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Scuba diving

Scuba diving is the activity of underwater swimming with breathing aided by the use of an air tank.

Who is it suitable for?
Due to age restrictions from providers this is best suited for Scouts onwards but some providers will accommodate older Cubs, generally an activity for those 10 years and over.

Additional Information
You can find a club or centre on the British Sub Aqua Club website and a providers list on the PADI website.

Badge Links
Cubs Water Activities Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award, Water Activities Activity Badge

How to run/provide scuba diving

There are 3 ways of running Scuba diving in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running scuba diving yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running scuba diving using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running scuba diving for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for scuba diving is:

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