Marion Military Institute started the Scuba Tigers as a way to allow cadets to become scuba certified in their short time attending. Scuba training takes approximately 2 weekends (4 full days consisting of classroom lectures and pool training). This organization allows students to acquire their own gear as well as learn from some of the best instructors available. Birmingham-based Southern Skin Divers Supply conducts the certified training.
Cost – The approximate cost is $3,000, which includes full training for SDI open water certification, snorkel gear (mask, fins, snorkel, booties, and wetsuit), and scuba life support equipment (buoyancy compensator device (BCD), primary regulator, secondary regulator (octopus), dive computer, and weights.)
Travel Opportunities – The Scuba Tigers Club offers 4-5 scuba diving trips a year for cadets, each trip costs around $500 per cadet and will include their lodging, transportation, dive boat fees, and tank rentals. The trips we offer in Florida and Alabama gulf include: freshwater spring dives, river drift dives, wreck dives, spearfishing dives, and environmental clean-up dives.
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