Recreation and Wellness Center

Outdoor Adventure offers Open Water SCUBA certifications courses.

Outdoor Adventure is proud to partner with Ranger Rick's SCUBA Adventure, one of the most experienced SCUBA DIVE outfitters, for our entry level SCUBA certification course. This course is available for students who are currently enrolled and taking classes at UCF, and to currently active UCF Recreation and Wellness Center members. Current UCF Faculty and UCF Staff can enroll for the SCUBA course if they have a current Recreation and Wellness Center Membership.

In our entry level SCUBA certification course, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely SCUBA dive in open water. The format of this class is one classroom session, one pool session, and one spring dive or ocean dive. The cost of the 3-day course is $275. The items included in the cost are: instruction, classroom materials, dives, and scuba gear. Transportation is not included.

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 borrowed through the Outdoor Adventure Center as part of the course fee. The OAC is located in the downstairs of the RWC across from the lap pool. This equipment is subject to availability. All other equipment and materials are provided by Ranger Rick SCUBA Adventures (

Upcoming certification events are listed on the calendar on the right hand side of this page. All registration takes place at the Outdoor Adventure Center, on the first floor of the RWC.

General Itinerary:
Below is a general look at the itinerary for the course. Times may vary from course to course.

Friday: You will meet the first night at 6:00pm in the Recreation and Wellness Center. Class usually lasts until 9:00pm or 10:00pm.
Saturday: The second day takes place at an Olympic lap pool at a YMCA on I-drive. This is a full day commitment.
Sunday: The third day is the open water dive and will take place either at Devil's Den, Blue Grotto, or Blue Heron Bridge. This is a full day commitment.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.