Cub Scouts (8-10)
Venturer Scouts (14-17)
Rover Scouts (18-26)
This Scouts Canada Scuba program was introduced in 2011 as a partnership between PADI and Scouts Canada. Scouts Canada Scuba introduces qualified Scouts, Venturer Scouts, 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 Knowledge Development, 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 and regulator clearing. All of the activities are designed to be completed in confined water.
This program does not result in a scuba diver certification for the participating Scouts, but serves as a basis for the Scout to experience breathing air underwater and to consider becoming a certified diver.
Prerequisite – Participants must achieve the Scout Swimming Badge, or complete a swimming evaluation under the supervision of the scuba instructor prior to earning their Scuba badge.