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.
Basic Scuba class dives at Troy Springs, Royal Springs, and Devil’s Den for their certification dives. During the couple day trip, students also enjoy the opportunity to hike and camp. Read more
Admiral Farragut Academy’s Dive Club traveled to the beautiful waters in the Florida Keys to enjoy two days of reef and wreck diving.
Mr. Davenport finished the Scuba Program for the 2014-15 school year by taking eight students on a diving expedition to Key Largo. On the trip that occurred at the beginning of May, the students saw an incredible amount of fish, including moray eels.
“It was an amazing way to finish my time in the scuba program,” said James Hales ’15, who spent four years at Farragut. “I learned so much from Mr. Davenport. The scuba program he runs sets Farragut apart from any other school.”
Because the trip was so successful, Mr. Davenport plans on implementing two trips to the Florida Keys next year.