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PHED 1252-Advanced Open Water SCUBA/Adventure Diver

Syllabus Physical Education Division

Advanced open Water Scuba continues the diver's training where the Open Water Certification ends. This course seeks to develop a diver who is confident, safe, relaxed, aware, and more able to enjoy the underwater world. Advanced Open Water Scuba permits the student to be safely supervised, as he reviews and learns new skills to allow him a greater freedom underwater: (1) confidence to dive to deeper depths; (2) night diving experience; (3) boat diving techniques; (4) river diving; (5) ocean diving, currents, and marine environment; (6) underwater navigation; and,(7) search and recovery techniques. This class is an excellent choice for certified divers who have not been diving for a while, and need to regain confidence.

More information on SCUBA classes

Instructor:Ken Balvin, P. A. D. I. Master SCUBA Instructor # 8614
Office:P 206
Phone:972/860-7644
Meeting:Thursday 5:35 - 6:55
Text:PADI--"Adventures in Diving"
  1. COURSE OBJECTIVES
    1. To continue the divers training where his Open Water Certificate ended.
    2. To develop a diver who is confident, safe, relaxed, aware, and more able to enjoy the underwater world.
    3. To safely supervise the Open Water Diver as he learns new skills to allow him a greater freedom underwater.
      1. Confidence to dive to deeper depths
      2. Underwater Navigation
      3. Search and Recovery Techniques
      4. Boat Diving Techniques
      5. Peak Buoyancy Skills
      6. Ocean diving, currents, marine environment
      7. Night diving experience & Limited visibility Experience
    4. To allow students an opportunity for employment, a career, and continuing education by acquiring a high level of certification.
  2. METHODS AND PROCEDURES OF TEACHING COURSE
    1. Active participation in pool and open water training dives
    2. Class discussion & Open Water debriefings
    3. Demonstration
    4. Lecture
    5. Instructional media and handouts
  3. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    1. To complete all open water training dives and receive certification as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, student Amust@ attend scheduled field trips as planned, organized, and agreed upon during the initial class discussions.
    2. Maintain a high level of fitness with a personal aerobic exercise program 15 hours minimum.
    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.
  4. ADVANCED OPEN WATER TRAINING DIVES SCUBA Diver underwater
    1. Core Dives
      Training Dive # 1 - Underwater Navigation
      Training Dive # 2 - Night Dive
      Training Dive # 3 - Deep Dive
    2. Elective Dives
      Training Dive # 4 - Search and Recovery
      Training Dive # 5 - Boat Dive
      Training Dive # 6 - Underwater Naturalist
  5. ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
    1. Scuba lab fee $55.00 -if needed
    2. Travel expenses to lake
    3. Camping fee and park entrance
    4. Wet suit-seasonal, $10-20
    5. Fee for PADI certification card--$20.00
  6. EVALUATION:
    To attain a grade of "A", Excellent, the student must meet the following requirements:
    1. Successfully complete all open water training dives as outlined.
    2. Have all dives initialed by dive master and signed by instructor after documentation in appropriate log book.
    3. Maintain a accurate Fitness Journal.
    4. Score in 80 % or better on the six review sections.
    5. Involvement in class discussion activities.
    6. Score an 80 % or better on the six review sections.
    7. Posses maturity of judgment, practice safe diving habits, and take initiative to fulfill all course requirements.
  7. GRADING FACTORS:
    1. Dives # 1-5 50%
    2. Knowledge Review 20%
    3. Final Exam 20%
    4. Watermanship and stamina 10%
  8. 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.