Cost categories are divided as follows: GSU Student/Recreation members/non-member.

This entry-level class prepares you for your certification dives as a SCUBA diver. Prerequisites include a 50 foot underwater swim, a 9 minute nonstop swim of 300 yards, a survival float for 10 minutes and a snorkel 440 yards without stopping (conducted the first night of class). Swim suits, note-taking materials, towels, a container for contacts and a lock for a locker must be brought to the first class. The SCUBA diver candidate supplies mask, snorkel, booties, fins and textbooks. Current GSU students may use GSU snorkeling equipment although it is strongly encouraged that students purchase their own. Non GSU students should purchase snorkel equipment after the first class. GSU will provide all the SCUBA equipment for all participants. A minimum of 7 of the 8 classes must be attended and the first and last classes are mandatory. Open water training dives on the Marathon Florida Keys trip are required for certification. Non-members MUST be certified on the GSU Marathon trip. (No Referrals will be issued to non-members). The cost for the Marathon, Florida Keys open water training dives is additional.

Date: Check back near the end of summer for our fall dates
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Instructor: Melissa Buchheit
Limit: 10

SCUBA Assisting
This opportunity is for those people who are certified in SCUBA and would like to assist with current SCUBA classes. All assistants in training must participate in the skills review, which will be held on the third night of the listed SCUBA class. If you have not been diving within the year, you must participate in a refresher class, at your own cost, prior to assisting. There is no charge for assisting. Assistants may accrue credit hours to use for class discounts. See specific classes for information.

If it has been a year since your last dive you are required to participate in a refresher class. (You can take a refresher class through a local dive shop.) All participants are required to show proof of dive experience along with your certification card at the time of the departure.

Marathon, Florida
This certification/pleasure trip consists of six days and five nights. Transportation, lodging and two boat trips are included. The Key Colony Beach Motel is located on the beach! Each room has a refrigerator. The trip price is based on 3 people per room.

Dates: Check back near the end of summer for our fall dates
Returns: TBA
Cost: Member, non-diver: $340
Member, pleasure diver: $450
Member certifying diver: $510
Others: add $50 to listed cost
SCUBA gear rental:
GSU students: free
Others: $25

Important deadlines:
Deposit: $100, due TBA
Final payment: due TBA
payable at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center

Leader: Melissa Buchheit
Detailed information sheet available at the Touch the Earth Desk