College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

RECR 161: Scuba Diving: Basic

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Credit hours: 2


Provides training toward certification as an open water SCUBA diver. Emphasizes snorkeling (free diving introduction) and SCUBA skills. Covers safe diving skills, the physics of diving, equipment care and maintenance, diving fitness, underwater navigation, record keeping, and other basic SCUBA knowledge. Qualifies students for open water certification by Scuba Schools International (SSI). Requires strong swimming skills, high comfort level under water and physical and mental conditioning compatible with SCUBA industry diving safety standards. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Physical Activity Course

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