Boy Scouts

Here at Scuba Emproium, Boy Scouts can earn their scuba diving merit badge!

The merit badge program is tied in with the PADI Open Water Diver certification course. We will supply the Merit Badge Series Manual that needs to be completed, along with the PADI Open Water Manual.

To earn the scuba diving merit badge, you will need to:

  • Complete the EFR First Aid, CPR and AED course
  • Complete the PADI Emeregency Oxygen Provider course
  • Complete a basic swim test, along with a ten minute float
  • Earn the PADI Open Water Diver rating
  • Earn your swimming merit badge

In addition, you will need to understand and learn:

  • The divers' code (as found in the booklets)
  • Diving hand signals (as found in the booklets)
  • The eco system (this is completed in our Project AWARE program)
  • 3 career opportunities (this is a task we will assign early in the program for you to complete)
  • Hypothermia, squeezes, DCI, nitrogen narcosis, motion sickness, fatigue, overexertion, cardiac emergencies, heat reaction, dehydration, aquatic injuries and how to treat cuts and scrapes. (All of these will be taught in the Open Water course, DAN HML program, and the EFR program.)

Cost to earn the SCUBA Merit Badge: The PADI Open Water Diver course cost + an additional $150

By the end of the course, you will have earned your EFR and PADI Emergency O2 Provider certification as well as have earned your swimming merit badge, DAN HML and completed the PADI Open Water Diver Course.