Scuba Diving Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Scuba Diving
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Summer 2016 Discover Scuba - various locations 16 Scouts
Summer 2015 Discover Scuba - various locations 24 Scouts
Summer 2014 Discover Scuba - various locations 14 Scouts
Summer 2013 Discover Scuba - various locations 12 Scouts
Calendar Year 2012 Discover Scuba - various locations 15 Scouts
Calendar Year 2011 Discover Scuba - various locations 6 Scouts
Calendar Year 2010 Discover Scuba - various locations 8 Scouts
Scuba Diving Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 2009
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

1. Do the following:

a. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while scuba diving, including hypothermia, hyperventilation, squeezes, decompression illness, nitrogen narcosis, motion sickness, fatigue, overexertion, heat reactions, dehydration, injuries by aquatic life, and cuts and scrapes.

b. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person, and explain how to recognize such conditions. Demonstrate the proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.


2. Before completing requirements 3 through 6, earn the Swimming merit badge.


3. Discuss the Scuba Divers Code with your merit badge counselor, and explain the importance of each guideline to a scuba divers safety.


4. Earn an Open Water Diver Certification from a scuba organization recognized by the Boy Scouts of America scuba policy.


5. Explain what an ecosystem is, and describe four aquatic ecosystems a diver might experience.


6. Find out about three career opportunities in the scuba industry. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2020