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In Scuba Diving, First Thing Taught Is Safety

January 17, 1988

If you want to learn scuba diving, there is only so much you can do in the classroom. Sooner or later you must get wet. So, Gahr High School students who signed up for scuba training got their baptism at the Cerritos Olympic Swim Center. The first subject is safety.

This was the first pool session in the 5-day-a-week class which lasts three weeks. The training is provided free by instructors from Scuba Safety Inc. of Downey, which conducts the course at 26 schools a year. After students pass the scuba safety course, they are on their own to take more advanced training from private sources.

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