UMaine Students Dive through Final Exam


ORONO - Many college students are now going over notes and books, cramming for their final exams, but one class of University of Maine students hit the pool for their test. Our Erin Thomas reports.

UMaine Marine Science students have spent all semester at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. But Friday, they completed their last diving class at the University's Wallace Pool.

Those who successfully complete the course are certified scientific divers, who can conduct underwater research.

And a big aspect of this class is safety... knowing what to do if something goes wrong with a fellow diver.

Finishing up semester of training that will prepare them for jobs after graduation.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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