Los Angeles County Underwater Instructor Certification Course 2009

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Posted by Chris Knight on November 03, 2008 at 13:10:09:

Dates were formally announced today by the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Departments Underwater Unit for the 2009 Underwater Instructor Certification Course (UICC). Started in 1954, UICC is the oldest and most respected instructor-training course in scuba today.

The current UICC program, the most thorough available in diving, is a 14 week course designed to challenge and prepare candidates to safely open the underwater world to new aqua-explorers. This singularly unique program features over 150 hours of intensive training. With over 90 hours of pool and ocean training, the program also features 60 hours of classroom lecture and training featuring top experts in the science and theory of diving such as Dr. Glenn Egstrom, Jim Stewart, Karl Huggins, and Jeff Bozanik. Also included are in the program are training trips to Catalina Island and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

A free workshop for 56 UICC will be held Saturday, November 22 at Victoria Park Pool in Carson and with tryouts being held December 21 and 22 at Redondo Beach, Veteran's Park. Both sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. There is no charge for the pre-test and full-ocean gear is required.

The formal program begins Saturday, January 3 at the prestigious Los Angeles Athletic Club in Downtown Los Angeles at 8:00 a.m.

With over 50 years of dive training experience, the first is still the best.

Please see below for more course details. For more information or to register, contact Tiffani Fenderson at 310-965-8258 or tfenderson@parks.lacounty.gov

November 22: FREE UICC Workshop @ Victoria Park Pool in Carson @ 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
December 21: FREE UICC Tryout @ Victoria Park Pool in Carson, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
December 22: FREE UICC Tryout @ Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.( Near the corner of Catalina Ave &Torrance Blvd.) Two Blocks West of P.C.H.

REGISTRATION DATE: Saturday, January 3, 2009
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
PLACE: Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90014


Course Includes:
Professional lectures featuring top dive industry experts.
Over 125 hours of pool, ocean & classroom training.
Training and lecture weekend at SCRIPPS INSTITUTION of OCEANOGRAPHY in SAN DIEGO.
Fee includes Tuition, Boat Dive and Transportation to Catalina
Introduction to Public Safety Divers Training
Membership into the LA County Underwater Instructors Association.

Course Pre-requisites:
21 years of age, 50 logged dives & diver rescue certification
Candidates will need the complete NAUI Library Book Set #96000 (not included in the course fee)

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