UGA MARS 4740 Course

What is the MARS 4740 course?

MARS 4740 is an upper level science elective course offered at the University of Georgia. The class is open to all students of all majors. Beyond basic scuba skills, students will have the opportunity to work underwater and develop many different technical skills.

Once completed, students receive 2 upper level science elective credits. Our students learn and experience the following during the course:

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  • Survey a mock shipwreck
  • Talk Underwater using full-face masks
  • Operate underwater scooters
  • Practice using Reels and Measuring tapes underwater

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What are the associated costs?

Lab Fee

This fee covers the cost of scuba gear used throughout the semester and all tank air fills necessary to complete the course.

Equipment Fee

This fee covers the necessary personal equipment for the student including: fins, snorkel, mask, gear bag, and course book. These materials are yours to keep at the end of the course.

*If student already owns mask, fins, and snorkel they may purchase just the course book.

Optional Open Water Certification

Students have the option to complete their full Open Water Certification by accompanying Dolphin Dive Center during one of their monthly dive trips to either: Vortex Springs, Lake Jocassee, or the Florida Keys. Students are not required to pay this fee to complete the MARS 4740 course only if they choose to complete their certification.

This optional Open Water Certification fee is $295. This fee covers the cost of diving fees, instructor fees, certification fees, rental equipment, and park fees for the checkout dive trip, travel not included.