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US: Scuba Check Out Open Dive

This program provides travel to Devil's Den in Florida to allow students that have successfully completed REC 1220 the opportunity to become SCUBA certified. 

Program dates 

Fall 2019: November 8-11, 2019

Spring 2019: March 28-31, 2019

*Dates vary from year to year

Students may request a letter stating their participation in this program, however attendance in this program is considered optional and not considered a university excused absense from classes. 

Application deadline 

Fall 2019: October 1

Courses and credits 

This is a non-credit program. 


Student Budget Worksheet, Fall 2019 

Program fee includes: Student accommodations, dive admissions, KP Hole Park, Crystal Lodge Ferry, and transportation. 


Students will travel to Devil's Den with the group via bus. 

Please note that if flying domestically, you will need to ensure you have to proper identification to pass through airport security (TSA). Due to recent updates to Ohio state licensing laws, if you are an Ohio resident you will need to have either a compliant state ID (driver’s license) or another form of TSA approved documentation to fly domestically after 2020. If you are a non-Ohio resident, please check your state identification to ensure you may use it for domestic air travel or be prepared to show an alternative approved document. For a list of approved documents, visit the  TSA acceptable identification page.  

Living arrangements 

Camping on-site. 

Eligibility and selection process 

This program is open to students who have successfully passed the dive test in REC 1220. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study away.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.


Requesting accessibility accommodation 

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete a  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

For more information, contact:  

Steve Sammons
Program Director
Email: sammons@ohio.edu
Emily Englehart  
Global Programs Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities  
Email:  eengleha@ohio.edu






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