Scouts Canada Scuba Program
This Scouts Canada Scuba program has been introduced as a partnership between PADI and Scouts Canada in 2011. Your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort can fulfill the qualified supervision and the scuba experience requirements needed to qualify for this award.
Scouts Canada Scuba introduces qualified Scout, Venturer Scout, Rover Scouts, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving, encourages aquatics activities that promote fitness and recreation, and provides a foundation for those who later will participate in more advanced underwater activities.
The Scouts Canada Scuba 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. All of the activities are designed to be completed in confined water with open water (ocean, lake) activities being suggested as appropriate for Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts.