Force 6 PFDs | NRS PFDs | Stearns Industrial PFDs | PDFs Personal Flotation Devices | Public Safety and Water Rescue PFDs | Scuba Center has been selling quality public safety diving and water rescue equipment since 1973. You will find support for a wide range of Surface Water Rescue and Public Safety Diving equipment at our Eagan, Minnesota location.

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


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 Public Safety Diving | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Public Safety & Water Rescue PFDs Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota has the equipment you need to prepare your team for Water Rescue missions

If you require assistance selecting 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

NRS PFDs | Swiftwater Rescue Equipment | Scuba Center is the largest NRS Rescue Equipment dealer in Minnesota.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.
   NRS Big Water V PFD | Type V: When you want to float serious water you need a serious life jacket. The NRS Big Water V is a high flotation jacket with a universal fit that wraps easily around anyone's torso.  PFDs ( personal flotation devices ) | Crewsaver | FirstWatch | NRS | Swuiftwater Water Rescue Equipment and Marine Safety Equipment  NRS Zen Rescue PFD | The NRS Zen PFD is a low-profile rescue jacket with all the features essential to assist guides and experienced paddlers in a swiftwater rescue situation. | Scuba Center -- Eagan, Minnesota  
 NRS Big Water
Type V PFD
 NRS Rapid Rescuer
Type V PFD
 NRS Zen Rescue
Type V PFD

Stearns Industrial PFDs | Industrial, Safety, and Rescue Equipment | Stearns Industrial PFDs | This is a line of life jackets made for professional use in demanding environments. Our commercial life vests are for those who make their living in and on the water. Commercial life vests, search and rescue life jackets, and law enforcement life vest offerings are all part of the Stearns line of personal flotation devices. | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Stearns has grown from a small Minnesota company to become the World's largest manufacturer of PFDs ( personal flotation devices ). Since 1948, innovative industrial, survival and rescue equipment has been at the center of their business. 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. 
Stearns 4185 SAR PFD | USCG Approved Type III PFD | Security and comfort for water rescue personnel. Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets with zippered and pleated gear storage compartments. Leg strap with storage pocket, three 2" wide adjustable belts, emergency whistle, SOLAS-grade 3M reflective material on panels, and pockets with velcro patch for light. | Stearns Industrial / Search and Rescue PFDs Stearns 4185
SAR Vest

Closeout Special


Stearns Industrial search and rescue gear offers the best in protective outerwear. Disaster response doesn’t wait for you to go get the right gear. Be prepared, and limit your exposure with the best protective gear available. | Stearns Industrial PFDs available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Stearns Industrial sizing charts

Types of US Coast Guard Approved PFDs

  • Type I: (Off-Shore Life Jacket) -- For open, rough or remote water, where rescue may be slow coming.

  • Type II: (Near-Shore Buoyant Vest) -- For calm, inland water, or where there is good chance of fast rescue.

  • Type III: (Flotation Aid) -- For calm, inland water, or where there is good chance of fast rescue. The most comfortable for continuous wear.

  • Type IV: (Throwable Devices) -- For calm, inland water with heavy boat traffic where help is nearby.

  • Type V: (Special Use Devices) -- For special uses/conditions. Examples: Industrial Work Suits, Cold Water Immersion Suits, Work Vests and some inflatable PFDs.

Check out the official website of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety.

Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.

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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.