Policy change for 2024: Waterford Camps are reserved for members of the school community, namely current students, those entering next fall, children and grandchildren of summer faculty, children of alumni, children of waterford.org employees.

Middle School SCUBA Certification

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About Our Middle School SCUBA Camp

Join the crew at Neptune Divers for an amazing experience getting your SCUBA certification.

The camp is comprised of lectures, pool classes, and five pool training dives at Neptune Divers in Sugarhouse, all the SCUBA gear during pool sessions, and digital certification upon completion of the course. The course covers basics of scuba diving techniques, safety, and equipment use. Participants will learn about pressure, dive tables, respiration and planning. It emphasizes lifelong fitness and wellness concepts. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and able to stay afloat for ten minutes. Also, they need to be at least 12 years old on the day camp starts.

While the lectures, pool classes, and training dives take place during the week of camp, there is more to do to complete one’s SCUBA certification. There are three more times to plan for after the week of camp, and which are included in the price. Two of these are open water dives, which will be scheduled for later in the summer, most likely at Bonneville Seabase. The other is an extra practice session at the pool which you can schedule individually with the teacher, just to make sure you are ready for the open water dives.

Camp Details

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Northwest entrance from 9400 S, in the carpool lanes by the Lower School. Bus to Neptune Divers leaves at 8:40.

Swimsuit, swim shirt or an extra shirt (or rash guard) that can get wet required, towel. All Scuba equipment provided during classroom/indoor pool sessions. Wetsuits provided for open water dives. Participants need to provide their own Scuba quality snorkeling gear for their open water dives. Rental fees are $22/day at Seabase, or, a complete equipment package (fins, snorkel, mask) is available for purchase at a reasonable price through Neptune Divers.


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2024 Program Dates

Week 7 (July 29-Aug 2)