Missouri Military Academy is offering a new program for students in the fall.
MMA cadets will be able to get an education in SCUBA diving. The program, coordinated by Assistant Commandant Mitch Moffitt, went through a trial phase during New ERA Summer School. Moffitt received approval to offer the program to cadets during the 2012-2013 school year.
Moffitt is a 1982 alumnus of MMA and an experienced SCUBA instructor who is certified to teach a wide range of courses. His areas of expertise are listed below:
- Emergency First Responder Instructor
- CPR/AED/First Aid – Infant/Child/Adult
- Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
- Enriched Air (Nitrox) Instructor
- Deep Diver Instructor
- Drift Diver Instructor
- Wreck Diver Instructor
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
- Project Aware Project Aware Instructor
- AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor
MMA received a bequest that allowed the school to purchase most of the necessary equipment to offer the program.
A minimal fee will be charged to students who sign up for the SCUBA class. MMA will have more information on the requirements in the coming weeks.