uss oriskany diver speciality course
of the course
purpose of the uss oriskany diver specialty course is to familiarize
divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures,
techniques, problems, hazards, history and enjoyment of diving the
uss oriskany. training emphasizes fun, knowledge development and
goals of the training are
develop the student's historical knowledge of the uss oriskany.
develop the student's theoretical knowledge of diving a deep site
in an open ocean environment.
enable the student to safely plan, organize and execute multi-level
no decompression dives in an environment where it is possible to
exceed recreational diving limits.
enable the student to survey and locate key ship locations and associate
these locations to historical events or functional activities aboard
the uss oriskany.
improve the student's diving abilities, dive plan management and
buddy team skills.
oriskany diver course requirements
naui or padi advanced scuba diver or certification as an advanced
scuba diver by a naui or padi recognized agency is required. equivalent
certification is defined as proof of an advanced certification with
a minimum of five specialty training dives.
wishing to complete the uss oriskany diver certification must have
a minimum of 20 logged dives. advanced scuba divers must have completed
two logged dives within the last year.
minimum age requirement is 15 years of age.
confined water or additional open water training may be added at
the discretion of the instructor conducting this specialty course.
as a pre-assessment before the course begins, a confined or open
water session may include a scuba skills review. students may be
asked to demonstrate equipment set up, entry skills, buoyancy control,
ascent, and exit skills.
the student-to-instructor ratio is a maximum of 8:1.
dive training includes two scuba dives. dives are conducted at depths
equal to or less than 130 feet.
training is conducted at depths of 120 ft. or less. at no time will
training be conducted at depths exceeding 130 feet. student's exceeding
130 feet on computer or recording depth gauge will not receive credit
for the dive.