Date: Friday 17 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
Report Location: Augusta Armory @ 1500. Follow the USNSCC road signs.
Fort Custer Training Center, Battle Creek, MI
Training Fee: $500.00 online credit card payments
Graduation: Saturday, 25 July 2020 at 1000
Augusta Armory, Fort Custer Training Center
Requirements: NSCC - Must be an E2 or above and 14 years old by 25 July, 2020 and have completed 2nd Class Swim Qualification.
Billets: 16 males & 2 females
NOTE: The training will be posted to Magellan in March 2020. The cadet and unit will have until 15 May to complete the 2nd Class Swimmer Qualification and complete all forms. In addition to the 2nd Class Swimmer Quals the cadet must be able to perform a surface dive in 8 - 10 feet of water swim to the bottom and retrieve a swim block or other sunken item. Registration and online payment will begin 15 May at 0900. Have everything ready to go. This training will fill fast.
Applicates are required to submit a copy of their Certification Card when registering. A SCUBA Diver or Open Water Diver card from any of the certifying organizations is acceptable.
NAUI Advance SCUBA Diver: This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of interest. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world. You’ll also set personal goals such as improving your air consumption rate, maintaining better buoyancy control and reducing the amount of dive weight needed for a dive. Next, we review rescue skills because a prepared diver is a safe diver. During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives. You will complete three core dive skills: night dive, deep dive (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), and underwater compass navigation. plus, three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.
NAUI Enriched Air Nitrox diver: During this course, you will learn how to choose the proper blend of Nitrox for your dive profile, determine maximum depth limits for your Nitrox mixture, analyze your breathing mixture, and plan and safely execute each dive. Your instructor will teach you about the physiology of oxygen and nitrogen; advantages, disadvantages, and risks of nitrox; oxygen toxicity; hazards and precautions of handling oxygen; the concept of Equivalent Air Depth; use of EANx with standard Air Dive Tables; common gas mixing procedures; and more. After your exam, you will complete two dives to receive your Nitrox Diver certification card. Your NAUI instructor will integrate your Nitrox course into your Advance Scuba Diver course!
Due to the safety of all participates cadets must be able to follow directions, pay attention to instructions, and have attention to detail. SCUBA is no place for shenanigans. Disciplinary issues will not be tolerated. One and done.
Must be able to pass 2nd Class Swim Qual, see description below. For the safety of all do no try to gundeck this requirement. You do not need to be a strong swimmer; however you do need to be comfortable in the water. Your first pool session will consist of a swimming evaluation. This is the most strenuous portion of the entire class. The evaluation will be used to determine everyone’s skill level, which will then allow for any course adjustment that may be needed. We are most impressed with people who know how to pace themselves. The evaluation consists of swimming pool laps, treading water, diving to the bottom of the pool, and an underwater swim. After the first session, the pool work is more mentally challenging than physically exerting. Humans instinctively hold their breath underwater, which can lead to serious problems while scuba diving. The skills taught during this course will break the breath holding instinct and allow you ample time to become familiar with the dive gear.
Registration and online payment will begin 15 May 2020 at 0900. Have everything ready to go. This training will fill fast.
Step 1: Ask your unit’s training officer to register you for the training on Magellan (unit officers have credentials for access to Magellan, parents don’t).
Step 2: Complete and sign an NSCTNG001 – this is essential, as we need those “wet” parent/guardian signatures and initials. Your unit’s officers must help with this and upload it to Magellan. Don’t wait!
Step 3: Upload NSCADM 001 pages (7 and 8 only) - Report of Medical History Supplemental to Magellan. Your unit’s officers must help with this. No meds, no med forms needed.
Step 4: Upload the completed dive forms and submit them to the Officer in Charge LCDR John Abel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 5: Upload any ADA Request for Accommodation into Magellan well in advance for review, and COTC approval. An approved Request for Accommodation at the home unit does not automatically apply at the training. Your unit’s officers must help with this.
Step 6: Once LCDR Abel has reviewed your forms and finds them satisfactory you will be given the go ahead to pay the Training Fee, $500 for Basic or Advance Dive (online payment only, details later in this letter). Do NOT make an online payment before LCDR Abel gives, you clearance to do so.
Step 7: A Gilboa Quarry Inc. Liability Release form will be mailed to you. Complete the form and bring it with you to check in. No form, no diving at Gilboa Quarry. Trust me you do not want to miss this experience. https://divegilboa.com/
Step 8: Review our Training Website www.custercadet.com and join the secure Facebook training page at 2020 Fort Custer Combined Training. These are the only places where updates will be posted, and questions answered. Training changes can happen fast and without warning check often.
This is an example of how to complete the Student Record forms. The Gilboa Liability Release form will be mailed to you once the cadet has been approved.
Advance Dive Training Fee includes: