Scuba for Kids and Boy Scouts
The fun and adventure of scuba diving is something that feeds any child's imagination.
It also meshes perfectly with the Boy Scouts of America. At Dive Utah, we love helping kids and scouts experience first hand the excitement of diving.
Discover Snorkeling is a one time class to learn the basics of snorkeling. We cover equipment selection and fit, breathing and fining techniques, snorkel clearing and surface dives. This class last about 1 hour and costs $35 or $20 for groups of 4 or more. No age limit.
Discover Scuba is a one time trial of scuba diving. It last just over 1 hour and allows kids, scouts and leaders alike to see what breathing underwater feels like. The cost is $35 or $20 for groups of 4 or more. Ages 8 and up.
Snorkel BSA Award
The Snorkel BSA Award goes over the basics of snorkeling and skin diving. This is a wonderful introduction to being safe around water. This class last about 1 hour and costs $35 or $20 for groups of 4 or more.
Scuba BSA Award
The Scuba BSA Award goes into more detail than the Discover Scuba. You will learn basic skills like how to recover your regulator and clear water from your mask. This lasts about 2 hours and costs $40 or $30 for groups of 4 or more.
Scuba Diving Merit Badge
One of the newest merit badges offered, Scuba Diving has 6 requirements. Most of them are answered with the help of the merit badge book. Requirement #4 requires a scout to become Open Water certified. Certification class classes cost $300 and take about 1 month to complete. See Dive Utah's Open Water Orientation for Boy Scouts for more details.
During the summer we offer other classes for kids.
The next step for kids who are already good swimmers - this class combines the Discover Snorkel and Discover Scuba Classes. Ages 8 and up. Classes meet for 4 lessons that are 45 minutes each. Class sizes are extremely limited. There are NO make-up lessons for missed classes. Liability and medical statements MUST be signed prior to the first class. The cost is $75.
Dive Utah Seal Team
If your kids really love scuba and want to learn more, then the Seal Team is for them. Ages 8 and up. Classes meet for 5 lessons that are 1-1/2 hours each. After completing the class, Seal Team Members can come back and complete different Aqua Missions to learn more about the underwater world. Liability and medical statements MUST be signed prior to the first class. The cost is $199.
Talk to the dive shop for details about scheduling these classes. Special class schedules for groups of 4 or more!!! (If you have 4 or more, we can pick most of the dates and times we meet!)