PAC 242 SCUBA: Open Water

PAC 242 SCUBA: Open Water

Lecture includes physiology, water environment, equipment, and techniques for fundamental SCUBA diving. Laboratory includes practice in techniques, skills, and equipment usage; sessions held in pool and open water. Successful completion of this class will lead to your PADI Open Water SCUBA certification. In order for students to be certified by PADI for open water, they must successfully demonstrate approximately 300 objectives as outlined in the instructor and student manuals.

Additional fee covers most equipment, texts, certification, and open water dive trip.

Divemaster Requirement: Please see the OSU Academic and Recreational Dive Center for more information.


  • Mandatory 200-yard swim, 10-minute survival skills and good health.
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