In the past, the BSA minimum age for scuba diving was 14. Therefore scuba participants had to be 14 years of age before they could scuba dive at the Florida Sea Base or in a unit activity. However, High Adventure policy allowed persons to participate in other programs provided they were turning 14 on or before 01 September of the year they were going to participate.
The new BSA Scuba Policy allows persons of “Scouting age” (generally meaning as young as 10.5 years) to participate in scuba. However, the High Adventure age policy remains the same. Therefore, beginning 01 January 2010 persons can participate in FSB scuba programs if they will be 14 years old by 01 September 2010.