Physical Education Announcement - SCUBA Diving Courses

November 19, 2021

By , Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation - Senior Woman Administrator, Operations & Physical Education 

Thank you for your interest in registering for SCUBA diving classes during the Winter Quarter ‘22. Unfortunately, we were unable to fully anticipate the negative impacts on staffing, human resource processes, and supply chain logistics caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on these delays, we cannot offer scuba diving courses for the Winter Quarter ‘22.

 

In consultation with our campus partners in Scientific Diving Program, we will continue to provide alternative contacts to local dive shops from ProScuba (NAUI), Aqua Safaris, California Ocean Adventures, Adventure Sports (all PADI) so you can continue to participate in SCUBA courses that meet your recreational needs and/or academic requirements. The contact information for alternative dive shops are listed below.

 

  • California Ocean Adventures: 831-713-5975   dive@caoceanadventures.com
  • Pro Scuba: 831-431-6824    info@proscuadivecenter.com
  • Adventure Sports: 831-458-3648. asu.swimming@gmail.com
  • Aqua Safaris: 831-479-4386    info@aquasafaris.com 

 

These dive shops have been notified so they can prepare instruction for UCSC students with special consideration of your schedules and personal financial situations. 

 

The Department of Athletics & Recreation (A&R) continues to work diligently through these challenges in order to resume our SCUBA diving courses as soon as possible. As the process continues, updates for the most current status of the SCUBA program will be posted at recreation.ucsc.edu/physicaleducation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Respectfully,

Courtnie Prather

Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation - Senior Woman Administrator, Operations & Physical Education