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 NAUI 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.

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 required; however, basic swimming skills are necessary to complete the course.

Cost Information
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.

In order for the participant to receive the SCUBA certification they must complete two consecutive weekends of training. The first weekend encompasses the 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, students will pick either all day Saturday or Sunday to complete the Open Water Dives.

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, or Blue Heron Bridge. This is a full day commitment. 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 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.

The participant must come into the Outdoor Adventure Center to sign up for the certification before the sign up deadline, which is the Wednesday before the first weekend. The participant must pay a $40 deposit when registering for the course.

Upcoming Classes
October 4-6 and October 12-13
November 8-10 and November 16-17
January 31-February 2, 2020 and February 8-9, 2020
February 28-March 1, 2020 and March 7-8, 2020
April 3-5, 2020 and April 11-12, 2020
May 29-31, 2020 and June 6-7, 2020
July 10-12, 2020 and July 18-19, 2020

The OAC is located on the first floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center in room 154.

Office hours:
Monday: 12pm-6pm
Tuesday: 2pm-6pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 2pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-6pm

Phone: 407-823-6435

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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.