2How 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 1706addresses: andMobile phone no.: TBA (To Be Announced)Web info:
3Course DescriptionThe 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.
4PrerequisitesSwimming skills:Survival swim for 10 min.Finish 400 m in 10 min.Underwater, swim 15 m on one breath with no push-off or dive.
5PrerequisitesSnorkeling skills:Finish 800 m in 18 min.Underwater, swim 18 m on one breath with no push-off.Recover a 4.5 kg from 3m of water.On the surface, transport a diver of equal size 37 m.Bring a skin diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from about 3m of water.
6Teaching MethodsLectures 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.
7Text BookNAUI Scuba Diver by Peter Oliver and Mike Williams. National Association of Underwater Instructors.Reference: 空氣水肺潛水學 （蘇焉編著）
8GradingGrades are determined by both lecture exams (50%) and swimming pool/field practices (50%).
9Class 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.
10Class 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.
11Class 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.
12Other RulesBe in the class on timeEvery Friday 9:10 – 12:00 pm.No mobile phone during the class
13Other RulesNo foods in the class, drinks are fine.No dozing, dropping, and nodding off.
14This schedule is subject to change according to the actual condition. Lecture ScheduleThis schedule is subject to change according to the actual condition.
15Lecture Schedule Week No. Topics Remark 1 Syllabus, Introduction to the course and schedule2Swimming pool pre-test3Ch-1, 2 Introduction and Diving EquipmentCh-3 Diving Skills (Video Demonstration)4Ch-4 Diving ScienceCh-5 Decompression, Dive Tables, and Dive Computers5Ch-6 Dive Planning and RecordingCh-7 Problem Solving6Ch-8 Diving EnvironmentCh-9 Diving ActivitiesExamination (lecture material)
16Lecture Schedule Week No. Topics Remark 6 Swimming Pool Practice 7 8 9 10-18Ocean/Field Practice