SCUBA Program Certifies First Divers

Missouri Military Academy Scuba Instructor Mitch Moffitt recently announced that several cadets recently achieved certifications after finishing a Scuba course. This is the first year that MMA has offered Scuba as an athletic program.

The following divers were certified as Open Water Divers:

John Dillon, senior, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Austin Teague, junior, Mexico, Mo.

Jon Snyder, freshman, Houston, Texas

Roy Grabowski, junior, Gates Mills, Ohio

Nicholas Mabbs, junior, Batavia, Ill.

Jonathon Richardson, sophomore, Cohassett, Minn.

Chandler Bolinger, grade 6, Southlake, Texas

The following diver was certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver:

Ricardo Gonzalez, junior, of College Station, Texas


MMA is the only middle school /high school in the world recognized by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) in the College and University category.  MMA requires all students to achieve a passing score of 100%.  The Divers will receive 1 college credit for the course.

According to Moffitt, MMA upholds this rigorous requirement for two reasons:

“We want our Scuba divers to be the safest and best prepared divers upon their date of certification and we want to be recognized as the best overall Scuba-certifying high school in the world.”