|Scuba diving class offered|
Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Rescue/Recovery Team are encouraging those members of the public who are interested in scuba diving to take advantage of lessons being offered in Imperial later this month.
Members of the team are taking a class from Husker Divers of Lincoln April 25-26. The first day’s class will be held at the fire hall and will include a test over a book and video, as well as instruction.
The second day’s dive will be held at the pool in Holyoke, Colo. The cost of the class is $400, which includes equipment that Husker Divers rents.
After a person has finished the class an open water dive is scheduled at a lake for the final test. At that point a person is certified for life and may scuba dive anywhere in the world, according to Greg Koellner of the IVFD.
“Anyone who wants to learn or receive advanced training, such as computer systems and camera work,” are invited to join the group, Koellner said. “It helps the fire department because it saves on training costs” if Husker Divers gives a class in Imperial, he added.
Persons wishing to take the class must read the book and view the video before the class begins, Koellner explained. To do that, Koellner may be contacted at (308) 883-6182, or Kelsey Weiss at (308) 882-1644.