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College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences

Lifetime Activities Program

Scuba – Spring 2014

Discovery Scuba Certification


WVU Lifetime Activities has partnered with Dive Tech and Sports to offer a Discovery Scuba Certification class. This course is designed to prepare students for Open Water Certification and certify them as Discover Scuba Divers. This class is recommended with all sections of the WVU course PE 179-Orientation to Scuba. Over 5 class sessions taught in the pool, students will have the opportunity to practice skills and knowledge used to be a safe and confident diver. This course will certify you as a Discover Scuba Diver, which allows you to scuba dive anywhere in the world as long as you are accompanied by a current instructor.

In the 5 pool sessions you will learn how to safely enjoy the underwater world. After completing the course you will have a Discovery Scuba Certification, and are on your to earning an Open Water Scuba Diver certification if you want to (with completion of 4 open water dives). These dives are an addition to this course, and dives can be completed with a trip to Florida, locally in WV during the summer months, or anywhere in the world through a referral system. Once certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver, you can dive anywhere in the world without the need of supervision. The Discovery Scuba Certification is the foundation of any diving dream. Should you choose to expand your diving commitment recreationally, technically, or professionally, Dive Tech & Sports can provide the training to get you there.

Instructor: Autumn Jefferson

Pre-Requisite: 200 yard continuous swim and 10 minute rescue float

Location: Lecture Class: Rm 251 Coliseum; Pool sessions: WVU Natatorium
Note: Lecture time 6:00- 7:50 pm and pool time from 8:00 pm -10:00 pm

Fee: $275.00/class
Includes: materials for lecture and pool classes, Discovery Scuba Certification fees, use of equipment for all pool sessions (mask, snorkel, fins, BC, regulators).

SCUBA Diving Section 2
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Dates: January 14 – March 4
Pool Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18. 2/25

SCUBA Diving Section 3
Day: Thursday
Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Dates: January 9 – February 27
Pool schedule: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

SCUBA Diving Section 6
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Dates: March 18 – April 27
Pool schedule: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

SCUBA Diving Section 7
Day: Thursday
Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Dates: March 6 – April 24
Pool schedule: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10. 4/17. 4/24

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