PHYSICAL EDUCATION 47A - Introduction to SCUBA Diving [2 units]


Ability to pass a swim test and diving medical exam.

Course Format:

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

Course Description:

This course will prepare students to explore the marine environment. Lecture topics will include diving physics and physiology, life support equipment, the marine environment, diving safety and planning, and dive rescue techniques. Students will be introduced to the skills needed to maximize safety and enjoy recreational diving. Practice dives will be completed in both pool sessions and several open water ocean dives. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques in skin diving, SCUBA equipment handling, emergency response, buddy diving techniques, and rescue skills. Students who successfully complete all the course requirements will receive a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification.

For further information please see the Scientific Diving website.

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