St. Croix SCUBA Adventure Program Arrival and Registration

St. Croix SCUBA Adventure Program Arrival and Registration

St. Croix SCUBA Adventure Program Arrival and Registration Arrival Time is between 1 and 3 PM Check in and review documents Meet your Professional Sea Base Divemaster Swim Review Weekly Schedule Arrival Day Registration and Orientation Day Two

Swim skill review and scuba skills review Snorkel BSA Open Water Dive 1 & 2 Day Three Navigation and Buoyancy skills Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Day Four PADI Project AWARE Open Water Dives 5 & 6 Weekly Schedule (continued) Day Five

Shark Awareness Open Water Dives 7 & 8 Day Six Open Water Dives 9 & 10 Tour of Ft. Chrisianvaren Day Seven Departure Schedule is weather dependent Skills and Explorations Your Crew Will Accomplish Compass Navigation Skills

Fish Counts Natural Navigation Skills Coral Bleaching Identification Advanced Buoyancy Skills Night Diving Skills Reef Fish and Invertebrate Identification Coral Identification

Certifications and Awards PADI Project AWARE S.C.E.N.E. Duty to God Sleeping You will be tent camping Please bring your own bedding and sleeping pad

Cots are not provided Normally there is are consistent trade winds blowing from the ocean over camp Tents have mosquito netting Galley All meals served at Camp Wall Packed lunches for the afternoon Crews will help prepare and cook dinners

Those with special food needs please contact us prior to your arrival [email protected] Sea Base Blessing Bless the creatures of the Sea Bless this person I call me Bless the Keys you made so grand Bless the sun that warms the land Bless the fellowship we feel as we gather for this meal Amen Ships Store

Open Everyday Order Custom Crew Apparel Shirts Hats Duffel Bags *Custom orders must be placed six weeks prior to arrival Water bottles, sunscreen and a large assortment of souvenirs. www.fsbshipstore.com Scuba Equipment Sea Base is proud to offer ScubaPro equipment

for St. Croix BCs with weight integration Regulators with alternate air sources 3 gauge consoles include pressure gauge, depth gauge and compass (dive computers not provided or available for rent) GO Travel fins (no booties required) Mask and snorkels Poisonous Plants Manchineel (Death Apple Tree) is extremely toxic. Found on and near beaches it has green heart shaped leaves with yellowish veins. Ingestion of the fruit can cause

severe burning, blistering, temporary blindness or death. Poisonous Plants Comocladia (Christmas Bush) found in open canopies and along trails. Dark green leaves with a reddish hue and possible red fruit. Touching the plant may cause itching, burning, swelling irritation and a rash that may last for several days. Poisonous Plants Jumbie Bean (Crabs Eye or Rosary) is extremely toxic. Found in well drained

wooded areas, this vine has bright red seeds. If ingested may cause nausea, vomiting, convulsions, liver failure and death. Poisonous Plants Pencil Euphorbia (Milk Bush) is extremely toxic. Bright green pencil thin branches on a shrub like tree that secretes a milky sap when broken or damaged. May cause skin irritation, burns, severe rash and blisters and blindness. Scuba Medical Document System

All documents that are needed for the Scuba Adventure Programs are to be completed using our online system. Documents must be uploaded onto our online system. We cannot accept documents that have been mailed or emailed. For all crews this is due no later than March 1st *As a special note: if you would like to print your completed BSA Medical to take with you for your annual physical, you may do so by selecting Download Health Form and printing the PDF once you have completed the questionnaire. Scuba Medical Document System Required documents for St. Croix Scuba Adventure:

BSA Parts A, B and C PADI Medical Statement signed by a medical professional* PADI Release for Certified Scuba Divers* Health Insurance Card Scuba Certification Card St. Croix Boat Release* Actions for Addressing Identified Medical Conditions Restriction Diving form** *These are two page documents and both pages are required to be uploaded Note**. This may not be required for all divers. Your crew leader will notify you if it will be required.

Heres how it works: Once your Primary Adult Crew Leader has registered your unit within the Sea Base Scuba Medical Submission Site, you will receive an email with a link and a request code prompting you to complete your online BSA Medical. You will not receive this email until your Primary Adult Crew Leader has registered your crew on the medical site. To create an account (if you are logging in for the first time): 1. Click the link above to create your account 2. You will be asked to confirm the information of the participant that has been invited. If this information is correct, select Continue. 3. This will direct you to the log in page. Select Create New Account You are creating the account for the parent or guardian NOT the Scout 4. Follow the prompts on the screen and select Create. To complete your medical (if you are attending Sea Base with your Scout:

1. Once you have created your account, and have logged in select Enter Request Code 2. Enter the request code that was sent to you by the Primary Adult Crew Leader 3. Select your name from the drop-down bar or add you name if it does not appear 4. Once you have selected your name, click Continue. You will be directed to begin your medical. 5. Once you have completed this Health Form section, you will have completed your BSA Medical Parts A & B. To complete a family member/Scout's medical: 6. Once your account has been created, click "My Account" 7. Click "My Profile" 8. Click "Add New Family"-here is where you will add your Scout 9. Once you have created the Scout's profile be sure to save their information 10. Click "My Account" 11. Next, click "Enter a Request Code"-here is where you will enter your Scout's request code 12. Confirm Scout's information 13. Proceed to enter the Scout's medical information

14. Once you have completed this Health Form section, you will have completed your BSA Medical Parts A & B. To manage your Scuba Participant Uploads: 1. Once you have logged in, under My Account Dashboard select View Medicals. 2. Click on the name of the participant. 3. Click Scuba Participant Uploads. 4. Upload the corresponding document to the correct section. NOTE: Make sure to review the following pages as samples before you upload your required documents. Incomplete or inaccurate documents will be sent back and will delay your processing. All medical documents must be uploaded onto our online system. We cannot accept documents that have been mailed or emailed. Please review the Scuba Participant & Parents guide to Online Medicals . The link for this is on our website under each Scuba Adventure

Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving The following pages are meant to be a guide for the more common conditions and not an absolute list. If you have a medical condition that may be of concern, please contact the Scuba Department at Florida Sea Base for guidance. The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Absolute medical contradictions for scuba diving with the BSA

Asthma Epilepsy/Seizures Insulin dependent diabetes Multiple (more than one) medication for ADD, ADHD and depression Anxiety Narcolepsy Exceeding the height/weight requirements NOTE: For additional information read the detailed description on the following slides or in the Participant Guide. Not every disqualifying medical condition for scuba diving is listed

The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Part C and PADI Medical Statement must be signed by a physician within the last year. Medical issues: Hypertensive: Blood pressure must be lower than 140/90 prior to arrival at Sea Base. Concussions: Those who have suffered a concussion should contact Florida Sea Base The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued.

Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Part C and PADI Medical Statement must be signed by a physician within the last year. Medical issues: Seizures (Epilepsy) Seizures while snorkeling or scuba diving are extremely dangerous and often fatal. History of loss of consciousness often precludes snorkeling or scuba diving. Formal consultation with a neurologist and/or cardiologist is required. No participant with a history of seizures or taking anti-epileptic medication may snorkel or scuba dive. Prospective participants with a history of febrile seizures may be considered for snorkeling or scuba diving after a formal consult with their neurologist. NOTE: It may be possible for someone with absent or well controlled seizures to attend. However, if they do attend They must not snorkel or scuba dive. To gain clearance, they must be approved by their neurologist.

The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving Weight Limits: Sea Base participants must meet the BSA Height and Weight Guidelines. Exceptions may be made for individuals who do not exceed the BSA H&W Guidelines by more than 20lbs. To receive an exception, the participant must provide a letter from their physician (MD or DO only) stating that they are in good health and are approved for participation. 1. If they are under the height/weight limit they are fine. 2. If they are over the height/weight limit by no more than 20 pounds, a note from the physician will work. 3. If they are over the height/weight limit by more than 20 pounds they will not be allowed to attend. 4. Individuals 78 inches or taller cannot be offered an exception.

Any participant not meeting the height/weight requirements will be sent home at their own expense. Absolutely no exceptions will be made. The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving Medical issues: ADD/ADHD/depression Medication: Your physician must contact Divers Alert Network for a consultation before signing Part C*. Participants on multiple (more than one) medication will not be cleared to scuba dive. Anxiety Medication: Participants with anxiety will not be cleared to scuba dive. *Physician (MD or DO only) must complete the Actions for Addressing Identified Medical

Conditions Restricting Diving form and submit it with the participants other documents. Concussions: Those who have suffered a concussion should contact Florida Sea Base The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving Medical issues: Asthma: Persons being treated for asthma (including reactive airway disease) are disqualified from BSA scuba programs. Persons with a history of asthma who have been asymptomatic and have not used medications to control asthma for five years or more may be allowed to scuba dive as part of a BSA activity upon submission of evidence from their treating physician. Persons with a history of asthma who have been asymptomatic and have not used medication to control asthma for fewer than five years may be allowed to scuba dive as part of a BSA activity upon submission of a methacholine challenge test showing the asthma to be

resolved to the satisfaction of the Sea Base Medical Director. This is the only test approved by the BSA. Asthma Information Participants, youth or adult, with asthma will not be cleared to scuba dive. The predisposing factors, severity of attacks or intermitted asthma does not change this BSA policy. Those that are currently scuba certified or have a physicians approval for scuba diving will not be cleared to scuba dive at Florida Sea Base. There are no exceptions, exclusions or waivers to this policy. The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued. Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving Medical issues: Diabetes: Persons 18 years old or older must submit four hemoglobin A1c test with each test being less

than 7, which are taken with in the last 12 months. Any test higher than 7 will disqualify a participant. Persons younger that 18 years of age with Type 1 diabetes will not be allowed to scuba dive. Participants who use insulin to control diabetes will not be qualified to scuba dive. Diabetes Information Participants that are insulin dependent, youth or adult, will not be cleared to scuba dive. Those that are currently scuba certified or have a physicians approval for scuba diving will not be cleared to scuba dive at Florida Sea Base. Participants younger than 18 years of age with Type 1 diabetes will not be cleared to scuba dive. There are no exceptions, exclusions or waivers to this policy. The final decision for participation in all Florida Sea Base program is at the discretion of the Sea Base Medical Director. The decision is final and we are unable to change or alter that decision. No waivers will be issued.

Crew Leader Information Administration Crew Rosters completed 90 days prior to arrival Medicals in on time to avoid disappointments All adult leaders must be registered with the BSA At least one adult leader must have a Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification All adult leaders must have up to date:

Youth Protection Training BSA Safe Swim Defense BSA Safety Afloat BSA Hazardous Weather Training FAQs What Scuba Certification cards does BSA-FSB Recognized? The Boy Scouts of America and Florida Se Base only accept certification from RSTC recognized training agencies which include IDEA, NASDS, PADI, PDIC, SSI, YMCA NAUI, SDI/TDI, RAID, IANTD, NASE and SNSI and others listed on the Recreational Scuba Training Council. No other certification cards are accepted. May I bring my own scuba equipment? Yes, but it will be inspected by our professional staff. If it does not meet our requirements you will have to use our equipment. Do not bring dive knives or spear guns.

FAQs FAQs What if I arrive at Florida Sea Base and I exceed the weight limit? You will not be permitted to participate in a program or stay at Florida Sea Base. All must meet the Height/Weight Restrictions found on the BSA Part C Physical. What if I arrive without a signed medical? All medical documentation must be taken care of in advance and signed by a physician. You will not be permitted to participate in a program or stay at Florida Sea Base. If I am unable to scuba dive may I participate as a snorkeler? Yes, so long as you are medically qualified to do so. FAQs

Recommendations on What to Bring 1 Long sleeve shirt 1 Short sleeve shirt

Wide brimmed hat Dive logbook Biodegradable sunscreen 2 pair of shorts (1 swim trunks, 1 regular) Light pants 3 Pairs of socks (1 being neoprene swim socks) 2 Pairs of shoes (1 athletic, 1 sandals) Light rain jacket $200) Sleeping pad Water bottle 1 Sleeping cover Polarized sunglasses

2 towels Dive watch Toiletry kit Flashlight Camera Insect repellent Spending money ($150- FAQs What NOT to Bring

Spear Guns Firearms Fireworks Skateboards Aerosol sunscreen or bug spray Personal music player Mess kits Metal or aluminum water bottles Unnecessary items

Contact Details Florida Sea Base Main phone 305-664-4173 FAX 305-664-2039 Scuba Director Joe Angelo 305-394-5480 [email protected] Program Office Manager-Natacha Angelo305-664-5627 [email protected] Registration Information Nancy Wells 305-664-5616 [email protected] Director of Program Operations Tim Stanfill 305-664-5614 [email protected]

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