Dive class teaches fundamentals
CHL members attend the classroom portion of the inaugural NAUI Basic Open Water Scientific Dive SCUBA class held 15-24 July. After a grueling 80-hour program over more than 10 consecutive days, 13 ERDC divers graduated and are now members of the ERDC Open Water Scientific Dive team and the US Army Corps of Engineers diving Community of Practice. This inaugural program, the first-ever USACE-taught dive program, was directed by the Portland District Office of Dive / ROV Operations and Safety. After successful completion of academic studies, confined water and open water skill development, graduates earned diving NAUI Open Water, USACE Scientific Diver, Scientific Snorkel and Tender SCUBA endorsements as well as a Dive Office Challenge Coin.

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