NAS College SCUBA Program
National Aquatic School has the largest college training program in existence. We conduct a 1 credit hour course at each
of the following colleges and universities:
- Cayuga Community College
- Cazenovia College
- Colgate University
- Hamilton College
- Hobart College
- Ithaca College
- LeMoyne College
- Mohawk Valley Community College
- NY Chiropractic College
- Onondaga Community College
- SUNY at Cortland
- SUNY at Morrisville
- SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
- SUNY Tech
- Syracuse University
- Wells College
Courses are generally offered through the Physical Education Department
and can be found by number in the college course listings. Our courses are taught twice a
semester, four (4) times per year, on each campus. Open water dives are done at our lake
training center on Skaneateles Lake.
Up to 5
courses are offered for course credit:
- Snorkeling and Scuba Introduction
- Open Water Scuba - Entry
level course Lifetime International certification.
- Specialty Diver
Level II program complete with Navigation dives, Night dives and Stress Rescue dives.
- Underwater Photography
both still and video underwater equipment and procedures are taught.
- Introduction to Marine Biology
Taught during Spring Break in the Caribbean.
Our college programs are extremely well attended. The cost of each course
is about half of what off-campus courses would be. Students are allowed to pay for the
course throughout the 8 weeks of involvement.
Each student is given a textbook to keep, and mask, snorkel and fins
will be provided for the duration of the course. All other equipment is
provided for basic instruction.
The entire menu of NAS courses are available to our college community and
they often take one or more after completing those of interest on campus. Students
attending Summer Session get involved with both courses and dive outings on a frequent