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News 4 Schools: Scuba course offers students alternative P.E., certification

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In P.E. classes, it's normal to see someone take a tumble. But what about seeing someone taking a dive? 

At Parkway North, students regularly take dives through their scuba lessons. It's part of the school's advanced aquatics class, which instructors said can appeal to students who are not interested in traditional sports or exercise. 

The students said they are learning the importance of teamwork and safety. As an added bonus, the students can earn scuba certification. 

While the cost of the course is $400 for those who take the class, the cost cover equipment, certification, and an overnight diving trip in Mermet Springs in Southern Illinois. 

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