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UW-MILWAUKEE SCUBA EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Course Schedule

SPTREC 289-106, Course 20673

See the following for additional information about this class:

To Sign Up: See PAWS for course SPTREC 289–106 (Course 20673).

Important: This course follows the PADI Enriched Air Diver curriculum. All portions of the course must be in compliance with PADI standards. Variations in the way the course is conducted may not be possible.

Prerequisites for Training

All divers participating in the Advanced Open Water program must:

Required Training Materials

  • PADI Equipment Maintenance eLearning Touch (included in course fee)

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Aquatic Adventures, Inc. Orientation and class summary. Pick up books and complete paperwork.

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Aquatic Adventures, Inc. Equipment care and maintenance: masks, fins, snorkel, exposure suits.

Wednesday, November 13

No class. DEMA break.

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Aquatic Adventures, Inc. Equipment care and maintenance, principles and operation: BCDs, weights, and scuba cylinders.

Wednesday, November 27

No class. Thanksgiving break.

Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 a.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Aquatic Adventures, Inc. Equipment care and maintenance, principles and operation: regulators and instruments (gauges and dive computers).

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Lab Part 1: Cylinder Inspections, BCDs.
Lab Part 2: Regulators, Dive Computers

UWM RENTAL POLICY: Students will be issued life support equipment for confined water dives. There is no charge for using this equipment. All rented equipment may be used only by the student it is issued to and only for purposes of scuba training in this course. Use for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Any student found in violation of this policy will be expelled from class and all course fees will be forfeited.

During the time of rental, students are responsible for the proper care of the rented gear as outlined in the PADI Open Water Diver manual. Students will be charged for any damage to equipment that is the result of negligence, including exposure to heat or cold. Students will also be charged for the return of equipment that has not been properly rinsed following open water training.

Students who pick up equipment and then fail to show up for open water training must return their gear by 4:00 p.m. on the next day. Any student who fails to return gear at the appropriate time will be charged the standard rental charge for each day the equipment is late. No certifications or university grades will be issued to students who fail to return their gear or have outstanding balances with Aquatic Adventures, Inc. that are the result of late returns or damage due to negligence. Equipment that is not returned within 3 business days of the return date will be considered stolen and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

UWM POLICIES AND FEES: All University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee students are required to familiarize themselves with the schedules, policies, and fees associated with scuba training by reading through the material provided here. Aquatic Adventures will not be responsible for any inconveniences or issues arising from students claiming to be unfamiliar with the material provided for their benefit on this website.