Scientific Diving Class Descriptions


345. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC DIVING. (3-3)

Credit 4. Prepare and qualify divers for entry into the TAMUG Scientific Diving Program. Students must pass medical, swimming, skin diving and scuba diving tests. Lectures include diving equipment, physics, physiology, medicine, regulations, environment, emergency and decompression procedures. Prerequisites: BIOL 111, PHYS 201, advanced scuba certification. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. All students must present a current medical examination (which will be provided by the Diving Safety Officer or instructor) completed within the past 12 months, to the instructor before class participation in the pool will be allowed. Prior to using scuba equipment, all students must provide proof of basic certification. Permission of the instructor and the Diving Safety Officer is required before any pool activity takes place. Divers Alert Network insurance, or equivalent, is required.

Taking everything you learned in Introduction to Scientific Diving into the field in Intro to Methods in Research Diving. This is a two week class in which you will get over 20 open water dives in two weeks in Florida. The trip includes a tour of the NAVY dive school, offshore dives, cavern dives, and a seat at the NSS/CDS conference. This is a great way to solidify your diving skills. This class is only offered during the intercessional semester between Spring and Summer I sessions.


350. METHODS IN RE SEARCH DIVING. (2-6)

Credit 4. Survey of research methods and techniques using diving. Lecture and lab designed to train students in safe, efficient use of diving to collect and record data under water for studies primarily in biology, geology, and archaeology. Prerequisites: MARB 345. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. All students must present a completed medical examination (Appendices 1-4 in the TAMUG diving manual) signed by a doc tor, to the instructor before class participation in the pool will be allowed. Prior to using scuba equipment, all students must provide proof of advanced open water certification or equivalent diving experience. Permission of the instructor and the Diving Safety Officer is required before any pool activity takes place. Divers Alert Network insurance, or equivalent, is required.