Feb 26, 2024  
2019-2020 APU Catalog 
    
2019-2020 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ES 62800 - Scientific Diving II


(2) This course, in combination with MAR 24000, meets the American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS)  training and performance standards for AAUS Scientific Divers, and includes theoretical aspects and practical training for a minimum cumulative time of 100 hours. Topics include diving emergency care training, dive rescue, data gathering techniques specific to sub-tidal environments, small-boat operation, and the following dive environments: cold water/dry suit diving, kelp diving and night diving. This course involves a two week field trip, where the practical aspects of training shall be completed, including a dive rescue scenario, an Open Water Evaluation and an Open Water checkout dive, followed by at least 11 ocean or open water dives in a variety of dive sites and diving conditions for a cumulative bottom time of 6 hours. Students will become active status divers in the APU Scientific Diving Program. PADI certification cards for Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver Specialty and Dry Suit Specialty can be issued for additional fees. Course fees cover: gear rental, tanks, transportation, lodging and food during field trip. Prerequisite - MAR 24000  Offered Summer.



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