Are you interested in a new hobby that will open the mysteries of the sea? Are you hoping to enrich your college experience with a unique and entertaining course? Whether you’re interested in learning to scuba dive for recreational or educational reasons, community colleges across the country are qualified to provide students with the necessary skills, training, and practice to become a certified diver. These courses are generally open for both registered students, as well as adult community members pursuing continuing education.
How to Get Certified to Scuba Dive
While many community colleges sponsor various scuba clubs, an array of campuses have integrated scuba diving into their physical education and/or science education curriculum options.
- 20% of the course grade is based on Affective Domain (students’ sportsmanship, responsibility, and timeliness)
- 40% of the course grade is based on “Watermanship” (this category includes activities known as “pool labs,” wherein students practice their learned skills and techniques)
- 20% of the course grade is based on quizzes
- 20% of the course grade is based on the final scuba diving exam
Building on the foundational certification courses provided by school such as BCC and LCC, individuals can also enroll in more advanced options geared towards experienced divers.