Experiential Learning
Outward Bound and Outdoor Education

RE to offer scuba certification

Ransom Everglades will offer a PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification class for students at the Ansin Aquatic Center and onboard RE boats. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays in October (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27). Students interested in earning their scuba certification must commit to each of the classes, and should sign up by emailing Dr. Kelly Jackson. Students must be a minimum of 12 years old and comfortable swimming.
The cost is $625 and includes instruction, boat dives, a textbook, dive slates, a certification card, DAN scuba diving insurance, and rental gear (BCD, regulator, weights, dive computer, tanks). Each student will need to supply his/her own mask, snorkel, fins and surface marker buoy.

Dr. Jackson, who began offering student scuba certification during the summer, will also begin leading scuba “fun dives” with Grove Scuba in November and December open to any certified divers in the RE community (students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni), and offering parent certification and refresher courses. PADI advanced certifications and specialty courses will be offered in the near future.
Thirteen children participated in Dr. Jackson's scuba summer camps. Please contact Dr. Jackson for additional information about scuba at Ransom Everglades.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.