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SCUBA Diver 1 - The PADI Open Water Diver Course at Georgia Tech

Instructor(s): Jim Consuegra, Scott Peters, Jim Greenlee, David Anderson, Patrick McCrary, Chris Simpkins, Paul Campbell, Robbie Krempasky

Padi Open Water Course - Divers on a tag line The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. Breathing underwater transforms you and something you’ll never forget.

It’s hard to put into words, but this is where you start it all.

The GTScuba course at Georgia Tech provides a comprehensive introduction into the sport of recreational scuba diving with a focus on the mastery of diving fundamentals and priority to safety. During the course, you’ll participate in five classroom and five pool sessions.

Meeting the requirements of the classroom and pool work will qualify a student for an Open Water certification experience with a certified PADI instructor. Successful completion there will result in an industry recognized and accepted certification at the level of Open Water Diver.

Venturetrek schedules several instructor led trips throughout the year and qualifying students can register for any of these. Please note that class size is limited to 10 students.

COURSE MATERIALS & TRAINING EQUIPMENT- Students will each receive the PADI Open Water Crew Pak(imperial version) and use of diving equipment required for the class.

PREREQUISITES Participants must demonstrate a basic swimming ability (200 meter swim and a 10-minute water tread), be at least 12 years old (must be accompained by a parent if under 16), meet the medical requirements associated with diving and have a genuine desire to learn about the amazing sport of SCUBA diving..

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