Oceanid RDC Rapid Deployment Craft | Scuba Center has been selling quality diving and water rescue equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of Public Safety Diving, Surface Water Rescue, and Ice Rescue equipment at our Eagan, Minnesota location. | Water and Ice Rescue Equipment

Scuba Center Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Equipment | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota is your leading source for Ice Rescue and Water Rescue equipment in the Midwest. Contact us for questions or details.

The Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft, is the safest, most durable, easiest to use, rescue boat ever made. It works in so many applications, that it is the only non-motorized boat a department may need.

Scuba Center is a SAM ( formerly CCR ) registered supplier for the United States Government.  Our customers include: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Federal Government Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams, Fire Departments, State and Local Government agencies, Commercial Diving Companies, School Districts, Television and Movie production companies, and many others.
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Equip your team for Surface Water Rescue | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota has the equipment you need to prepare your team for Ice Rescue and Water Rescue missions



Oceanid Water Rescue Craft |  

Oceanid was formed to revolutionize the field of aquatic rescue. The unique requirements of the user have driven all design concepts at Oceanid. They look at what needs to be accomplished and create various prototypes. They are then rigorously tested in training and field use by search and rescue, fire, sheriff units, USGS and other agencies. Only the most durable, safe and useful products will ever leave the prototype phase. Their customers come from all around the globe, giving them great ideas for product improvement and innovative new products.

Oceanid inflatable rescue craft | The Rapid Deployment Craft is simply the best, fast-response, ice rescue craft available at any price. The craft surrounds one or more rescuers in an ultra buoyant and protective inflated perimeter. | RESCUE BANANA™The Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft, (also known as the RESCUE BANANA™) has extremely rockered (upturned) ends. They allow the rescuer to "drive" the boat's open end over the victim while the victim's head remains above water at all times. It also allows a rescuer to reach forward into a pour-over while still safely centered in the boat. The floor is open at each end, allowing 2 entry points. The freeboard height is only inches, enabling a rescuer to easily pull a victim into the boat. This also allows a diver, with tanks on, to pull themselves into the craft with minimal effort. The two entry portals on either end also act as carrying points which provide a perimeter of safety in case of sudden ice failure or mud sinking. These carrying points are comfortably at your sides. Carrying the Oceanid RDC is like using a litter with long handles, which, by the way, is one of its many uses. The Oceanid RDC will store in a 2' cube, inflate in a heartbeat, and can easily be carried by one person. The most common way to carry it is deflated and stored in a rescue boat or vehicle. Think about how often you arrive at a scene and cannot find a place to launch your motorized boat. This is why you should have the RDC along on every call.
The Oceanid RDC is designed to withstand severe use conditions for many years. To achieve this, each rescue craft is assembled with the finest, most advanced materials available using the best time tested construction techniques. The Oceanid RDC fabric is the most durable in the Industry. It is a PU/PVC/polyester alloy material with all the seams being welded and taped for ultimate strength and air retention. No glue or adhesive is used so seams attain the same strength as the fabric which means there are no weak links in Oceanid RDC rescue boats. The urethane coating also contains more UV inhibitors than any other material on the market. This allows prolonged sun exposure with no fabric degradation, as occurs with traditional rubber boats. The floor is also very special. It is an I-Beam Design that, with very little air pressure, can become rock hard. This enhances stability and makes the RDC an excellent litter for carrying an incapacitated victim.

The Oceanid RDC Rapid Deployment Craft is built to take the stresses incurred by those who need to work in demanding, water-related rescue situations. | RESCUE BANANA™ | Water Rescue equipment available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota 


The standard package includes: Carrying Bag, Floor Top Carpet, 2 Paddles, Paddle Bag, Tow Strap Assembly, Air Fill Manifold and Repair Kit.
  • Length: 15'-4"
  • Width: 48"
  • Tube Diameter: 12"
  • Floor Length: 8'
  • Access Holes: 22"x40"
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Buoyancy: >2000+ lbs.
  • Fabric: 35oz. PU/PVC
  • Warranty, with registration: 5 years
Swiftwater Rescue: The RDC is easy to control, very stable and is self righting in potential overturn situations. It paddles and ferries like a canoe and is suitable for class or grade 5 whitewater. 
Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft | Introducing the RDC YouTube Video Introduction to the RDC Oceanid RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft | Unpacking and inflating YouTube Video Unpacking and Inflating the Oceanid RDC  

Oceanid Inflatable Water Rescue Craft |  RDC Instructional / Repair Guides

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