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1 SCUBA Diving (3 Credits) by Dr. Yusheng M. Huang

2 How to contact Dr. Huang? Location of the office: B1 floor in the Gym and Student Center, next to the table tennis (Ping-Pong) room. Office hour: Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 or anytime by appointment. Telephone no.: ext or addresses: and Mobile phone no.: TBA (To Be Announced) Web info:

3 Course Description The purpose of this course is to provide students with the principles of SCUBA diving including diving equipment, diving skills, diving science, etc… Through practices in the swimming pool and ocean, the students skills and knowledge of diving will be trained and developed. The safety regulations of diving will be emphasized. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the principles of SCUBA diving including diving equipment, diving skills, diving science, etc… Through practices in the swimming pool and ocean, the students skills and knowledge of diving will be trained and developed. The safety regulations of diving will be emphasized.

4 Prerequisites Swimming skills: Swimming skills: 1. Survival swim for 10 min. 2. Finish 400 m in 10 min. 3. Underwater, swim 15 m on one breath with no push-off or dive.

5 Prerequisites Snorkeling skills: Snorkeling skills: 1. Finish 800 m in 18 min. 2. Underwater, swim 18 m on one breath with no push-off. 3. Recover a 4.5 kg from 3m of water. 4. On the surface, transport a diver of equal size 37 m. 5. Bring a skin diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from about 3m of water.

6 Teaching Methods Lectures with PowerPoint slides. In addition, DVD demonstration will also be included. This course requires swimming pool and field/ocean practice as well. Demonstration of SCUBA diving skill will be presented by the instructor/assistant instructors. Both confine and open water training.

7 Text Book NAUI Scuba Diver by Peter Oliver and Mike Williams. National Association of Underwater Instructors. Reference:

8 Grading Grades are determined by both lecture exams (50%) and swimming pool/field practices (50%).

9 Class rules and reminder: Attendance is important. More then two absence without reasonable excuses will result in failure to this course. Completion of the course at the end of the semester will be certified as NAUI scuba diver.

10 Class rules and reminder: Students should possess his/her personal snorkeling instruments including mask, snorkel, boots, wet suit, and gear bag. All students are equally responsible for the class expanse including tank fee and transportation.

11 Class rules and reminder: Students should possess his/her personal snorkeling instruments including mask, snorkel, boots, wet suit, and gear bag. All students are equally responsible for the class expanse including tank fee and transportation.

12 Other Rules Be in the class on time Every Friday 9:10 – 12:00 pm. No mobile phone during the class

13 Other Rules No foods in the class, drinks are fine. No dozing, dropping, and nodding off.

14 Lecture Schedule This schedule is subject to change according to the actual condition.

15 Lecture Schedule Week No. TopicsRemark 1Syllabus, Introduction to the course and schedule 2Swimming pool pre-test 3Ch-1, 2 Introduction and Diving Equipment Ch-3 Diving Skills (Video Demonstration) 4Ch-4 Diving Science Ch-5 Decompression, Dive Tables, and Dive Computers 5Ch-6 Dive Planning and Recording Ch-7 Problem Solving 6Ch-8 Diving Environment Ch-9 Diving Activities Examination (lecture material)

16 Lecture Schedule Week No. TopicsRemark 6Swimming Pool Practice Ocean/Field Practice

17 The End


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