rrcc scuba programs

Welcome to Scuba Diving Courses at Red Rocks Community College.  These courses are offered off-campus through Coral Key Scuba & Travel Center in Arvada, CO.  You must contact your instructors, Scott Phillips, and sign-up for the training through Coral Key by the following date(s), otherwise you will be dropped from the class without a refund:

  • Spring 2019 Semester: Jan, 22 2019

  • Summer 2019 Semester: June, 04, 2019

Scott can be reached at Coral Key Scuba Tuesday through Saturday. Email is the preferred method of contact at Scooter@5280scuba.com instead of the D2L internal email.  Every effort is made to reply as promptly as possible, usually within 24 hours.  Holiday and weekends response time maybe longer.

Phone: 303-431-5911                Email:  Scooter@5280Scuba.com

Coral Key Scuba & Travel
6680 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003

Store Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Make sure you visit D2L as you will find course syllabus, additional information and schedule options.  In D2L, click Content in the NavBar and begin by reviewing the information in the Start Here! module.  You will also find your course syllabus information and schedule in the Start Here! module.


OUT 201 - Scuba Diving

Provides basic instruction in scuba diving. Focuses on the knowledge and skills related to swimming and snorkeling, diving equipment, communications, the environment, safety, dive tables and other pertinent information a student needs for safe scuba diving.

This course prepares the student for OUT202, which is required for completion of the Open Water certification.

Click Here to register for Step 1 class dates Use Promo Code at check-out: RRCC-OUT201

OUT 202 - Open Water Diver

This course is Step 2 in a two-step process to become a PADI Open Water certified diver (Step 1 was covered in the prerequisite OUT201 course). Student divers will demonstrate mastery of performance requirements during four (4) different open water dives, in an open water setting (lake or the ocean), to become a certified open water diver.

Click Here to register for Step 2 class dates Use Promo Code at check-out: RRCC-OUT202



OUT 203 - Advanced Open Water Diver

Extends the student’s prior knowledge of diving by introducing them to advanced techniques including: deep diving, underwater navigation, night diving, peak performance buoyancy and multilevel diving. The classroom focuses on developing the student’s knowledge, while the pool sessions focus on further developing the student’s underwater skills. The open water training dives focus on improving the students diving skills as well as introducing the student to the different types of dives available.  Prerequisite: OUT202 or Equivalent Open Water Certification

Click Here to register for class dates Use Promo Code at check-out: RRCC-OUT203

OUT 204 - Rescue Diver

Introduces the student to being able to help others in a rescue scenario. Teaches the student how to recognize problems at all stages in the rescue process. The classroom sessions focus on theories including stress management. The pool sessions focus on the practical application of assisting divers in trouble. The open water sessions focus on realistic situations. This fine tunes the student’s ability to handle different situations and prepares the student for the Divemaster course. Prerequisite: OUT203 or Equivalent Advanced Open Water Certification & Basic First Aid, CPR & AED (also available through Coral Key Scuba)

Click Here to register for class dates Use Promo Code at check-out: RRCC-OUT204



OUT 205 - Divemaster

Introduces the student to leadership level diving. It trains the student in several areas of focus: dive theory, waterman ship skills, problem solving abilities, role model behavior, student diver management and certified diver management. These skills are learned in both pool and classroom sessions. The practical application phase teaches the student how to deal with student divers as well as certified divers in a leadership role. Prerequisite: OUT204 or Equivalent Rescue Diver Certification.  Additional prerequisites can be found on the D2L & Syllabus 

Click Here to register for class dates Use Promo Code at check-out: RRCC-OUT205


OUT 206 - Assistant Instructor (Coming Fall 2018)