Welcome to the underwater adventure! This class is designed for people with no diving experience. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, participants will receive an Open Water SCUBA certification card from an internationally recognized agency. The first class meeting and all lecture sessions meet in the classroom at 6:00pm. The pool sessions will be at the Rec Cen pool after lectures.
In addition to the on-campus instruction, there will be five ocean dives (one skin dive and four SCUBA dives) that will be scheduled on a weekend at the end of classroom/pool sessions. PLEASE KEEP YOUR WEEKENDS AVAILABLE NEAR THE END OF CLASS AND AFTER CLASS. Open water dives are traditionally after your sessions in the pool. Your instructor will tell you the schedule in the first class.
Students are required to pass a swimming proficiency exam the first night of class; 300 yards (12 pool widths) in less than ten minutes, swim 25 yards underwater with only one breath, and 20 min. tread water / survival float.
The class fee includes instruction, weights, tanks, air, buoyancy compensator device (BC), regulators and wetsuits for ocean diving. Additional expenses include purchasing your personal equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves) which will vary from $200-$250 (or more according to your selection), a $110 fee paid directly to the instructor for books/ student materials, and a boat dive at ~$145 to the beautiful Channel Islands.
Please read the class information sheet regarding your equipment needs before you sign up for the class. A completed medical history form is needed before you register for the class. These forms can be downloaded or picked up in the Registration/Cashier's Office in the Rec Cen.
Dates and Locations can be found HERE.