If you are a BSA Scout, Adult Leader, or parent looking for a private class for your scout(s), leaders, and family members, you've come to the right place. Besides teaching Scuba diving, Dr. DeClerk is a Scoutmaster, Wood Badge Trained, Certified in Wilderness First Aid, a member of the Order of the Arrow, a District Committee Member, and a Merit Badge Counselor for the Longhorn Council.
To earn the Scuba Merit badge, one must be certified as an Open Water Diver. In the spirit of scouting, the Scuba Merit Badge class is offered at no additional charge alongside the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course. Anyone participating must be able to swim 200 yards and tread/float for 10 minutes. The first Scuba Merit Badge requirement is that scouts already have their Swimming Merit Badge. Click here for the full list of the Scuba Merit Badge requirements. If a Scout is already certified as an Open Water Diver from PADI or another BSA approved agency, we can work with them to complete this badge at no charge too.
To get started, we can work with you directly or visit your troop's meeting, talk about scuba, and set-up a custom class for your Troop. We offer a 10% BSA discount on top of group size discounts for the Open Water Diver course and continuing education courses. If you have scouts, leaders, or family members who want to try Scuba, we can set-up a special discounted Discover Scuba session so they can try it in a pool first and see if it is for them.
The BSA Scouts private group pricing for an OCD Divers Open Water Scuba Diver class is as follows:
If you have questions or have seen enough to set-up a troop meeting, discover experience, or Open Water Diver / Scuba Merit Badge class, click here to contact us or click here for full details about how Open Water Diver classes work.
BSA Youth Protection Note: Because we are focused on safety and evaluating divers, we cannot provide shore supervision or two-deep leadership for YPT purposes. We recommend scouts and parents take their class together. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or your troop's provided two-deep leadership while diving, on shore, or for any camping activities.