Scuba program finishes the school year in the Florida Keys; Mr. Davenport takes his flippers up north

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The students in the Scuba Program finished the 2015-16 academic calendar with some incredible trips to Key Largo and Peacock Springs.

On another note, we would like to bid adieu to Scott Davenport, the incredible director of our Scuba program and upper school biology teacher for the past 8 years. Mr. Davenport will begin teaching marine science at a high school in Gainesville next school year. He also intends to begin a similar scuba program as the one he helped establish here at Farragut.

“I’m very indebted to Mr. Davenport for helping me become such a confident person,” said Jack Lescarbeau ‘16, who took scuba classes for three years. “He was as good of a mentor as you could ask for. He taught me just as much about life out of the water as he did in the water. He taught me about the type of responsibility you need to be successful in life.”

Jack, who is headed to Arizona State University on an Army ROTC scholarship, was able to achieve dive master status through Mr. Davenport’s guidance and instruction. Over the years, Jack has dove in caves that are 500 feet deep as well as in water miles off the coast of St. Petersburg.

“Mr. Davenport taught me and the other students how to handle things in the water with the proper amount of respect,” said Jack, who hopes to dive in Indonesia one day. “The incredible thing is when we would go diving in different parts of Florida, we were much better divers than some of the so-called experts out there with us. And they would tell us.”

We wish you well, Mr. Davenport! See you in the water.

Video by James Hales ’17.