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MAR 100 Open Water

Any student under medical care or on prescription medication must see the instructor before registering for this course. This is a PADI Open Water SCUBA course that teaches safe diving procedures and the use of diving equipment. The course involves lectures, pool sessions and two weekend days for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. Transportation is not provided for the student for the weekend dives. Laboratory fee: $150.

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Students must show swimming proficiency.

MAR 102 Advanced Open Water

Any student under medical care or on prescription medication must see the instructor before registering for this course. This is a PADI Advanced SCUBA course covering topics on navigation, deep diving (60-100 feet), boat diving and drift diving. The course involves lectures and three weekend days for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. Transportation is not provided for the student for the weekend dives. Laboratory fee: $320.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

PADI Open Water certification (MAR 100) or valid SCUBA certification from a recognized international organization (SSI, NASDS, etc.).

MAR 103 Rescue Diver

Student must be current in first aid and CPR by the first week of this course. Course topics cover SCUBA-related rescue techniques and emergency procedures. The course involves lectures, pool sessions and a one-day weekend dive trip for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. This course is only offered during the second seven weeks of the fall semester. Laboratory fee: $175.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

PADI Advanced Open Water certification (MAR 102) or equivalent valid certification from a recognized international organization (SSI, NASDS, etc.).

MAR 104 PADI Divemaster

Course description: Students learn how to organize and plan safe and successful dives for dive groups, and supervise students in training. PADI Divemaster certification may be applied for through PADI Headquarters after successful completion of the course requirements. The course involves lectures, pool sessions, and a minimum of two weekends of diving. Some SCUBA equipment is provided for use. It is recommended that students have all of their own diving equipment except air tanks. Course offered only during the spring semester. Laboratory fee: $320.

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

PADI Rescue Diver certification (MAR 103). Student must have proof of 20 dives.

MAR 126 Marine Biology

Designed for non-science majors. A survey of marine biology including a discussion of the basic marine environments, natural history of marine animals, special adaptations of marine mammals, elementary marine chemistry, marine plants and their economic importance, and the impact of pollution on marine ecosystems. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience, but is not applicable toward a marine science or biology majors or minors. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 3
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