Scuba Exploring Question
OLAN WATKINS (76207.3431@CompuServe.COM)
23 Oct 96 01:25:39 EDT
I have a couple of questions for some of you folks that are involved with an
Exploring Scuba Post, Exploring in general, and Scuba certification.
I have been invited to become an Associate Advisor for a new Coed Scuba
Exploring Post that is just getting started in my council. The Post is being
sponsored by a dive shop. The dive shop is offering PADI open water diver
certification for a cost of $75 if the Post members purchase their equipment
from the shop. Is that a reasonable fee for a group like an Exploring Post?
Estimates of equipment cost range between $150 to $300 per person.
There were about 30 kids at the first meeting, so it looks like it will be a
good sized group.
I have been told that I need to take the specific Exploring Youth Protection
Training certification. Any one know of what if any difference there is
between the regular Boy Scout Youth Protection certification and that for
The kids also want to do some of the regular high adventure type things as
well as scuba, such as rock climbing/rappelling, white water, COPE course,
firearms training, etc.
I am an NRA rifle/shotgun/pistol instructor, and pistol shooting is not
allowed for Boy Scouts, but I understand that it is allowed for Explorers, is
Initial plans call for 4 dive-camping trips per year, with two to local
lakes, one to out of state fresh water dive, and one to an out of state
saltwater dive location.