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Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec!

Posted by on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 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 Fee: $450. Please remit payment to Scuba Shack.


Course Dates: April 5, April 12, April 13, April 15


Specific Course Dates and Times:

April 5:   6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in  Conference Room 2

April 12:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in  Conference Room 2

April 13:  4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at  Pool Lanes 0 & 1

April 15:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Pool Lanes 0 & 1

April 28 & 29 – Open Water Training Dives


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three phases: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives.


The course includes: PADI Textbook & all materials, professional Instruction, use of scuba gear for pool training and open water training, PADI Open Water Certification Card, and Open Water dive site admittance fees. Not Included: Personal student gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots) – Scuba Shack has special package pricing for gear for students who are registered for the course.


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

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