SCOUT TROOP SCUBA CLASSES

 Welcome to the underwater world! You are about to take the first step toward experiencing the joy and excitement of SCUBA diving. Although our courses are informative and exciting, we strive to make your overall training experience enjoyable and entertaining as well.

Anchors Away Scuba draws from over 20 years of experience to develop SCUBA programs that are tailored to even the most demanding lifestyles. Classes are available in several formats such as: weekly, individual/private, groups/team-building/families, or accelerated 4-day courses.

However, all scout classes are in the weekly format. Depending on the instructor, the class will be one night per week for 6-8 weeks or as a weekend course schedule.

During the classroom sessions we will discuss the skills and equipment needed to enjoy and safely SCUBA dive. The pool sessions are the practical initial review of the skills covered in the academics of your SCUBA program. You will learn the basic required skills and techniques to be a safe and successful SCUBA diver.

 At the conclusion of the classroom and pool training, you will be required to complete 4 open water dives to receive your Open Water Diver certification. These dives will help you to master the skills you have learned in the pool and academics.

Each scout will be responsible for picking up their equipment at the shop and transporting it to the dive sites. Equipment can be picked up on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday prior to your open water weekend. 

There are several activities available to Scout Troops once you become certified divers such as; Sea Base, located in the Florida Keys, is a self-directed high adventures program; camping/diving trips and community service projects to name a few. This is a lifetime certification.


DISCOUNTED CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Anchors Away Scuba believes in the Scouting program and how it impacts a person’s life. We offer SCUBA classes to Boy/Girl Scout troops and their registered adult leaders at a discounted rate.

The following items will be REQUIRED:

1.      Each person must be a current registered scout or adult leader.

2.      Attendance at one of the following class schedules:

                     1. 6 to 8-week course, 1 night per week (Tuesdays, Thursday) or

                     2. 4-day weekend course Thursday/Friday 6-9; Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-2 or

                     3. Bi-Weekly weekend course – Friday 6-9p, Sat. 9a-5p, Sun. 9a-3p (times are subject to change)  

         Each troop is responsible for scheduling their class times with Anchors Away Scuba.
     
3.      Class start dates will be scheduled at least 6 weeks in advance.

4.      Cost per person is $335.00 for the class and pool work and includes the open water training dives.

5.      Each person is required to have their own student kit (included in cost).

6.      Note – Any missed pool sessions will cost $25.00 per person to make up.

7.     Must have passed and be valid with BSA swim test (can be provided, if needed with separate scheduling).  

 Anchors Away Scuba does provide the scouts all equipment for the pool, so it is not necessary for scouts to pre-purchase equipment. However, students need to provide their own proper fitting mask, fins and snorkel prior to pool training. Anchors Away Scuba offers a discount on these items as well as package deals only available for Scouts. We will assist with ensuring they are the correct items for scuba and properly fit.  

Mask/Snorkel/Fins Set:

Brand-SEAC: Scout Cost- $93.99 (Regular Retail: $150.99)

Full Package:

Mask/Snorkel/Fins/Wetsuit/Safety Tube/Whistle/Reel/Boots

Brand-SEAC: Scout Cost - $285.99 (Regular Retail: $435.99)

The regular prices for classroom, pool and open water dives are $465.00 per person and $85.00 plus tax for the student kit.  

 REGISTRATION

 Scout leaders can register the scouts for classes by phone or email to reserve your space. We will need a contact name, phone number and email address. Email Anchors Away Scuba at Info@AnchorsAwayScuba.com or call us at 334.578.3483 to schedule classes.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 Each scout will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle and snack. Anchors Away Scuba will provide all other necessary equipment for the pool/open water training.

SNORKELING CLASSES

Snorkeling classes are available for Scout Troops, cost $65.00 per person. This is a one-day class with pool instruction only. (Regular Retail: $90.00) Schedules upon request.

We have a registered Scuba Merit Badge Counselor on staff. Our staff is YPT certified.