Overview

Photo Credit: Divemaster Kate Vylet

The OPERS Scuba Program at UC Santa Cruz offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and enjoy scuba diving. Whether you want to explore the Monterey Bay, embark on an underwater research career, or become involved in scuba education, OPERS has the classes for you. The Recreational Scuba Program consists of classes and the "Scuba Slug" Scuba Dive Club. The UCSC Scuba Program was founded by Bob Widman in 1972. All courses are taught under the auspices of National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and the Divers Alert Network (DAN).

                     

When SCUBA classes are offered:

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Basic

Basic

Basic

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Rescue

*Rescue

Rescue

 

**Divemaster

**Divemaster

 

 

***Instructor

DAN Emergency Oxygen

DAN Emergency Oxygen

DAN Emergency Oxygen

* Rescue course is offered during Spring Break.

** Divemaster is a 2-quarter course, beginning Winter quarter, ending Spring quarter.

*** Instructor course takes place the last two weeks in June.