver. This range includes regulators, buoyancy compensators, analog and digital gauges, and all accessories to fit virtually every mission requirement. In addition to traditional diving equipment, Aqua Lung has a full line of equipment for the surface, tactical, water rescue, and SAR swimmer. This equipment includes specialized life vests, masks and fins, boots and gloves. | Aqua Lung Public Safety Diving Equipment  Bigblue LED Lights for Public Safety Diving operations DUI Public Safety Diving Drysuits | Whether you are a recreational weekend diver, a technical diver pushing the envelope, a public safety diver needing protection in an unknown environment, a working commercial diver, a scientific diver in 28 degree water, or a military special ops diver with a mission. DUI has the equipment for you. | Equipment for Recreational, Technical, Commercial, and Public Safety Diving. | Shop online or check out the options at Scuba Center in Eagan, MN
FirstWatch Gear | Ice Rescue Suits, Helmets, PFDs,... Henderson Public Safety Diving and Rescue Swimmer Wetsuits | Henderson has developed wetsuit systems for all water rescue situations, for both military and civilian Public Safety applications. All of these items have been chosen for use as replacement and original issue by the US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Program. | Public Safety Diving Equipment Interspiro Public Safety Diving Equipment sales and support | The Interspiro line of AGA (Divator) diving full face masks (ffm) are second to none! All have been field proven by Government, Military, Commercial & Public Safety Teams around the world. Interspiro has 70 years of experience as a groundbreaking innovator of respiratory protection for non-breathable environments. They develop, manufacture and market respiratory and auxiliary equipment for firefighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving. JW Fishers search equipment for Public Safety Diving Teams | JW Fishers are specialists in the design and manufacture of underwater search systems.  Their product line includes hand held and boat towed metal detectors, marine magnetometers, video systems. side scan sonars, and scanning sonar.   An extensive line of underwater cameras is offered that includes ROVs, towed video, drop video, diver-held camera, and a mini camera.  With over 35 years of industry experience, JW Fishers has established a reputation for supplying high quality, reasonably priced underwater search systems for professional treasure hunters, commercial diving companies, law enforcement agencies, and military units worldwide.
NRS Rescue is a leading provider of the highest quality swiftwater rescue equipment available. They supply a wide selection of PFDs, rafts, rope, throw bags, dry suits, wetsuits, knives, helmets, instructional rescue books and safety videos. Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft | "THE MOST DURABLE, EASIEST-TO-USE RESCUE BOAT EVER MADE" | Ice Rescue and Water Rescue Equipment for your Public Safety Team available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota.  OTS Underwater Communications equipment for Public Safety Diving | Ocean Technology Systems is the Leader in State-of-the-Art Underwater Communication Systems servicing the Sport, Commercial, Movie Industry, Search & Rescue and Military communities around the world! Looking for the finest underwater communications systems available? You have come to the right place. OTS offers hard-wire, through-water, sonic, wireless, diver recall systems, Buddy Phone, Aquacom, Hot Mic, and Buddy Line products. They also offer support items such as earphones, microphones, full face masks, and ComRope. OmniSwivel | Scuba Center 
Scubapro | No matter where your public safety missions take you, SCUBAPRO has designed the perfect gear for you. | Full line of scuba diving equipment: regulators, BCs, computers and instruments, wetsuits and drysuits, gloves, boots, fins, masks, snorkels, bags, accessories and everything else you need to explore our watery world safely. SI Tech Dry Gloves and Quick Dry Glove Ring Systems | More than 40 years of manufacturing diving equipment, combined with a dynamic and skilled diving staff, makes SI TECH very capable to service varying demands. The original semi-automatic exhaust valve, patented in 1971 by the founder of SI TECH, Stig Insul?n, was the key of the Viking success and cleared the way for the variable volume diving revolution. SMC Carabiners and Rigging Accessories | Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Accessories Sterling Rope logo | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota
Subsalve Lift Bags for Public Safety Diving operations | The design of the current Subsalve lift bag had its beginnings in 1977 when the company was chosen by the US Navy to produce a range of standard open and closed bags. Their continued work on cutting edge projects allowed for the development of their unique lift bag shape and the high-performance products in the Subsalve line. | The VRS 2000 is the first and only self-contained underwater vehicle recovery system available today. | Public Safety Diving Equipment Trelleborg Viking | Product quality and performance have made Trelleborg Protective Products one of the world’s leading producers of protective clothing and products. They develop and manufacture chemical protective suits, dry diving suits (under the Viking drysuits brand name), inflatable shelters and a wide range of industrial products. The Viking PRO 1000 is popular for many Public Safety Diving applications. | Scuba Center is the Minnesota leader for Public Safety Diving Equipment XDEEP | At XDEEP they are passionate about doing things better, improving and refining their products. They want BCD’s to be safer, to be robust and reliable and to be more comfortable for divers. | Backmount and Sidemount systems Zeagle Public Safety Diving Equipment | Water Rescue Equipment and Marine Safety Equipment |  Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota
Check out our Surface Water Rescue and Marine Safety selection for even more options.
If you don't see what you have in mind, contact us and we will find it.

Stearns Rescue Mate Rescue Bags 70 feet of Rope | Scuba Center Training Courses SeaSoft Stealth Military Boots | Public Safety Diving Equipment

Drysuit Diver Specialty Emergency First Response (EFR) Emergency Oxygen Provider
Full Face Mask Diver Specialty Search and Recovery Specialty Ice Diver Specialty

Stearns Industrial products for Public Safety, Marine Rescue and Survival are widely recognized as industry leaders. The US Coast Guard, US Navy and many NATO Countries can be found among their major clients. | Public Safety Diving Equipment Public Safety Diving & Related Training Resources Water Rescue Equipment

Department of Homeland Security Dive Rescue International Emergency Response Diving Int'l
Int'l Assn. of Dive Rescue Specialists Lifeguard Systems, Inc. National Academy of Police Diving
PADI Survival Systems Training, Inc. U.S. Navy Diving

Stearns I596 Driflex Cold Water / Ice Rescue Suit | Stearns listened to the Ice Rescue professionals and developed features not found on any other suit. Their new "Burpgrip ™" handle makes it easier to release the air in the suit, and the "Invisivalve ™" allows for continuous purging of the air ensuring that you get the maximum performance of the suit while being able to focus solely on the rescue. Public Safety Diving Reference Materials

Advanced Diver Magazine American Police Beat Dept of Homeland Security
Dept of Transportation Divers Alert Network (DAN) FBI
FEMA FireRescue Magazine
Int'l Assn of Chiefs of Police Int'l Assn of Emergency Managers Int'l Underwater Cave Rescue/Recovery
MN Dept of Natural Resources MN Dept of Public Safety MN Homeland Security
MN State Fire Chiefs Assn Nat'l Assn for Search and Rescue NFPA
NIOSH NOAA Dive Site National Sheriffs' Assn
National Safety Council NTSB OSHA
U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
U.S. Nat'l Whitewater Center U.S. Navy WI State Fire Chiefs Assn

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Scuba Center Online Dive Shop | Scuba Diving Equipment, Snorkeling Equipment, Technical Diving Gear, Public Safety Diving Equipment, and Water Rescue Store. | Scuba Center is an authorized dealer for all the equipment we sell. We order directly from the manufacturer / distributor of the equipment to give you the best quality and service. Shop our online dive equipment store with confidence. When you purchase your scuba diving equipment and snorkeling equipment from our online dive shop, you will be receiving the Full Manufacturers Warranty... No games, No gimmicks. Quality Scuba Diving Equipment and Snorkeling Equipment online. | Scuba Diving Equipment and Snorkeling Equipment available at both Scuba Center locations. | Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota Shop Online:     Scuba & Snorkeling | Travel | Water Rescue

Scuba Center is proud to be a DAN Business Member | Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). They also offer a wide range of Scuba Diving and Dive Equipment Insurance programs. DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world. | "Your Dive Safety Association" | Join Divers Alert Network at Find Scuba Center on Facebook | "Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc." | Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. | Follow Scuba Center on Facebook to keep up with the latest news in scuba diving equipment, snorkeling equipment, local diving, dive travel, and more. HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.   Scuba Center was Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Scuba Diving Training Facility and has grown to become Minnesota's largest scuba diving school (Dive Shop). Scuba Center has two store locations, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota. | PADI... The Way the World Learns to Dive. | Now offering PADI eLearning online diver education courses! | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator.   Scuba Center is proud to be a REEF Conservation Partner. Conservation Partners serve as vital sponsors of REEF’s programs, as well as centers for marine conservation actions, outreach, and education. | The Field Station Program will be replaced with the REEF Conservation Partner Program in 2018. | REEF was founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. REEF achieves this goal primarily through its volunteer fish monitoring program, the REEF Fish Survey Project. 

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