>> I am taking a class next quarter at my university called skin and
>> scuba diving. Here's my question. It says in the description that
>> after additional dives outside of class you will be certified. What
>> kind of certifacation is it? If I am asking this in the wrong
>> newsgroup sorry! I just was wondering. I guess I could wait till class
>> and ask, but I figure somebody on here would know. By the way I go to
>> Wright State U. in Dayton,Ohio if that means anything. Thanks!
>PADI has a course called "Skin Diver", which is just learning to
>use mask, snorkel and fins, but not scuba gear. Don't know if that
>helps you any. This course is fun (I enjoy teaching it as well),
>but requires a separate course, eg. PADI's Open Water Diver to
>become a certified scuba diver.
>Don't worry about posting your question in the wrong place - this
>is better for this particular question than rec.basketball or
>something like that.
This is my guess, it is only a guess.
Based on the title of the course I would say the first part of the
course is skin diving. This probably last 2-4 weeks. The rest of the
class is SCUBA diving. Since part of the semester (assumption you are
on the semester system) is done with this is OW. (Here OW and Advanced
are covered in one semester, each has 6 or 7 weeks). Further, the
grade in the course is based on the classwork, while for certification
you are required to make the necessary dives outside of class, usually
on weekends. (That is how it is done here.)
This is what I would expect from the class.
ps Have fun and if you would be so kind, email me and let me know
if I am right or wrong.
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