PHYSICAL EDUCATION C407 - Introduction to Scientific Diving [3 units] (also listed as Integrative Biology C407)


Advanced SCUBA certification, swim test, diving medical exam, and consent of the instructor.

Course Format:

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Course Description:

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to conduct underwater research. It is a required course for all students who plan to use SCUBA diving as a tool for research at UC Berkeley. The course will cover diving topics related to working in the marine environment, including: diving physics, physiology, medicine, decompression theory, navigation, marine life environments, rescue methods, equipment, and University and National Scientific Diving Standards. Successful completion of the course leads to University certification to use underwater life support apparatus for study or research under University auspices.

For further information please see the Scientific Diving website.

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