2016-2017 Catalog

EMSP 1480 Open Water Scuba Diver

3.0 - 7.5 - 5.5


(1) The student must have mastered the ability to swim. - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course is designed to develop safe and confident open water scuba divers. It provides the student with an intellectual challenge in the areas of physics, biology, and environmental awareness as related to scuba diving. It instills a principle of discipline while achieving the goal of becoming a certified open water scuba diver. The lifestyle aspects of scuba diving, to include exercise and mental activity, provide lifetime benefits of stress management and physical activity. The course introduces and instills an interest in upper-level educational programs in several disciplines. It provides a lifetime certification from an internationally recognized certifying agency, Scuba Schools International (SSI).