You are a "Scientific Diver in Training" and can conduct scientific training dives under auspices of SUNY-ESF, in the presence of a certified scientific diver. Now it is time to become a certified diver.
The program includes a minimum of 100 hours of cumulative time of theoretical aspects and practical training in scientific diving practices.
The course will cover:
Practical training will include a check-out dive and at least 11 open water dives (for cumulative bottom time of 6 hours). During these dives practical skills will be taught and evaluated.
At the end of the course, candidates will be examined on a written exam as well as in-water assessment of skills.
This course will be offered in the Fall 2011.