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Lawrence Ray

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Physical Activities Program
College of Education
Lawrence Ray


Owner of Columbia Scuba
PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer), Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer

Credentialed as an Instructor/Instructor Trainer for the following courses:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Open Water Instructor
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Emergency First Response (Primary & Secondary First Aid/CPR/AED/Care for Children
  • Adaptive Techniques Specialty (focused on assisting students with disabilities)
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Fish Identification
  • Search & Recovery
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project Aware Diver
  • Aware Coral Reef Conservation
  • Aware Dive Against Debris
  • Aware Shark Conservation


BA Journalism – University of South Carolina 1984
Graduate Studies – University of South Carolina (Higher Education Administration)


Beginning & Advanced Scuba, Primary and Secondary First Aid/CPR

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