This summer we’re taking a group of scouts to the BSA high adventure sea base in Florida. We’re doing the SCUBA adventure program down in the Florida Keys for one week. The program is awesome. The scouts get to do 11 dives on the coral reefs in some of the most pristine water. We have 8 Scouts and 4 adults going on this adventure. The scouts are between the ages of 15 – 18.
One of the prerequisites is that everyone, adults included, must be certified SCUBA divers. We started the certification class 3 weeks ago. The boys have another 2 classes and then the 4 open water dives to become fully certified. I’ve attended parts of the class and the pool sessions. It is pretty cool to see how they are progressing. Last week they practiced out of air emergencies and equipment failures.
The instructor, Tony from Dosil’s, is great. The man has the ability to teach the scouts in a way that keeps their attention. He also has unbelievable patience.