Scuba BSA, SCUBA Diving MB & NAUI Certification

Full Week-Morning Program | Age 13+ and Adults
Class Size – Minimum: 4  Maximum: 12
Weeks 1 and 2

Want to explore the world beneath the waves? The SCUBA program at Hinds will take any Scout or adult to new depths in an experience that will give them several rewards including the Scuba BSA Award, Scuba Diving Merit Badge and the NAUI Adult (16 & up) or Junior (under 16) Scuba Diver Certification.  This is a morning only program instructed by Barclays Skindivers Paradise ( 
What is the NAUI Certification? The NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) Scuba Diver Certification is an international certification that accredits adults and Scouts with the ability to Scuba Dive in open waters. Once you have finished this week and all other required material you will be able to independently go on voyages with a group or buddy and have your own underwater adventures anywhere around the world.
New for 2019 the online text should be completed prior to arrival at Camp Hinds. This modified e-Learning system streamlines the learning process, leaving more time for Water Skills that Scouts and Adults will complete while at Camp Hinds. Classroom time, as well as confined and open water time will be completed during your time at Camp Hinds.  A minimum of 4 participants must be enrolled two weeks before the start of class to hold the class.
Expense: Cost for this Experience is the camp fee (early bird or late depending on when the Scout registers) plus the $405.00 Scuba fee for the week. This includes your week’s stay, instruction from Barclays Skindivers Paradise, NAUI Certification fees and Education materials, and scuba equipment use*.

» Must meet the age requirement
» Scouts must be strong swimmers with pre-requisites of Swimming MB and Lifesaving MB
» Will require some online classwork starting in June
» Medical Clearance will be required – Scouts must provide a completed copy of the medical form available 
   from Skindivers Paradise or it can be downloaded below. Those with medical concerns can 
   have your questions answer via NAUI’s affiliation with DAN (Divers Alert Network)

* Students wanting to purchase their own personal equipment (snorkel, mask, boots & fins) can do so at a special discounted rate through Skindivers Paradise.  or 1-800-427-3483

How to Register: Registration will be done online. Please be advised that space is limited due to instructor ratios. Homework is required and there will be a certification test administered to receive the NAUI credentials.
Download PDF of
NAUI Medical Form

Last Update: February 29, 2020