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Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec!

Posted by on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in News.

Do you want to learn how to scuba dive? Discover new adventures? Or see the world beneath the waves? This semester the Rec is hosting Scuba Shack’s PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. The certification course is open to Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, students, and Rec members!


The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The course will take place in a Rec classroom, the Rec pool and local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


To learn more about Scuba at the Rec: contact Nicole Charnock at or 615-84-SCUBA (72822).


Course Details: September 28th, October 5th, October 7th and October 14th (Thursdays & Saturdays)


Course Fee: $450. Please remit payment to Scuba Shack.


Specific Course Dates and Times:

Thursday September 28: Rec conference room 2 from 6-9pm

Thursday October 5: Rec conference room 2 from 6-9pm

Saturday October 7: Rec pool (lanes 1-2) from 9am-1pm

Saturday October 14: Rec pool (lanes 1-2) from 9am-1pm

Open Water Training Dives TBD- Local Quarry


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 phases: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives. It includes: PADI Textbook & all materials | Professional Instruction | Use of Scuba gear for pool training and open water training | PADI Open Water Certification Card | Open Water dive site admittance fees. Not Included: Personal student gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots) – Scuba Shack has “special package pricing for this gear for all students registered for the course.”


Questions, Info & Contact: Nicole Charnock | | 615-84-SCUBA (72822).

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