What if you could discover the world in a whole new way, with no limits on challenges or destinations?
Why Scuba Diving?
The Scuba program at Farragut is not just a recreational activity; it is an exploration into life. It is the ultimate safari expedition. In addition, some of the largest mountain ranges on Earth are actually underwater so a scuba diver essentially becomes a mountain climber as well. Our Scuba program connects students to the environment virtually every day of the academic calendar. It’s an experience unlike any other – that is, unless you are also in the Aviation program at Farragut like many of our Scuba students. What else is awesome about scuba diving and our program, you ask? Click here to read our blog entry.
Scuba Diving is offered as an elective during the academic day for grades 9-12. Throughout the year, students learn to be safe, knowledgeable, and improve technique well beyond the basic diving physics, physiology, and decompression theory that are typically obtained in scuba courses. All scuba certifications are honored internationally and can be carried for a lifetime. Students who complete the entire curriculum have the opportunity to earn the following certifications:
Basic, Cost $1,100: Open Water Diver/First Aid/CPR/Advanced Diver
Scuba Club is also offered for those who are certified but are not enrolled in the curriculum.
Scuba Course Info
The Basic class and Master Diver class are divided into three courses, each lasting for one semester.
In the Basic class, students will learn well beyond the basic diving physics, physiology, and decompression theory that are typically obtained at a dive shop.
In the Master Diver class, students become proficient in several speciality areas including: deep, navigation, night/low visibility diving, equipment repair, underwater ecology, and underwater mapping.
The Rescue Diver portion trains students to conduct water rescues.
The Divemaster class helps provide the leadership skills required to assist in training and be responsible for certified divers.
Cavern is available on a case-by-case basis, please contact the Scuba Instructor for details.
Jack Lescarbeau ’16 has gone places unimaginable. As a Master Diver, he likes to boast about some of the secret dive spots in the Gulf of Mexico where he and his friends visit. Ask him where, though, and he will clam up. “Don’t want to give away my secrets.” Besides venturing off into worlds unknown, Jack has used his scuba experience to bolster his confidence and his portfolio.
“Becoming a diver, going through all the classifications, having the chance to be an instructor before I graduate high school – has helped me two-fold,” says Jack. “For one, it has definitely helped with my self-esteem, my confidence, my critical thinking skills. Making decisions under water requires a lot of focus and poise. The saying goes, ‘If you can master it under water, you can handle it on land.’ The other component deals with the opportunities after I graduate. When I visited the different military academies, they were blown away at the fact I am at Master Diver level. When I told them I would probably become an instructor before graduating, their eyes lit up. So, being in this program has helped me tremendously.”
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