Stetson's Club Scuba is one of Stetson's largest and most popular club sports. Its mission is to engage the student body in marine ecology and conservation through diving: the more passionate students grow for the environment, the more environmentally conscious they become of their lifestyles, and the more likely they are to influence others along the same path to healing our planet. We aim to inspire action through interaction.
In the Fall 2019 semester alone, Hatters Down Under featured three volunteer events and six trips to natural springs and state parks in Central Florida, such as Blue Grotto, Ginnie, and Manatee Springs. Fall semesters are also certification class semesters, so all members have the opportunity to become certified divers. Springs semesters focus on ocean dive sites - we travel all over Florida to experience the best diving it has to offer, such as Memorial Reef, Pompano, Key Largo, and Blue Heron Bridge.
Each year, we have a tradition of traveling internationally during Spring Break to give students a truly rare and unique opportunity to experience world-class dive sites and learn about exotic environments. In previous years, Hatters Down Under has traveled to Cozumel, Mexico, and Roatan, Honduras (pictured above). This year, we are excited to take 10 students to Sint Maarten! Sint Maarten is regarded as one of the best places to dive in the Caribbean, with an immense amount of diversity in its undersea ecology and beautifully clear water.
Naturally, each student is financially responsible for their trip, which is subsidized in part by the club's annual budget. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, baggage, 6 dives, and lodging. Your support will go directly towards lowering the cost of this once in a lifetime opportunity for students.
If you would like to contribute by mail, please make your check payable to Stetson University, and designate Hatters Down Under on the memo line.
Mail check to:
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8286
DeLand, FL 32723
If you cannot participate at this time, please share our fundraising page with your friends and family to help spread the word. Thank you!