Scuba Diving is an avocation and hobby
that is very community-oriented and team-centered. It is an
adventurous activity that embraces nature and fosters in its
participants a sense of responsibility for our environment and one’s
fellow scuba divers.
winter & spring, Woodberry Forest and Dive Connections are offering the
entry level PADI Open Water Diver as well as advanced and leadership
level programs. The initial meeting will be held at 11:45am
on Monday, September 17 in Edwards Lecture Hall. Training will take
place in the Ruffin Memorial Natatorium on Sundays during October and
early November. The exact dates are to be determined. Following the
academic and pool program certification dives will be completed at Lake
Rawlings Lake Rawlings
located in Rawlings, Virginia.
The cost of the programs is:
Open Water Diver*
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Specialty Diver 1 or 2
PADI Rescue Diver
Qualifies for the BSA SCUBA Merit
|$565 + $130 PADI
$565 + $130 PADI eLearning
These prices include all instruction and
classroom materials, use of scuba equipment for pool and open water
training and two days of Lake Rawlings quarry fees. Students will need
to provide their own mask, snorkel, booties and fins. If they do not
already own this personal gear, Dive Connections has a
Package for $237.
To Register - Three Steps!
1 - Let Us Know - To register for the class, please
download the Scuba Class
Enrollment Set which contains and explanation of the program for
your records, registration data, releases and a medical statement. Also
please download the
Rawlings Release which is for the dive site operator.. Print,
complete and most importantly sign all the forms. Then fax them back to
Dive Connections at 434-964-9349. You can mail a check or call and we'll
accept your credit card over the phone.
PADI eLearning -
If the you are registering for the Open Water Diver or Rescue Diver, the
primary academic delivery is online to allow flexibility for the student
and reduce scheduling problems. Please click on the course eLearning
icons below and
register for the online portion. You will be asked to make payment for
that portion with the online registration. The balance of the class fee
is paid to Dive Connections by check or credit card as you prefer.
Personal Gear - If you are going to go
diving you want your personal gear to be yours; mask, snorkel, fins and
booties. Dive Connections offers a basic but high quality package
for Woodberry. Upgrades are available. Please be sure that
your son has appropriate scuba quality gear or call the experts at Dive
Connections to give you a hand. If you want the
special package just click here.
provide sizing and they will call you for payment and thes package will
be delivered to your son on the first day of class.