Last summer a group of Archmere students, alumni, and faculty went on the first annual AukSCUBA Club trip. The trip was to sunny Cozumel, Mexico. As part of AukSCUBA, several students completed multiple PADI Scuba certifications, including Deep Water Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Navigation, etc.
They dove for six days in the crystal blue water of Caribbean and encountered a wide range of underwater wildlife. Two alumni, David Demnicki ’19 and Andrew Demnicki ’21 completed all course work and diving necessary to achieve the rank of Master Scuba Diver, the highest rank available for non-professional divers.
On this year’s trip, we hope to have two present students complete that rank as well. In October, Alex Bogey ’24 moved one step closer by completing his Rescue Diver training. Additionally, many PADI course can count for college credit. If you’d like more information about AukSCUBA, please reach out to Mr. Demnicki ’86, our in-house PADI Elite Staff Instructor. This year’s trip is already in the works - back to Cozumel - and will again have Archmere students, alumni, and faculty.