Scientific Diving Certification Class – FHL, Summer 2013

Friday Harbor Labs
Scientific Diving Certification Class
August 12 – 25, 2013

This non-credit short course includes all the components required to achieve current scientific diving status with the American Academy of Underwater Scientists, www.aaus.org, and the University of Washington, www.uw.edu.

Included will be First Aid/CPR and Oxygen for SCUBA emergencies certifications and a full SCUBA rescue course resulting in PADI certification. Other topics that will be covered in either lecture, lab, or class-discussion format are local subtidal animal and algae identification, SCUBA accident management, small boat handling, and commonly used methods for gathering biological data underwater.

Applications are welcome from undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students from UW or other institutions. Prior marine science experience is recommended but not required. Applicants must be able to show a logbook with a minimum of 20 dives. Students will be required to pass a UW-reviewed physical exam and to have their own SCUBA gear that meets FHL safety standards.

Questions? Please contact Pema Kitaeff: pema@uw.edu
Application deadline: April 15, 2013
Course website: http://tinyurl.com/fhlscidive

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