Regular BSA Program
Open Water Diver Class
Scuba Diver Study Materials
NONE - Use of equipment is included in tuition.
Total cost: $232.50
Sample class outline:
Class session 1: Chapters 1 & 2 of Studies
Pool session 1:
Class session 2: Chapters 3 & 4
Pool session 2:
Open Water Session 1: Dives 1,
2 + Academic Review:
Open Water Session 2: Dives 3 & 4 + Academic
requirements: None! We will include the usage of ALL the necessary equipment in the class tuition. All that BSA participants
need to provide is a swimsuit and towel for water sessions.
Scuba merit badge requirements:
1. Do the following:
a. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while
scuba diving, including hypothermia, hyperventilation, squeezes, fatigue, overexertion, injuries by aquatic life, motion sickness,
nitrogen narcosis, and decompression illness.
Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person, and explain how to recognize such conditions. Demonstrate
the proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor. This
requirement is part of the Swimming merit badge.
2. Before completing requirements
3 through 6, earn the Swimming merit badge.
3. Discuss the Scuba Diver's Code with your merit badge counselor,
and explain the importance of each guideline to a scuba diver's safety. Completed during
the Scuba Diver class.
4. Earn an Open Water Diver Certification from an RSTC member
organization. Satisfied by earning a PADI Open Water or NAUI Scuba Diver.
5. Explain what an ecosystem is, and describe four aquatic ecosystems a diver might
experience. To be researched by the scout and discussed with the MB counselor.
6. Find out about three career opportunities in the scuba industry. Pick one and find out the education, training,
and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest
you. To be researched by the scout and discussed with the MB counselor.
All the requirements, Other than items #2 and #4 above, can be found in the BSA Scuba Diving merit
badge booklet, available from local BSA Council stores.
Seattle Scuba Schools can help your scout
group fulfill all the requirements for the new Scuba Merit Badge anywhere in the Puget Sound area. Please contact us, we would
be happy to come give a presentation at your next troop meeting!