SCUBA Diving

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AQUATICSWelcome to SCUBA diving with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Student Recreation.

If your questions are not answered on this page or you need more information, Please contact Mackenzie Slayton at mackenzie.slayton @hawaii.edu or office number 808- 932-7747.

Sign-Up Details

All Divers or Soon to be divers must complete the Form before signing up for the class.

When Can you sign-up- Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm on normal business days. You only can sign-up the semester you are taking the class.

Where to sign-up- Campus Recreation Office  This is Located in the Student Life Center.

  • Please note it does take about 20 minutes sign-up.

 

Spring 2014 - SCUBA Class

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Open Water SCUBA Class

Open water is for the person who is just starting out as a diver. This class takes you from snorkeling to an internationally recognized certified recreational diver. This is the class you need to be able to go SCUBA diving with a tour company or with your friends!

  • Class One --  January 25th, 26th and February 1st and 2nd (Closed)
  • Class Two —February 1st, 2nd, and 8th,  9th (Closed)
  • Class Three – February 8th, 9th, and 15th, 16th (Closed)
  • Class Four – February 15th, 16th, and 22nd, 23rd (Closed)
  • Class Five – February 22nd, 23rd, and March 1st, 2nd (Closed)
  • Class Six – March 1st, 2nd, and 8th, 9th (Closed)
  • Class Seven- March 8th, 9th, and 15th, 16th (Closed)
  • Class Eight— March 15th, 16th, and 22nd, 23rd (Closed)
  • Class Nine— April 5th, 6th, and 12th, 13th (Closed)
  • Class Ten— April 12th, 13th, and 19th, 20th

Advanced Class Divers Swimming

This class is for certified divers that would like some more diving experience in order to increase their skills and learn some new tricks of the trade. There are five ocean dives with this class. One of the dives will be a deep dive (below 60 feet) and one will be a navigation dive.

Prerequisites: Open Water Certification

  • Class one March 22nd, and 23rd (Closed)
  •  Class two April 19th, and 20th (Closed)
  • Class three April 26th, and 27th ( One space left!)

Rescue DiverDiver Waving

This class teaches you about how to prevent problems and how to help if there is one. This class is for the experienced diver, who goes diving often, and wants to be a better diver and buddy. This class focuses on everything from self-rescue to finding and removing an unconscious diver from the water.

Prerequisites:

  • Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Current Pediatric and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Logged at least 30 dives

Class one- April 26th and 27th


Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

This class teaches you about how to analyze oxygen enriched air mixes and how to safely dive on these mixes. The benefit of this is decreased surface intervals, longer bottom times, and less nitrogen building up in the body.

Must be open water certified

Class one- April 19th, and April 20th


Divers Alert Network and the PADI Oxygen Provider class

These are held on the same day. This class is a must if you are doing lots of diving or planning on working in the diving industry. Please come in and talk to us about the next class.

Held once a month


Divemaster divers signing

This is the first professional level of diving. It is an intensive program including an internship and lots of book work. Upon certification you will be certified to help instructors in classes and lead groups of certified divers.

These are ongoing classes throughout the year.

Prerequisites:  

  • 40 logged dives
  • Rescue diver Certification
  • Current Pediatric and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Current Oxygen Administration

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Common Questions

How much does it cost? Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver classes cost 199 Dollars each.

What does the Price Include? The 199 USD includes your books for the class, your certification card that is internationally recognized plus good for life upon completion of class, your transportation to the dive sites from the Student Life Center and your SCUBA gear rental during class (BCD, Tanks, Weights, Wet-suit, and Regulator set).

How long is the class? The Open Water class is two full weekends. The first two days are book and pool work. The second two days are at the ocean. These are all very long days. Be prepared to spend all day at diving class.

What do I need to bring? Your knowledge reviews in your book completed, a set of good mask/fins/snorkel, two towels each day, swimsuit, pack lunch and lots of water.