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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Scuba
Location 9320 W Broad St, Richmond, VA  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
7/30/2018 8:00 am 8/3/2018 4:30 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
5/29/2018   7/27/2018
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $475.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Heart of Virginia Capitol Troop 414

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Scuba Diving  9320 W Broad St, Richmond, VANone121613 Candy Johnson
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 Scuba Diving Merit Badge


                   July 30 to August 3, 2018                   


8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily

 

~ Must be at least 12 years of age.

~ Who can participate:  Boy Scouts, Venturers, parents/leaders, siblings, non-Scout friends, etc.

 

The Schedule:

 

Monday, July 30 –

8:00 am to 12:00         The Dive Shop, 9320 W Broad Street, Richmond -- instruction

12-1:30                        Lunch, transport (transportation provided)

1:30-4:00 pm               Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd, Sandston -- confined water dives

4:30                             Pick up tbd

 

 

Tuesday, July 31 –

8:00 am to 12:00         The Dive Shop, 9320 W Broad Street, Richmond -- instruction

12-1:30                        Lunch, transport (transportation provided)

1:30-4:00 pm               Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd, Sandston -- confined water dives

4:30                             Pick up tdb

 

 

Wednesday, August 1 –

8:00 am                       Leave Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, Richmond for Lake Phoenix, Rawlings, VA

9:00 am to 3:30 pm     Instruction and open water dives

4:30 pm                       Pick up at Meadowdale Library

 

 

Thursday, August 2 –

8:00 am                       Leave Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, Richmond for Lake Phoenix, Rawlings, VA

9:00 am to 3:30 pm     Instruction and open water dives

4:30 pm                       Pick up at Meadowdale Library

 

 

Friday, August 3 –

8:00 am                       Leave Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, Richmond for Lake Phoenix, Rawlings, VA

9:00 am to 3:30 pm     Instruction and open water dives

4:00 pm                       Possible graduation ceremony.  Different pick up time tbd.



Registration and Mandatory Orientation:

 

To register, call The Dive Shop at (804) 270-0700 to pay your hold-a-spot deposit.

 

After registering, please go to the Dive Shop, 9320 W Broad Street, Richmond at your earliest convenience for a mandatory orientation.  Both parent and child must attend.  You will fill out paperwork, get sized for equipment, and receive your crew pack with study materials.  

 

Bring a copy of BSA Health Form Part A&B.  Include copy of insurance card.

 

Prerequisites:

 

~ Must have earned swimming merit badge before beginning work on this merit badge.

~ Must have passed BSA swim test within 12 months of July 30, 2018.  Use this form:

   https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoor%20program/aquatics/pdf/430-122.pdf

~ Complete study materials in crew pack.

~ Merit badge requirement #6.

~ Fill out waiver for Lake Phoenix.  https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/550735c85d740/web/

 

Cost and payments:

 

Cost:  $475

 

Fee includes crew pack, PADI certification, use of all equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, regulator,

air tank, etc.), pool fees, lake entrance fees, transportation, and lunch each day.

 

Payments may be made to The Dive Shop by calling (804) 270-0700. Tell them you’re with the

merit badge class.

$100 refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your spot.

$175 by June 15, 2018

$200 by July 19, 2018

 

Cancellation:  Should you need to cancel, a full refund is available through July 25.  If you received

a crew pack, it needs to be returned unopened; otherwise, there is $100 fee for the materials.  After

July 25, no refund is available, but you may attend one of the other regular classes.  There would

be an additional $50 rescheduling fee.

 

What to bring:

 

Swimsuit.  Swim shirt if desired.

Sunscreen

Towel

Dry clothes for ride home

Water bottle

Crew pack

Blue card

 

The use of all necessary equipment is included in the fee (we’re borrowing the equipment).  Should

you wish to purchase any equipment, The Dive Shop offers 25% off to participants.

 



Bonus opportunity:



 August 31 to September 3, 2018 (Labor Day weekend)

 

“ScubaJam Virginia is designed to provide a great scuba diving experience in a weekend long

event based around fun diving activities, land based demonstrations, camping and other social

activities for certified young divers to share with friends.”

 

That’s the boring description!  This looks awesome!  Underwater challenges, tons of prizes, and a

weekend to Scuba dive.  Check it out!  http://www.scubajam-va.org/index.html

 

ScubaJam fee $170.

 

We can register and camp as a group.  We need to register soon, so if interested please let me

know and we’ll make plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any questions?  Contact Candy Johnson (479) 466-1547 or cjohnson498@verizon.net
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