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Awards and Certifications

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base’ focus is on the needs and priorities of our Scouts as well as on continuously developing our adventures, food service and customer service in order to achieve total quality – in other words performing with the highest quality and efficiency on every level.

With consistent dedication to the highest impact on Scouts and the lowest impact on our environment we have become certified by the following industry leading organizations:

National Camp Accreditation Program Certified - 5 Year Authorization (2014 - 2018) - The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America's National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) is to help elevate camps to new levels of excellence in delivering Scouting's promise to youth. Camps will engage in a rigorous review of facilities, continuous improvement, and correction or elimination of substandard practices.

The NCAP achieves this purpose through the following:

  • National camp standards
  • Application and Authorization to Operate review
  • Camp Strategic Analysis
  • Continuous Camp Improvement Program
  • Annual camp assessment process

Only camps that successfully complete all five aspects of the NCAP are BSA accredited camps.

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American Camp Association Certified - The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 9,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else. 

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REEF Field Station - Committed to conserving marine ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists.


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Blue Star Operator - Blue Star is a program established by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to reduce the impact of divers and snorkelers on the coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys.

It is a voluntary recognition program saluting charter boat operators who promote responsible and sustainable diving and snorkeling practices, helping keep the reef healthy for generations to come.

Blue Star operators are committed to responsible tourism and go the extra step to educate their customers about the coral reef ecosystem, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and diving and snorkeling etiquette. 

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PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center - PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted. In fact, on most scuba diving adventures, you’ll be surrounded by other PADI Divers who made the same certification choice you did – to train with the world’s largest and most respected scuba diving training organization.




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Scout Centers of Excellence for Nature and Environment - SCENES is part of the World Scout Environment Program and an important place to showcase what Scouting is doing for nature and the environment.


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About SeaBase

Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, and in the U.S. Virgin Islands the near shore reefs and crystal-clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.