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BOY SCOUTS Boy Scouts of America Scuba Diving Program

Group Learn to Scuba Course (You must be a member of  the below group to register)

This is a great program for groups, large families or scouts. We provide everything you need to learn to scuba dive.

 Course Includes:

Class and Pool

All instruction for classroom review and pool sessions (Atlantic Edge will provide pool), PADI E-Learning Online, use of mask, snorkel, and fins, Scuba gear, wetsuit, and weights*. Students will receive a PADI Referral form upon successful completion of all classroom review and pool dives. This referral can be used to complete training dives with Atlantic Edge locally or with any PADI Instructor worldwide.

Training Dives

All you have to do to complete your certification is 4 training dives over 2 days (these dives are additional), check the Atlantic Edge schedule for upcoming training dive dates or we can schedule dives to fit your groups schedule locally. A PADI Open Water certification is good for life, so divers will not have to take the course again.

 Course Costs: (Group pricing is for groups of 5 or more)

Knowledge Development and Pool                                                 Training Dives *

            5-8 Students:              $434 per student                                 $270 per student

            9-12 Students:            $404 per student                                 $245 per student

            13 + Students              $374 per student                                 $220 per student                                   

 The knowledge and pool course can be completed in as little as one day depending on the size of the group.  


Atlantic Edge will provide students with all necessary gear (excepting bathing suit and towel).  Scuba gear including mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, wetsuit, weights, tanks, and BCD will be provided on a rental basis (cost is included in course cost). We do encourage everyone to have their own Mask and Snorkel, however that is not necessary.


 *If students provide their own gear for Training Dives which includes (mask, snorkel, fins and boots) $25 can be subtracted from Training Dive price per student providing their own gear.  Snorkeling fins, without booties do not qualify as fins. Atlantic Edge does offer a student package which includes, mask, snorkel, fins and booties for $195.95. 

 Minimum Age is 10. 

Course requires pre-course completion of the entire PADI E-Learning program. Students must bring E-Learning completion form to the pool session in order to participate.  


  • Anyone who is in reasonably good health, and comfortable and relaxed in the water, can usually learn to dive without difficulty.
  • Students need to be ten or older by the start of the course. We also offer summer ScubaCamp programs for 10-15 year olds.
  • You need to be able to answer No to all questions on the PADI/RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course.
  • There is a watermanship assessment. You need to be able to float, tread water or drownproof for ten minutes and either:Member of the Group Listed.
    • Swim 200 yards, no time limit, any stroke.
    • Swim 300 yards with mask, snorkel and fins.

Once you complete these two steps you are certified for life!  It is then time to join us at the National Aquarium in Baltimore for the best local dive around, or on one of our many dive trips to an exotic destination.  Learning to dive opens a world of opportunities most will only dream of.  Imagine exploring a coral reef, discovering shipwrecks, taking under water photographs, and much more!  

How to Earn Your Scuba Diving Merit Badge!

What you will need:

  • Complete your EFR Course (CPR, AED, and First Aid)
  • Complete the PADI Emeregency Oxygen Provider Course
  • Complete the PADI Open Water Certification Course
  • Earn your Swimming Merite Badge
Addition infornmation:
  • Discuss the Scuba Diver's Code with your merit badge counselor.
  • Explain what an ecosystem is and describe 4 aquatic ecosystems that a diver might expericne.
  • Find 3 career opportunities in the scuba diving industry. Pick 1 and find out the education, training, and experince that one needs for this profession. 
  • Show that you understand first aid for injuries or illnesses that a scuba diver might have, as well as identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person.
By the end of this you will have earned your EFR, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider, and PADI Open Water Certification. You will also have earned your Swimming Merite Badge and your Scuba Diving Merite Badge. 

Give us a call to schedule program for your group today!

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