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Instruction & Scuba Diving Courses in CT

Upcoming Courses

From the North Atlantic lobster off of the coast of New England to the hand-tamed stingrays at Stingray City of Cayman Islands, the underwater world is an adventure waiting to be shared. Water covers two-thirds of our planet and represents the last great frontier on earth. Divers underwater are able to experience what many just dream about -- the exploration of sunken shipwrecks, the wonder of marine life, the lure of game fish, and the beauty of the coral reef.

Learning to dive is not as difficult as many people believe. You need not be a competitive swimmer or an olympic athlete. A reasonable fitness level, comfortable swimming skills, good health, minimum age of 12, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn are the only prerequisites.

Training begins with SCUBA DIVER entry level certification course. Our courses consist of 6 classroom sessions and 6 pool sessions, and 5 open water dives given by our well-trained and safety conscious instructors and assistants. The basics of scuba diving will be taught and practiced throughout the sessions, creating knowledgable and comfortable scuba divers, all while having fun learning new skills!

Our course fee includes books, classroom, pool, certification card, use of all needed scuba equipment (tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators, weight belts with weights, and wetsuit). You only need to supply your own mask, snorkle, booties, and fins which can be purchased at the shop. While you're taking your course, any purchases you make at Divers Cove get a 10% discount.

When all requirements have been completed in your SCUBA DIVER course, you will receive a certification card which will be recognized world-wide for being able to rent and/or purchase scuba life-support equipment and go diving.


After you have learned the basic skills for scuba diving, a great way to enhance your diving experience is to take an ADVANCED DIVER course. This course includes 1 classroom session and 8 different open water dives. You may dive in a quarry, night dive, learn to navigate with a compass underwater, use a camera underwater, dive a wreck, and many other experiences - learning new skills and techniques. The Advanced Diver certification also opens the way for more opportunities for boat charters, as many of the locations require the advanced card.


Upcoming Courses

If you aren't able to make it to the classes listed below, please send us an email with your information and we will be in touch as soon as new classes are added.

NITROX CLASS - Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Nitrox Class - starts Wednesday, April 23, at 6pm at Divers Cove!

Open to all levels of certification - 2 nights of classroom

Learn how to plan your dive with oxygen enriched air for safer diving!

Call 860-767-1960 or email  ed@diverscove.com  to sign up.


BASIC SCUBA CLASS - ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Apr 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course -  starting April 24, 2014

6 weeks - classroom on Thursdays in Essex 6pm to 8:30pm

6 weeks -  pool on Tuesdays at Westbrook YMCA 6:30pm to 9pm

Divers Cove supplies  use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, weights/belt), wetsuit w/hooded vest, books, certification card, 5 open water dives, classroom, pool, and lots of fun while learning!

You supply mask, fins, snorkle, booties  (available for purchase at Divers Cove w/10% discount) and lots of enthusiasm!

Call 860-767-1960 to register -


GOPRO CAMERA CLINIC - Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Now that you have your GoPro camera - or are thinking of getting one:

Join us for a GoPro Camera Clinic on Wednesday, April 30, at 6pm at Divers Cove in Essex.

Bring your camera, your questions, and $20.00 to cover pizza, workshop, and time to answer your questions.  Our Divemaster  Mike Madelung  will help you with using the camera and how accessories can help you get the most out of your photography and videos.

Call Divers Cove  860-767-1960 to register.


BASIC SCUBA COURSE - BRANFORD YMCA - Jun 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course - Saturdays - starting June 14, 2014

6 weeks - classroom and pool - 2 pm to 6:30 pm

Divers Cove provides  use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, weights/belt), wetsuit w/hooded vest, books, certification card, 5 open water dives, classroom, pool, and lots of fun while learning!

You supply mask, fins, snorkle, booties  (available for purchase at Divers Cove w/10% discount) and lots of enthusiasm!

Call 860-767-1960 to register - or e-mail   ed@diverscove.com

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAMILY SUMMER ACTIVITY!


BASIC SCUBA CLASS - ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Jun 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course -  starting June 19, 22014

6 weeks - classroom on Thursdays in Essex 6pm to 8:30pm

6 weeks -  pool on Tuesdays at Westbrook YMCA 6:30pm to 9pm

Divers Cove supplies  use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, weights/belt), wetsuit w/hooded vest, books, certification card, 5 open water dives, classroom, pool, and lots of fun while learning!

You supply mask, fins, snorkle, booties  (available for purchase at Divers Cove w/10% discount) and lots of enthusiasm!      THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAMILY SUMMER ACTIVITY!

Call 860-767-1960 to register -


ANDI COMPLETE SAFEAIR COURSE - Jul 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Sign up for the MOST complete Nitrox course there is:  the ANDI Complete SafeAir Course!  Completion of this course certifies you to use all SafeAir mixtures, including SafeAir 50.

This program requires 8-12 hours of classroom and 2 open water orientation/training dives.

Pre-requisite:  Open Water Certification

NOTE:  Both Classroom and Open Water Dives must be completed satisfactorily for certification.  A Part One certification may be issued upon satisfactory completion of all classroom requirements.  This certification may then be used to complete the 2 logged SafeAir dives required for the full certification.

Classroom:  July 16 and July 20 - 6:00 pm

Open Water Dives:  Saturday, July 25 - 2 tanks

Course Fee:  $295  for classroom and student materials

Certification Dives:  $130 including SafeAir fills

Call Divers Cove  860-767-1960  or e-mail   ed@diverscove.com  to sign up