Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHED 134 - Skin and Scuba Diving

This course provides the novice swimmer with the minimum knowledge and skills necessary to participate in open water scuba diving activities without direct leadership supervision. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, the student will receive an entry-level scuba diver certification. Students must purchase fins, mask, snorkel, and six to eight pound weight belt for the course. PREREQUISITE(S): Recent physical examination and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /READ 099 . Ten sessions (one hour lecture, two hours laboratory) plus field trip for open water dives. Formerly PE 138.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in applied sciences related to scuba diving.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of how use diving equipment in appropriate diving environments.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of diving safety including such topics as environmental orientation, air consumption, navigation and deep water diving.
  • Perform basic confined water skills (swimming, skin diving and scuba diving skills).
  • Perform basic open water skin diving and scuba diving skills.
  • Complete all of the tasks necessary to be eligible to earn a Scuba diving certification.


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