Open Water Scuba Certification

Friday, May 10, 2024 5 p.m. to Sunday, May 19 at 5 p.m.

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Outdoor Adventure is proud to partner with Ranger Rick's SCUBA Adventure, one of the most experienced scuba dive outfitters, for our entry-level NAUI SCUBA certification course. This course is available for students who are currently enrolled and taking classes at UCF.

Upon successful completion of this course and check-out dives, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training. No previous SCUBA experience is required; however, basic swimming skills are necessary to complete the course.

Cost
The total cost of the certification is $320 with $40 due at the time of registration. The rest of the price is due the first weekend of the certification paid to Ranger Rick SCUBA Adventures.

Schedule

In order for the participant to receive the SCUBA certification, they must complete two consecutive weekends of training. The first weekend encompasses classroom work and practice dives in the pool. The first weekend includes Friday night, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. For the second weekend, Ranger Rick will pick either Saturday or Sunday to complete the Open Water Dives. There will be some adjustments to this schedule in Summer 2023, as you can see below. 

Current Certification Dates:

  • June Certification
    • June 16-18 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • June 25 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • July Certification
    • July 14-15 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session
    • July 22-23 - 1st and 2nd Check-Out Dives (option to camp at dive site!)
  • September Certification
    • September 8-9 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session
    • September 16-17 - 1st and 2nd Check-Out Dives (option to camp at dive site!)
  • October Certification
    • October 13-15 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • October 22 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • November Certification
    • November 17-19 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • November 26 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • January Certification
    • January 26-28 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • February 4 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • February Certification
    • February 16-19 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • February 25 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • April Certification
    • April 12-14 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • April 21 - 2nd Check-Out Dive
  • May Certification
    • May 10-12 - UCF Classroom Session, Pool Session, 1st Check-Out Dive
    • May 19 - 2nd Check-Out Dive

Open Water Dives

The second weekend of the certification will be when the students can complete their open water dives. These dives take place either at Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto, KP Hole, or Blue Heron Bridge. This is a full-day commitment. Transportation is not included.

Equipment

A SCUBA-quality mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, and SCUBA booties are the student's responsibility to bring to all dive sessions. These pieces can be rented through the Outdoor Adventure Center and is included in the course fee. This equipment is subject to availability. All other equipment and materials are provided by Ranger Rick SCUBA Adventures.

Registration

You may submit an online registration form and pay over the phone, or come into the Outdoor Adventure Center to sign up for the certification. To be fully registered, you must pay the deposit ($40) by the registration deadline, which is the Wednesday before the first weekend.

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Location:

Recreation and Wellness Center

This event occurs on multiple dates/times. This event takes place at this location on this date.

Event runs on multiple dates (select event date for details)

Date Location
June 16, 2023, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
July 14, 2023, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
September 8, 2023, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
October 13, 2023, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
November 17, 2023, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
January 26, 2024, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
February 16, 2024, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
April 12, 2024, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center
May 10, 2024, 5 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center

Event Registration

To register, you will pay a $40.00 deposit. The remaining $280 will be due on the first day of the certification.

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