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I270 Introduction to Scuba Course (2 cr)

Basic physics and physiology of skin and scuba diving, in both lecture and pool setting.

Good health (I 270 and I 370 may be taken during the same semester).

I 270 Lab fee of $55 will be assessed at time of registration for lecture and pool sessions.

Class Meeting:
Class meets for one 50 minute lecture and for one 50 minute lab per week.

Course Objectives:
Provide student with basic skills and knowledge for snorkle and scuba diving in a controlled environment.

NOAA Diving Manual, 4th edition.

Class Procedure:
One lecture and one pool session attended each week.

Attendance, 2 homework assignments, midterm, final written exam, and pool skill evaluation.

Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences. Upon a fourth absence, points will be deducted for attendance.

IU will provide all equipment for the pool sessions. Students must provide their own swimsuit and towel, lockers can be rented through HPER Recreational Sports.

Charles Beeker, Director Underwater Science
Email to: cbeeker