The ultimate goal of the SM-DI program is to expose the students to as much as possible during their stay at Barry University . Providing a wide variety of experiences helps to shape the student as they prepare to standout as professionals in all diving-related industries.
Examples of some recent student experiences are:
Attendance at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Trade Show
Each year upper classmen are introduced to the international scope of the diving industry as they network for internship site placement and career opportunities
Participation in the Diver's Alert Network Project Dive Exploration Research
Students collected and recorded actual dive profiles for medical research in dive safety
Video Ray Remote Operated Vehicle Pilot Certification Program
The specialty needs of rescue operations; police investigations; Homeland Security; environmental and marine sciences often require divers able to pilot submersible cameras. Students teamed with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Port Everglades.
Miami-Dade Firefighters Underwater Search & Rescue Program
Students participated in the simulated underwater rescue of victims in submerged car while learning important safe rescue operations.
International Association of Handicapped Divers Annual Try SCUBA Program
People of all physical ability levels are able to try breathing underwater for the first time. Students act as trained dive safety partners for the participants.
Teaching Adapted Marine Surveying (TEAMS)
Three students were selected to spend four weeks in Bonaire , Netherlands Antilles as underwater research assistants for a special project looking at ways to adapt current marine data collection techniques for use by handicapped divers.