The Pamlico Sea Base, in conjunction with Olympus Dive Center, offers you the safest and highest quality SCUBA training in a top five world diving destination. In their goal to educate competent and comfortable divers, Olympus guides will instruct participants in basic diving skills and equipment safety. Classroom instruction is balanced with daily swimming pool practice sessions. Towards the end of the course, divers have a chance to test their skills at a local rock quarry and a shore-based beach dive. The highlight of the week is an open ocean dive during which participants are evaluated for their PADI certification. All participants in the program will have the opportunity to earn their PADI certification. This certification is recognized world-wide and will allow participants to rent gear and continue their underwater exploration in virtually any diving arena. The Pamlico Sea Base will provide logistical support, food and lodging for participants.

Program Fee: $525.00 Per Person

Included in cost: Certification cost, equipment rentals, boat charter, rock quarry fee, textbook and materials, food, and lodging

Not included : mask, fins, snorkel and booties (a package option is available through Olympus Dive Center for $199).

Course Dates : Courses will be available starting June 11 through October 15, 2010. All courses will start on a Friday at 1:00 and conclude on Tuesday evening. (The weekend of August 14th is not available)

Course Size : The maximum class size for this course is (8) eight. The minimum is (4) four. At least two adult leaders are required to accompany the class (a reduced registration fee is available for adults not participating in the course). If only one adult can be provided a Sea Base staff member will fill in as a second in accordance with BSA Youth Protection Guidelines for an additional fee of $175.

Age Requirements : All participants must be 14 years of age by January 1, 2010

Registration:  Crews are required to register for their course, with a $50 non-refundable deposit due no later than 30 days prior to their course. The SCUBA Roster should be attached to the registration form. Final payment is due 7 full days prior to arrival. Crews who pay their balance upon arrival will be charged an additional $30 per person.


Safety Concerns

Please understand that SCUBA diving involves a high degree of risk. For this reason participants will be required to perform a swim test in which they are evaluated by a dive instructor and complete a Diving Medical Form along with the BSA Class 3 form. There are several medical conditions, commonly found in Scouting age participants, that can inhibit a person’s ability to dive. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Behavioral Health Problems, Claustrophobia, Ear and Hearing Problems, Sinus Trouble, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Respiratory Problems, Hernia, Recent Surgery, Over 40 years of age or Drug Allergies.

If you have questions about whether or not it is medically safe for you to participate in this program you can consult the physicians at the Divers Alert Network by phone (919) 684-2948 during normal business hours.

Any questions relating to the services provided by Olympus Dive Center, please contact Olympus directly and reference “Sea Base”.