Introducing Scouts to the Underwater World in a Safe Way
There are two options for SCUBA and Scouting :
- SCUBA BSA, which results in a recognition patch
- SCUBA merit badge
Trust your Scouts to our team - our Instructors who teach both of these programs are fully compliant in Scouting protocols:
- Registered with BSA
- Completed YPT
- Completed Safe Swim Defense
The Scuba BSA is an award program that includes an experience contains two parts — Knowledge Development and Water Skills Development. During the first part, participants learn basic dive safety information and overview skills to be used during their water experience. The Water Skills Development session introduces essential dive skills, such as mask clearing, regulator clearing, and alternate air source use. The Scuba BSA program is conducted in clear, confined water by an instructor certified by diving organizations recognized by the BSA. This program is open to all scouts - whether Scouts of America, Girl Scouts or Sea Scouts.
Scuba Diving Merit Badge
"Start with a dash of swimming skills (the Swimming merit badge). Add equal measures of aquatics first aid, safety, and conservation" This 4-6 week program results in your scout earning either Adult (at age 15) or Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification.
We teach the entire Open Water Scuba program with a focus on the core skills and additional Scouting requirements regarding career opportunities and conservation. It is recommended for Scouts who have completed the SCUBA BSA award patch programs and have expressed further interest in the underwater world.
We complete the required Open Water certification dives in local waters during summer months and in Florida in winter and early spring months. This program is open to all scouting groups - whether Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, Explorers or Sea Scouts.
For more information on Scouting and Scuba, please see the BSA Link: Scuba BSA
For costs and schedules, check our calendar below.