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MSCI 380: Scientific Diving Techniques

Course description

This course will provide an introduction to the techniques for conducting scientific research underwater using SCUBA, including transects, quadrats, behavioral observations, videography and photography, and many others. In addition to lectures and pool training sessions, there will be a significant number of open water dives. The course will provide the 100 hours of required training for scientific divers as prescribed by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). [Prereq: (KIN 282 and KIN 282L with a C- or better) and (Coreq or Prereq: KIN 283 and KIN 283L with a C- or better)]