Students attending college in a landlocked state arenâ€™t frequently met with the opportunity to go scuba diving.
But this Saturday and on April 7, ASAP is hosting an event called â€œSwimming with the Fishes at the Denver Downtown Aquarium.â€
â€œColorado is not usually a choice spot for diving and snorkeling,â€ according to ASAPâ€™s website, â€œbut who wouldnâ€™t want to go diving in the giant tanks at the Denver Downtown Aquarium?â€
The event costs $60, which includes transportation to and from CSU, lunch at the aquarium cafe, a diving training session and an aquarium exhibit pass.
The trip Saturday is full, but more information about the April 7 trip can be found at asap.colostate.edu.
â€œItâ€™s purely for fun. Itâ€™s not something ordinarily done in Colorado, since we are a landlocked state,â€ said Special Event Coordinator Sydney Jackson-Clockston. â€œThis is an opportunity that doesnâ€™t come up very often.â€
Participants must fill out several waivers for both CSU and A-1 Scuba, said Special Event Coordinator Heather Jones.
On the topic of limitations for people with disabilities, Jackson-Clockston said, â€œThat issue hasnâ€™t occurred for us.â€
â€œ(A-1 Scubaâ€™s) main focus is health restrictions, like heart problems or other limitations affected by pressure,â€ explained Jones. â€œWe wanted (to host) something anybody can do. Basically, if you can swim, you can do this.â€
â€œIf there are any concerns, students can come into the ASAP office,or call us at any time,â€ said Jackson-Clockston.
The event has been popular with the student body. Tickets were sold out for Saturdayâ€™s trip by Jan. 27.
â€œWe sold out within a week,â€ claimed Jackson-Clockston.
Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Scuba diving trip at the Denver Downtown Aquarium
When: Saturday March and April 7
Where: Denver Downtown Aquarium
ASAP can be reached at 970-491-2727 or asap.colostate.edu