Scuba has started the school year off right with several dive trips already under their belt.
Over the weekend of March 25th and 26th, Max Kostyashkin ‘17, who is a Master Diver in the Scuba program, traveled to the cave diving capital of the world in North Central Florida to take a Cavern Diving course. The course is taught by Scott Davenport, former Scuba Diving Instructor at Admiral Farragut Academy, who relocated to the Gainesville area. Read more
The students in the Scuba Program finished the 2015-16 academic calendar with some incredible trips to Key Largo and Peacock Springs. Read more
You can experience what astronauts do.
Once you master the concept of buoyancy, neutral buoyancy is like experiencing zero gravity, kind of like being in space. For a place where two astronauts are amongst its alumni, that’s rather fitting. And fun. Read more
Over the weekend the Admiral Farragut Academy Scuba Dive Club ventured to North Florida and dove six springs which included Ginnie Springs, Devil’s Eye, Devil’s Ear, Little Devils, Orange Grove Sink, and Peacock Springs. Some students did open water diving, some did cavern, and two did some cave diving. Read more
The Scuba Dive Club took a day trip to Manatee Springs State Park located in Chiefland, Florida. Manatee Springs is a first magnitude spring dumping 150 million gallons of aquifer water per day into the Suwannee River. Scuba Club is offered for those who are certified but are not enrolled in the curriculum. Read more
Max Kostyashkin ’17, a 5-day boarder from Miami Beach, and Josh Biggins ’17, a 7-day boarder from Palm Beach Gardens, completed their sidemount certifications at Blue Grotto this past weekend. Scuba student Patrick Hales ’17, a 7-day boarder from the United Kingdom who is currently working on his Intro to Cave certification, also joined them on the dive for fun.
For Jack, a 19-year-old boarding student from Houston, his journey into the miraculousness has included a two-year stint as a student in the Scuba program at Farragut, expertly taught and run by Mr. Scott Davenport. Having completed the introductory courses throughout his first year at Farragut, Jack used the beginning of this academic calendar to obtain the necessary certifications to move into the high-risk, high-reward world of cavern and cave diving — which occurred over the winter break in Ginnie Springs and Peacock Springs, just north of Gainesville, Florida.