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 This training will only accept 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.
Basic Dive: Earning your NAUI Scuba Diver Certification card is an accomplishment for which you will rightfully feel proud and you will be ready to begin a lifetime of underwater adventures and discovering.
During your NAUI Scuba Diver class, you will learn about modern dive equipment, diving sciences, responsible diving practices and the environment. Diving skills will be taught and practiced first in the comfort and convenience of a confined water environment and finally during your open water training dives with your NAUI Instructor.
Instruction will be at Fort Custer, a local High School pool, and Gull Lake. There will be an open water dive at Gilboa Quarry in Northwest Ohio.
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.
NAUI vs PADI vs SSI: These are the top scuba certification agencies in the USA. NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors.) Even though PADI is the largest agency (think Walmart) NAUI has a much better program. Standards are higher and the agency is respected highly within the industry. NAUI is the oldest certifying agency in the USA but was nonprofit for many years, thus why they are not as big as PADI. Regardless of size, your NAUI scuba certification is ACCEPTED WORLDWIDE and it is GOOD FOR LIFE, it never expires. SSI is also a good agency but can be limiting if you want get into shipwreck diving and ice diving.
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. 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.
Basic Dive Training Fee includes: