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PHE 271 - Scientific Scuba Diver

2 credit hours - Four hours weekly; eight weeks plus 14 hours of open-water diving.
Allows students to advance their scuba diver skills for scientific underwater research. After successfully completing the course, students will be issued a certification of Scientific Diver by Anne Arundel Community College. This course meets the dive certification prerequisite for classification as a Science Diver by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Additional requirements to obtain dive certification by the NOAA Diving Program include cardiopulmonary resuscitation; first aid and oxygen administration training; completion of a NOAA physical exam; and employment and/or sponsorship by a NOAA unit.

Note: Students must be certified as a recreational scuba diver with a nationally recognized scuba training association. Students will be required to pass swimming competency and medical exams. Students are required to participate in two open-water research dives. The fees for the dives are the student’s responsibility.