PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Updated COVID-19 Requirements effective August 15, 2021

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please refer and adhere to all posted signage for specific areas inside the Student Development Complex.

Fall 2021: October 8-10 Plus Marquette Diving Days (choose October 16-17 OR October 23-24)

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must sign a liability waiver, concussion awareness form, and PADI required forms (liability release assumption of risk, medical statement, and statement of understanding) prior to participation. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

This course includes 10 hours of academic instruction (may be completed, all or in part, independently), 5 hours in confined water (SDC Pool), and 4 certification dives (Marquette). Also, following registration, course books will be provided to students where worksheets will need to be completed prior to the first class. Class size is limited.

Location

SDC Room 237/Pool, Open Dives in Marquette

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Dates/Times

Friday, October 8  5:00-8:00pm SDC Room 237
8:00-10:00pm SDC Pool
Saturday, October 9   8:00-10:00am SDC Pool
12:00-4:00pm SDC Room 237
5:00-10:00pm SDC Pool
Sunday, October 10  8:00-10:00am SDC Pool
10:00am-12:00pm SDC Room 237
Saturday-Sunday, October 16-17 OR
Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24
Open Dives in Marquette (exact location & time TBA)
Open Dives in Marquette (exact location & time TBA)

Activity Level

Moderate

Special Requirements

Appropriate swimwear (bathing suits, no cutoffs or street clothes) and a towel. Must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Cost

$475/person (includes all instruction, fees, and training materials)

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Deadline to register: September 24, 11:59pm


About the Instructor

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been introducing people to the underwater world since 2001. He holds 14 professional SCUBA certifications and has been presented with PADI’s Elite Instructor Award each year since its introduction in 2013.  He loves sharing his passion for SCUBA with his students and takes great joy in watching them experience their first breath.

Email: sthomas@nmu.edu