Expand your underwater outdoor programs with OCD Divers
Operating since 2009, OCD Divers is a part-time home-based SCUBA training facility run by an instructor who is BSA Wood Badge Trained Troop Committee Member, Merit Badge Counselor, member of the Longhorn Council Aquatics Committee and Order of the Arrow, and former Scoutmaster. We can help you add adventure programs, weekend campouts, or even get you ready for your Sea Base crew. Having certified thousands of divers and hundreds of scouts, we are trustworthy, and our rates are thrifty!
Open Water Certification Program Schedule Offerings:
· Scuba Campouts—Arrive Friday PM or Saturday AM, camp onsite, and do pool work and lake dives at The Scuba Ranch
· Weeknights/Weekends —Three weeknights in the Colleyville pool and a weekend at The Scuba Ranch
· Winter programs—Pool sessions in Colleyville and check-out dives in San Marcos or Balmorhea State Park
· Custom private schedules are available and talk to us if you would like to explore options for alternate locations
Types of Classes
Please visit our Open Water Details page for how different courses work.
Discounts: We offer a 15% BSA/Crew/Ship youth and 10% family member discount for the Open Water Diver course and continuing education courses. We offer a 50% BSA youth and family member discount for the Discover Scuba program. Contact us and we'll provide the discount code(s) to use at checkout.
Scuba Diving Merit badge: 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.
Locations: Knowledge development is independent study. Pool sessions are at our pool in Colleyville or at The Scuba Ranch using the one-weekend option. Lake dives are at The Scuba Ranch, which offers primitive camping, showers, and flushing toilets for only $5 a night. You could add a Scuba Campout to your unit's annual plan easily. Keep in mind local diving months are May-October, and the water's warmest June-September.
Fundraiser Opportunity: Schedule a try scuba pool event and charge your participants regular market pricing $50-$75, and just pay OCD Divers the Scout Rate of $25. You make $25 per participant. You may schedule eight divers in the first two-hours, then you may add eight divers for each additional hour, up to six consecutive hours and up to 40 experiences. Your unit can fundraise as much as $1,500 in just one day!
BSA Youth Protection: Because we are focused on safety and evaluating divers, we cannot provide shore supervision or two-deep leadership for YPT purposes. We recommend youth and parents take their class together. Parent already Open Water certified? We are limited to eight divers in the class, so if it has been a while since you certified, you might take the course with your Scout or take Advanced Open Water or a dive specialty and join us in the water. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or your troop's provided two-deep leadership while on shore or for any camping activities. On dives, you will be assigned your buddy for both dive purposes and Merit Badge YPT buddy rules.