The Skin and Scuba Diving course is an introductory course for individuals interested in learning how to scuba dive. We will cover the basics you will need to know such as safety precautions, equipment care, and the differences between fresh and salt water scuba. You will also learn about the physics and physiology related to scuba diving.
This course will meet twice a week with part of the class being lecture based and another part in pool. Your grade will be evaluated by a combination of participation, knowledge assessments, and skills in regards to scuba diving. This course can be taken to satisfy certain requirements for open water scuba certification (NOTE: This course does not satisfy ALL requirements for scuba certification, only some).
All MOD class sessions are mandatory to receive PADI referral letter for certification
Students must be able to swim .25 miles in 10 minutes, provide bathing suit and towel, and bear cost of required special scuba medical exam.
All scuba equipment is provided by the university, you only have to provide a bathing suit and towel. You may not use your own equipment, we want to avoid any possible contamination to our water chemistry due to outside agents.
Any KNSFHP course meeting in any Ohio State University recreational facility will require the use of a valid BuckID to enter that facility. Failure to present a BuckID will prohibit the student’s entry into the facilities, and therefore, would prevent the student from attending class. This would be considered an unexcused absence.
There are two types of lockers available for use within the R-PAC facility. A limited number of day-use lockers require that you bring your own lock, and that you remove your items by the end of the day. Semester locker rental is available for a fee- please see the RPAC sport shop desk for more information.