Craig High School is Proud to Announce Two New PADI Open Water Divers - P.O.W. Report

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Craig High School is Proud to Announce Two New PADI Open Water Divers

Photos Courtesy of Earl Jeffrey

Kennedy Stumpf and Tristin Trozelle completed the confined water skills, academics and open water dives to become PADI Open Water certified divers. Mrs. Shelby Beck CHS History and Spanish teacher is currently enrolled in the PADI Dive Master internship and acted as a certified assistant during the confined water pool sessions and open water dives.

Previously last month, eleven students from SISD Participated in an AMSEA cold water course May 3rd in Thorne Bay. Students were introduced to immersion suits, PFD’s, EPIRBS, life rafts and USCG onboard Drills. Students over the age of 16 were eligible to receive the USCG onboard drill card and are trained to run drills on a commercial vessel including flooding, man overboard, fire, and abandon ship. The practical application of the skills took place at the harbor in Thorne Bay with the students role-playing the emergency scenarios. The course was taught by Earl Jeffrey USCG Drill Instructor and assisted by Megan Fitzpatrick, teacher and dive instructor for SISD.

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