Aquatics

SCUBA Certification

SCUBA

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Spring 2023 SCUBA CERTIFICATIONS

Dive in and start your scuba diving certification journey ONLINE TODAY with PADI Open Water e-Learning! 


overview

Scheduling:

The SCUBA certification takes place online and in-person over 4 days. Prior to your course start, you'll have an online education module to complete (approx 10 - 15 hours).

  • The Friday of the first date, you'll have an evening session in classroom for an hour and then in the pool for 3 hour, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • The following day, Saturday, you'll have a full morning & afternoon session in the pool, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, you'll meet up at Lake Denton, Sebring (approximately 1hr 30min from USF) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to complete your open water dives!

Open Water Dives

In order for a student to receive SCUBA certification they must also complete 5 Open Water Dives. These dives are done over two dates, usually occurring on the Saturday and Sunday the weekend following the first day of the course.

Equipment

Each student must provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel.

You have the option when registering to add-on an appropriate rental set, or purchase a new, high-quality set. If you have your own gear, please bring it with your first day of certification.

USF will provide tanks, wetsuits, air, regulators, buoyancy compensators, and weights.

Rental Cost Purchase Cost
$20 $210

Cost Information: 

Class Tuition $400

Course schedule 

Scuba courses will be offered at various times throughout the course of spring semester. See below for our course schedule: 

Course Schedule
Dates Time Location
January 20, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
 January 21, 2023 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
January 28, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
January 29, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
February 17, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
February 18, 2023 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
February 25, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
February 26, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
March 31, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
April 1, 2023 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
April 8, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
April 9, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
April 28, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
April 29, 2023 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
May 6, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
May 7, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
May 26, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
May 27, 2023 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Lane 1, Lane 2 | REC Pool
June 3, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton
June 4, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lake Denton