Basic week_01 Intro M-S-F Fall 2010

Basic week_01 Intro M-S-F Fall 2010 - PED 102G.1 Basic S...

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Unformatted text preview: PED 102G.1 Basic S cuba We eto theUnde lcom rwate r World Introducing the UT NAUI Scuba Course s Staff introductions. s What is Scuba Certification and what is NAUI? s Paperwork. s Course syllabus overview. s Basic gear: mask, snorkel, fins. UT Instructor Staff s s s s s s s s Randy Beckmann Kat Israeloff Navin Jagannath Jim Jeffries Jac Malloy Todd Newton Peter Oliver David Spindler s Divemasters • Thomas Blom • Evan Kornacki • David Martin What is Scuba Diving? Scuba diving is the most unique adventure sport on earth. s s s SCUBA What is scuba certification? What is NAUI? What is Scuba Diving? Scuba diving is an adventure sport you can pursue almost anywhere in the world. s s s NAUI courses. NAUI specialty courses. UT courses What are the risks of scuba diving? Scuba diving has some risks, and you must understand these before you become a diver. s s s s In any activity, there are risks. A little apprehension is normal. Misconceptions about diving: Risk Awareness video and complete paperwork. Course syllabus Course syllabus http://www.longhornscuba.com/ [and UT Blackboard: https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/] • • Instructor: Peter Oliver Office: Texas Swimming Center (TSC) 2.202 Phone: 512­476­6639 (24/7) Office hours: M & W, noon to 1:00 pm and by appointment (easiest to catch me before or after any lab) e­mail: [email protected] Class meetings Class meetings • Classroom – Tuesdays: 5:00­6:30 PM in Bellmont 328. • Pool Lab Sections – Abnormal lab times/places through September • NO labs this week • Gregory Gym indoor pool (or GRE 4.120) – Normally: • Texas Swim Center (TSC). • Tue 8 pm, Wed 10 am, Wed 1 pm, Wed 8 pm, Mon 10 am, Mon 1 pm, Tue 1 pm Texas Swim Center Texas Swim Center • The TSC is at the far southeast corner of campus. Allow for travel time. • Enter the TSC on the east (uphill) side ­ downstairs. Pool labs Pool labs • You should be dressed out and on the pool deck • • • • at the beginning of your section time. If you have a previous class too far away to be on time, move to a different lab section We must begin on time in order to finish on time. Meet at the south end of the pool. You will need you UT ID card to get into either GRE or TSC. Pool labs Pool labs • NOTE: Our pool lab cycle Does Not Begin on Monday. • Each cycle begins with the Tuesday evening lab (after this class meeting) and ends with the following Tuesday afternoon lab. Lockers at TSC Lockers at TSC • Day­use lockers are available at the TSC. – You must supply your own lock. • A few assigned lockers are available if you have gear you have to leave (like mask and fins). • Locks, swim suits, and other swimming paraphernalia can be purchased at the Texas Aquatics store on the second floor of TSC. Equipment Equipment • All equipment necessary for this course is • furnished (including masks & fins). You are welcome to bring and use your own gear. – We recommend you have your own mask, snorkel, and fins. • These are personal items, and fit, comfort, and familiarity will enhance your learning. – Area dive shops offer package deals. Ask. – If you have your own gear, ask for a locker. Required Materials Required Materials • All reading assignments are from the NAUI Scuba Diver textbook. The text comes in a “NAUI Scuba Diver Educational System” that also contains an personal Activation Code for the new NAUI eLearning program. – A set of NAUI Dive Tables, Logbook, Workbook, etc. • Text materials can be purchased locally at Oak Hill Scuba, 6156 Hwy. 290 W. (discounted price) Oak Hill Scuba has offered to deliver your SDES to campus. – When reading pay special attention to the Magical Mystery Marginal icons. The writing hand or the open book icon means that you should make a point of knowing that fact. Course Purpose and Scope Course Purpose and Scope • This course includes classroom and pool training covering: – – – – – – – – skills for skin and scuba diving diving equipment diving physics medical aspects of diving the aquatic environment diving activities and dive planning diving safety handling diving problems and emergencies Course Purpose and Scope Course Purpose and Scope • For perceived liability reasons, the University • • closes our course with the completion of the classroom meetings and the confined water training. Therefore, the open water training dives and scuba certification are NOT in the university’s course. But, we will offer open water training dives and certification as NAUI Scuba Diver as an additional option outside the University setting near the end of the semester. Certification Options Certification Options 1) Join us in the open water training and certification that • • we have set up for the end of the semester Weekends of November 13­14, November 20­21., and December 4­5. Fees for all equipment, materials, instruction, certification is $115. 2) We can give you a referral form that you can present 3) 4) elsewhere as verification of your readiness for open water training and certification. You can contract for another time with any of the UT scuba instructors (This could include joining in with next semester’s open water training). You could decide that the life of a diver just is not for you. Certification plays no part in your course grade. Swimming Ability Evaluation Swimming Ability Evaluation • Comfort in the water is essential to being a safe diver. At your first pool lab we will ask you to: – – – – Sprint swim 50 yards in 50 seconds Swim a distance of 200 yards, nonstop, any stroke(s) Float/tread water for 10 minutes Swim 50 feet on a single breath (underwater) • If you are unable to complete any of these skills during our first pool lab: – – – Work on your strokes and stamina Perform the skills by the first quiz (week 8). Gregory has recreational swimming virtually around the clock • You must complete the suite of skills if you intend to proceed to certification. You must be medically fit You must be medically fit • You have completed a medical history form. – For your own safety we hope you completed it honestly. • If there are any medical questions (or other • paperwork problems) we will ask you to come see one of us at the end of this class. If questions remain, you will be asked to obtain written approval from a physician. – Contraindications are generally some condition that might cause you to lose consciousness underwater or compromise your breathing underwater. • We are concerned about your own safety as well as that of your future diving partners. Grade Determination Grade Determination • Knowledge (50% of final grade) – Two Quizzes: Count 25% each • Skills and Participation (50% of final grade), based on active lab experiences plus skill development – There is a 3% grade penalty for non­attendance in a lab. – You may miss one pool lab without penalty. • If you miss more than one pool lab, you can make it up by attending • another lab. You must make any up if you want to continue to certification. Missed labs should be made up during the same “lab cycle” if possible (especially early in the semester) • If you are trying to make up a missed lab, preference is given to students who are registered in the specific section. – Pool lab attendance is tracked with a sign­in sheet. – If not contagious, you can sign in as “present” and observe. (IF YOU DON’T SIGN IN, YOU ARE NOT THERE.) Nota bene Nota bene • If you plan to continue to certification with us, you must: – Have a grade of “B” (80%) on Exam 1 (the NAUI Scuba Diver exam). – Have missed no more than one pool lab. (Any misses beyond one must have been made up.) • Exam 2 (at the last regular class meeting) will include material in the textbook as well as information presented in class and/or labs that is beyond the information in your texts. Health and Fitness s Good health is important for diving. s You should refrain from scuba diving if you are not well. The best way to maintain fitness for diving is diving or swimming. Medications and scuba diving do not always mix. s s What’s Next? Scuba diving is one of the best activities that you will ever enjoy. s Certification as a diver is your License to Learn. Basic Diving Equipment Mask Snorkels Fins Boots • • • Purpose Selection Equipment Care Student Performance: By the end of this lesson you will be able to: s s s Describe how to select diving equipment. List the basic equipment you need to go skin diving. Explain how to care for basic diving equipment. Buying Scuba Equipment There are several reasons to go to a diving retailer. s You can see and wear gear before you buy. s Scuba retailers can help you with adjusting the equipment. s Scuba retailers provide instruction for specialized gear. s Scuba retailers will service equipment. s Scuba retailers rent equipment. s Scuba retailers are your source for scuba cylinder fills and last minute required items. Basic Personal Equipment Comfort and Fit are extremely important! • Mask • Snorkel • Fins • Boots Masks s s s s Enable you to see underwater. Most important is that the mask fits your face and is comfortable. Some of the features of masks are essential: There are many optional features. Some include: New Masks s The lenses are covered with a thin film of preservative/lubricant. s You can use toothpaste, SofScrub, or cleanser to remove the protective film. s Each time you use your mask you will need to prepare it. • Commercial defoggers are available. • In a pinch, saliva works well. Snorkels s s s s Enable you to breathe normally while you watch the beauty below. There are a few basic features: Optional features include: The most important things to consider: Fins s s s s s Enable you to move easily through the water. Two basic types: heel-strap and full-foot. Blade designs vary. Should fit snugly without pinching. If you are using fins that require boots, try them on at the same time. Boots (a.k.a. “booties”) s s s s Provide protection and warmth for your feet. Normally required with heel-strap fins Made from neoprene wetsuit material. Should fit snugly but comfortably. Equipment Maintenance s s s s s Maintaining all gear is simple. Rinse it with fresh water. Do not leave it in direct sunlight. Make sure it is dry before storing it away. Inspect it regularly, especially before a dive trip. • Check straps carefully for splitting and deterioration. Review on Basic Equipment What have you learned so far? s s s s What are the two most important features for the selection of your basic equipment? What is one feature not essential in a dive mask? What are factors that can reduce the ease or efficiency of breathing through a snorkel? What are two types of fins, and which would you choose? Start-up lab section schedule s s This week: No lab section meetings Sept. 7 - 14: CPR (sign-up sheets for GRE Pool meeting times) • Labs meet in GRE 4.120 s Sept. 14 – 21: Pool 1 • GRE Pool s Sept. 21 – 28: Pool 2 • GRE Pool s Sept. 28 : Hopefully TSC will be ready. • (If not, there is a Plan B) BEFORE YOU LEAVE: I f your nam is calle com se whoe r calle your e d, ee ve d nam e ...
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