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Working Diver Training Course Lessons

The NOAA Working Diver course includes approximately 75 hours of classroom instruction in various theoretical aspects of diving. Specific topics taught during the course are listed below.

1. Miscellaneous Topics

  • Introduction To NOAA Diving Program
  • Intro To The Aquatic Environment
  • Hazardous Aquatic Animals

2. Diving Physics and Physiology

  • Diving Physics & Physiology, Part I
  • Diving Physics & Physiology, Part II
  • Calculating Dive Physics, Part I
  • Calculating Dive Physics, Part II
  • Calculating Dive Physics, Part III
  • Calculating Dive Physics, Part IV
  • Circulation And Respiration

3. Diving Equipment

  • Skin Diving Equipment & Techniques
  • Scuba Diving Equipment, Part I
  • Scuba Diving Equipment, Part II
  • Charging Cylinders
  • Variable-Volume Drysuits
  • Visual Cylinder Inspection

4. Diving Techniques and Procedures

  • Scuba Diving Procedures
  • Navigation & Search Techniques
  • Work Techniques And Tools
  • Dive Platforms
  • Polluted Water Diving
  • Dive Planning
  • Dive Specialties
  • Ship Husbandry
  • Enriched Air Nitrox

5. Decompression Sickness and Treatment Tables

  • Introduction To Decompression
  • USN, Decompression Tables, Part I
  • USN, Decompression Tables, Part II
  • Hyperbaric Chambers & O2 Therapy

6. Dive Accident Management

  • Rescue Techniques
  • Dive Accident Management
  • Scuba First Aid, Part I
  • Scuba First Aid, Part II

7. Dive Regulations

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