SCUBA OpenCourseWare: A Free Course for Becoming a Certified SCUBA Diver by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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MIT offers 'SCUBA,' a free OpenCourseWare that focuses on the skills students need to become certified SCUBA divers. This undergraduate-level course is intended for any student interested in learning how to become a SCUBA diver.

SCUBA: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

SCUBA: Course Description

'SCUBA,' a free OpenCourseWare about becoming certified as a SCUBA diver, is taught by Professor Halston Taylor. This course, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Department, provides instruction for beginning SCUBA divers. The course focuses on topics essential for successful SCUBA diving, with a special emphasis placed on safe diving practices. Other course topics include the differences between cold and warm weather diving, the physics of compressed-air diving, equipment and gear and navigation. This undergraduate-level course is intended for any student interested in getting involved in this exciting sport.

Video files of course lectures are available in Real Media or downloadable mp4 format. To learn more about this course, visit the SCUBA diving certification course page.

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