SCUBA and Marine Science At Seacamp
Learn SCUBA To Study The Reef
Seacamp offers several courses in safe SCUBA diving
and Marine Science to qualified campers.
The courses are designed to give the diver training in SCUBA techniques
so that he/she will be able to safely use SCUBA as a tool for underwater
research. Satisfactory completion of a certification course will earn
the camper a nationally recognized certification card. Certification
will be issued through NAUI. A training record will be issued by Seacamp
upon full completion of the non-certification courses.
JUNIOR SCUBA DIVER: Beginning SCUBA course for campers 13-14 years of age.
SCUBA DIVER: Beginning SCUBA course for campers 15 years and older.
ADVANCED COURSES: There are several levels of intermediate and advanced courses offered. The camper must hold a valid SCUBA certification and pass a preliminary Seacamp SCUBA skills water evaluation.
MARINE INVESTIGATIONS I: The purpose of this marine science course is to employ the use of SCUBA in marine science investigations. This course will consist of various open water dives involving scientific data collection and marine life study. It is designed to give the beginning diver needed experience in ocean diving, basic knowledge of the marine environment, and training in collection of scientific data.
MARINE INVESTIGATIONS II: This course gives the camper training in advanced SCUBA skills and continued training in the collection of scientific data. A camper attending Seacamp for the first time may enter this course only by presenting to the instructor his/her certification cards (SCUBA and lifesaving), a log of at least ten open water dives in the past year, pass a SCUBA check-out to the satisfaction of the instructor and be at least 15 years of age. The dives are designed to give the diver training in advanced SCUBA techniques so that he/she will be able to safely use SCUBA as a tool for underwater research.
ADVANCED MARINE INVESTIGATIONS: This is an advanced marine science course that will make use of SCUBA equipment in the science projects undertaken. It is open to those campers who have satisfactorily completed the MARINE INVESTIGATIONS II course at Seacamp (or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency in the use of SCUBA) and have shown an exceptional interest in the Marine Sciences. The class will conduct special research projects in Marine Biology. Entrance to this course will be by the consent of the instructor(s). Those interested in SCUBA should meet the following prerequisites:
1) Minimum age