Earn a Worldwide Use SCUBA Diving Certification From RU Outdoors

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By Tyler Martin | tmartin100@radford.edu

If you’re looking for a new hobby this semester, RU Outdoors is offering SCUBA diving certification classes in the Christiansburg Aquatic Center where the next class will take place Sunday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students will need to provide their own snorkel equipment, but all SCUBA gear will be provided.

The Radford website says that “Participants will receive classes over several weeks on SCUBA, and be offered a checkout trip during Spring Break.” The course is broken down into three parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

What to Expect

Academics consist of an online training course which can be completed at your own pace, and the Pool Training is to get you suited up and comfortable in the water with the equipment.

Lastly, Open Water Sessions will have you complete at least four open water dives and have you use other knowledge you have acquired through the previous training.

Upon completion of the open water sessions, divers will receive their certification and become a Certified Diver which is a certification that is recognized worldwide.

Radford’s website states that “Course instructors will work with you to find options that meet your time and financial needs for your open water dives.” Fees for joining are $200 for Radford students and $250 for non-students.

Photo Credit: (RU Outdoors)