Please read these tips before you sign up:
- Clarify any questions you have before you sign up for a course
- Read the refund deadline and be aware there are no transfers to a different semester course
- You must attend all course dates listed for completion of the course
- These scuba courses involve both classroom and pool sessions
- These courses prepare you for NAUI certification
- Fees include pool instruction, lectures, and equipment
- Fees do not cover open water dives (approximately $280 through private arrangements with the instructor)
- If you have medical conditions, consult a physician prior to enrolling in a course (epilepsy and asthma are conditions that unfortunately prohibit you from enrolling)
For more information about the Scuba program please contact Terry Danko at email@example.com.
Beginning Scuba (4 day course)
This course is completed in four quick days and will give you scuba basics to send you on your way to achieving NAUI certification. The course will run twice a week for two weeks. Class meets at night, from 6 – 10 pm.
The first class meets in the Outdoor Program Office on the first floor of the Recreation Center located next to the equipment checkout desk. You will need to bring a swimsuit, t-shirt and socks for pool, and paper and pen.
Times: 5-8 pm pool; 8-10 pm OP Classroom
Number of Participants: 8
Fee: $85 Rec Member $150 Non-Rec Member
Need a review on your diving before heading to the blue waters? This class helps you refresh your scuba skills and can be arranged through the Outdoor Program office.
- You will attend the first day of a Beginning Scuba course.
- You must bring your current Open Water Certification to the class.
- You will be in both the classroom and the pool.
You must contact the course instructor, Terry Danko at firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to be signed up for your refresher course.
Number of Participants: 10
The academic portion of this course stresses physics and physiology with relation to diving, navigation and rescue techniques. Diving organization, safety aspects and emergency procedures are also part of the curriculum.
- Course Format: 4 lecture sessions with pool time as needed to finish skills. Advanced pool skills will be taught and evaluated. All the class dives are in open water consisting of 14 separate dives. Open water dives will be done in conjunction with basic open water dives done at various locations.
- Fees: in addition to the CU fee there is a $75 open water and equipment fee. Each location for the open water has a different cost ranging from $30 to $200 depending on location, lodging and facility admission fees. Master Diver Text and workbook must be purchased cost approx. $75. An $18 NAUI registration fee is required upon completion of the course.
- Equipment: all necessary equipment is provided except MSF and boots student responsibility.
Pre-requisite: Basic open water certification
Number of Participants: 20
Scuba Rescue Diver
The academic portion of this course consists of rescue techniques, accident prevention, dive control and organization. Basic medical treatment and first aid for diving accidents are also covered.
- This course is taught as a precursor for the Divemaster program.
- Current 1st aid and CPR certifications required. Introduction to Oxygen first aid will be presented.
- Pool skills will teach identification of problems and rescue techniques.
- Openwater consists of 3 dives demonstrating proper rescue techniques. In addition to the CU fee there is a $75 open water and equipment fee. Text and workbook required cost $115. Open water dives are done in conjunction with basic open waters, fees vary depending on location from $30–200. An $18 NAUI registration fee is required upon competition of the course.
- All necessary equipment provided except MSF and boots.
Pre-requisite: Advanced open water certification.
Number of Participants: 20
Scuba Divemaster Program
The Divemaster program is the first step in Scuba Diving Leadership training. By being involved with scuba training from the Basic Course level through Diver Rescue Training, the divemaster student receives a well-rounded exposure to Divemaster Training. The course lasts one year and requires assistance in pool classes and open water training dives.
- There is no fee in addition to the CU-Boulder fee until program is completed and student applies for D/M certification. At that time a $130 open water and equipment fee is due along with an NAUI Registration fee of approx. $130
- Divemaster required academic materials, textbooks and guides( Divemaster Library) Cost approx. $375.
- Students must provide their own MSF and wet suit.
Prerequisite: Rescue Diver certification
Number of Participants: 20
NAUI Instructor Program
This is the final step in scuba diving leadership training. It results in certification as an open water scuba instructor through National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). The program involves teaching theory and training, pool and open water teaching skills, equipment maintenance, and class organization along with safety techniques.
- Course registration cost is $60.
- Additional costs $750 open water equipment fee. Instructor library approx. $1150. NAUI reg fee approx. $220 upon completion of course.
- All students at this level must have their own personal dive equipment including a 7mm wet suit or dry suit.
- Course will take one year for completion.
Prerequisite: Divemaster certification.
To register for this course please contact Terry Danko at Terry.Danko@colorado.edu.
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