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MAR 32800 - Scientific Diving

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This course meets requirements for Scientific Diver under the guidelines of Alaska Pacific University and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Topics may include data gathering techniques, collecting, common biota, behavior, installation of scientific apparatus, site location and relocation, organism identification, ecology, tagging, photography, scientific dive planning, appropriate governmental regulations, AAUS scientific diving regulations, research vessel diving, aquarium diving, and animal handling. A heavy emphasis is placed on dive safety while conducting scientific work underwater. Lab included. Lab fee required. Additional costs for travel are required of the student. Students provide their own SCUBA gear or be prepared to pay additional rental fees. Current first aid / CPR certification and diver physical are required before a student’s first dive. Instructor permission is required. Prerequisites: MAR 31500  or MAR 32000  or OS 20200 . Offered Summer. Competencies: PA, PMA



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