CSULB Shark Lab
** Forms are available on the OSI Diving Program website, or contact OSI.
** CPR, First Aid and O2 training will be available as part of the course
A visual inspection of all dive equipment will be conducted on the first day. Equipment deemed “unsafe” or NOT in good working order, will not be allowed for use in the course.
Questions should be directed to Jim Cvitanovich, OSI Diving Safety Officer, 820 South Seaside Avenue, Terminal Island, CA 90731. Cell: (310) 560-9917, SCMI: (310) 519-3172. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIM TEST REQUIREMENTS
There will be a swim evaluation at the beginning of this course. This evaluation will include:
***IMPORTANT: ANYONE WHO DOES NOT 100% SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE SWIM TEST ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE.
APPOINTMENTS MAY BE MADE TO TAKE THE SWIM EVALUATION EARLY. This is advised for students who have any doubt as to whether they will be able to successfully complete each of the skills listed above. An early evaluation will give the student a chance to see where he/she needs improvement, and time to work on these skills before the course begins. Any student who successfully completes the swim evaluation early, will be excused from the test on the first day of the course.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT LIST
__ Swimsuit and towel for swim test & pool scuba check-out
__ Pen, paper, etc. for taking notes
__ Mask, fins, snorkel
__ Wetsuit (6-7mm or ¼”, with hood, is recommended)
__ Buoyancy Control Device
__ Weight belt
__ Tank and Backpack
__ A second Tank is advisable and could be rented for specific days
__ Submersible Air-Pressure Gauge (tank pressure)
__ Depth Gauge
__ Timing Device (Dive Watch, Computer, etc.)
__ Dive Knife or other cutting device (e.g., scissors)
__ Underwater Compass
__ Underwater Slate
__ U/W “goodie” bag
__ Dive Log
__ Dive Tables (whichever you are used to using)
__ Gear Bag (for carrying dive gear to and from sites, and possible storage at Catalina)
DIVING WEB PAGE: http://www.csulb.edu/web/labs/sharklab/divingprogram/index.html