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Open-water Certification Dives
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The scuba certification dives are the culmination of an entry level scuba course that allows the student to demostrate what they have learned and practiced in an open water setting in order to earn their scuba diver certification card. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to do open-water certification dives with a buddy in conditions similar to those where the course takes place.
The overview of this course goes into more details about what is covered during the course. Specific details for this offering of the course are detailed below.
This course is open to all University Park Penn State students, faculty, and staff members who meet the prerequisites for the course.
- Successful completion of the Adventure Recreation Scuba Diver course or the Penn State KINES 45 course
- Letter of referral from your instructor if you took the KINES 45 course.
- Payment in full of the course fee
Note: because of home football games, the certification dives will be done over two consecutive Sundays instead of one single weekend. Participation on both Sundays is mandatory in order to get certified.
Thursday, Sept 12, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm — Equipment rentals at the Natatorium
Sunday, Sept 15, 2013 8am - 6pm — First day of open-water dives
Monday, Sept 16, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm — Partial equipment return at the Natatorium
Thursday, Sept 19, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm — Equipment pickup at the Natatorium
Sunday, Sept 22, 2013 8am - 6pm — Second day of open-water dives
Monday, Sept 23, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm — Partial equipment return at the Natatorium
Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm — Return remaining equipment to the Natatorium
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory! Some exceptions can be made for gear return dates.
$235.00 per person which includes your equipment, transportation, and certification fees. You will need to provide a swimsuit, towel, food, and beverages for yourself.
There is a minimum of 3 students required to run the course at this price. If 3 students are not enrolled by the deadline, any students signed up will be given the opportunity to pay an additional $165 each to do the dives or receive a full refund.
Additional information on the course cost, what's included, and information on using your own equipment.
Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at noon!
Registration ends Friday, September 6, 2013 at noon!
How to register
Registration is done in person at the Adventure Recreation Center
You need to pay the full course fee in cash to secure your spot in the class.
Payments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis from the first 8 people.
Questions or concerns
If you have reviewed this page and the Certification Dives overview and have additional questions or concerns, please contact the course instructor listed at the top of this page.