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Dive In!

Jump in and get your flippers wet as you learn more about SCUBA diving in an introductory course!

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  • When and where will you pursue your certification?
  • What level of certification will you pursue?
  • What is your budget for this adventure?
  • What medical conditions might affect getting a new scuba certification?


  • Scuba diving is a great way to experience the natural world in a whole new way. Becoming Scuba certified also opens doors to new adventures for you and your Section!
  • Many people do not know that Scuba certifications are open to anyone over 8 years old! PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offers multiple courses open to young people, like Bubblemakers, Seal Team and Mermaids!


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this Adventure?
  • What was the biggest challenge, personally and as a Section, for this Adventure?
  • How did your instructor handle the group? What might you do differently if you were the instructor? Why?
  • How can you build on this experience?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map to the Review section.

Keep it Simple

Start getting used to being underwater and looking through a mask by going snorkeling! You could even set up a snorkel safari.

Take it Further

Learn more about other Scuba certifications that you can earn. PADI’s Open Water Diver certification is open to everyone 10 and up!