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Physical Education Division
PHED-1100-43500 PADI DIVEMASTER

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CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Designed for the diver who seeks additional training as an instructional assistant, responsible foe the organization, teaching, and safety of students enjoying PADI Scuba Diving courses.

Using the textbooks: PADI Divemaster Manual, the PADI Rescue Diver Manual,and Scuba Equipment Care and Maintenance, the PADI Divemaster training fulfills these instructional goals: (1) enable the candidate to organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based; (2) enable the candidate to effectively act as an instructional assistant to teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor(or higher); (3) develop the theoretical diving knowledge and practical diving skill of candidates to a level sufficient to become an instructor; and, (4) encourage and prepare candidates for instructor level training and/or employment in the diving community. The divemaster training consists of three phases or modules that include watermanship and skills assessment; knowledge development; and, practical application-internship.
INSTRUCTOR:KEN BALVIN, PADI MASTER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR #8614
Office:P206
Office Phone:972/860-7644
Class Meeting:Thursday 7:05-8:25 pm, Lab to be arranged
Text:PADI DIVEMASTER MANUAL
PADI RESCUE DIVE MANUAL
SCUBA EQUIPMENT CARE AND MAINTENANCE

GOALS OF PADI DIVEMASTER TRAINING ARE TO:

  1. Enable the candidate to organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land - and boat- based.
  2. Enable the candidate to effectively act as an instructional assistant to teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (Or higher).
  3. Develop the theoretical diving knowledge and practical diving skill of candidates to level sufficient to become an instructor.
  4. Encourage and prepare candidates for instructor- level training, and /or employment in the diving community.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver or an equivalent rating.
  2. Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or an equivalent rating.
  3. Be 18 years of age or older.
  4. Be in good physical condition for diving and submit an approved medical exam-form, from a physician.

COURSE STRUCTURE: Dolphins

DIVEMASTER training consists of three phases or modules that include:

  1. Watermanship and skills assessment.
  2. Knowledge development
  3. Practical application - internship.

MODULE ONE:

  1. Watermanship and stamina
    1. 400-yard swim (under 10 minutes = 3) 8,6
    2. 15-minute tread (s minutes with hands out)
    3. 800 -yard snorkel swim ( under 17 minutes= 3) 15, 13
    4. 100-yard inert diver tow (under 4 minutes = 3) 4,5
MODULE TWO
  1. Dive planning
  2. Dive management and control
  3. Supervising students in training
  4. Physics
  5. Physiology
  1. Equipment
  2. Skills and environment
  3. Dive tables
  4. First aid

ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE:

  1. An emergency assistance plan for diving emergencies in the local area.
  2. A map of the shoreline and underwater terrain of local open water training site selected by the instructor.
  3. As part of the requirements for this class, I realize that I will be participating in some unsupervised, off campus activities. I agree to accept all responsibility for liability.

MODULE THREE: Internship

To fulfill this requirement, the candidate is to serve as an instructional assistant during all PADI pool sessions and ten PADI Open Water training sessions.

GRADING FACTORS:

  1. Attendance - No one who has missed more than one class meeting will be eligible for a grade of A, "Excellent". Anyone missing 3 classes will be required to drop the course.
  2. Nine part written exam.
  3. Watermanship and stamina.
  4. Internship evaluation.

Each factor is 25 % of students final grade.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

If you wish to drop this course for a grade of "w", note the final drop date for the college and obtain and complete the proper form Withdrawing from a course is a formal procedure which you must initiate. I cannot do it for you. You may do this in Admissions or Counseling. If you stop attending, you will receive a grade of usually an F.

Students sometimes drop courses when there is help available which would enable them to continue. I hope you will discuss your plans with me if you should feel the need to withdraw.

STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES:

Students requesting accommodation due to the presence of a disability must identify themselves in a timely fashion and demonstrate/document the need for accommodation through the Disability Services Office (DSO). For information regarding the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, contact DSO at 972-860-8348 voice/TDD

The guidelines in this syllabus may be changed, deleted or amended at any time by the instructor.


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