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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Scuba Diver (SOC 253)


50 hours (1 week).

SUNY Maritime College Pool, Bronx, NY; Dutch Springs Dive, Bethlehem, PA; Ocean Dive, Rockaway, NY.

May 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will hone their dive skills and assume an increased role in planning and organizing dives.  Students apply reinforced skills in various conditions of increased difficulty- including: night or low visibility, deep water dives, search and recovery, and surf diving or current diving.


Instruction for the class includes both lecture and practical experiences. This 50-hour course reinforces basic skills, dive planning, dive safety and physiology, skills mastered in Open Water Diver (SOC 251). It also provides an increased role in dive planning and dive practice with an increased degree of difficulty. NOTE: Course requirements exceed the number of dives mandated by National Association of Underwater Instructors NAUI. Prerequisite: Open Water Diver (SOC 251) or equivalent.

Credit recommendation: 

Credit recommendation:  In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, Recreation, or Fire Science (6/18).