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Scuba Diving Courses

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.

GO PRO CAMERA WORKSHOP - Dec 09, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

GO PRO CAMERA WORKSHOP - Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 6pm

Learn about the cameras and photo and video techniques.  Divemaster Mike Madelung will walk you through it all.

Call Divers Cove 860-767-1960 to sign up!


BASIC SCUBA COURSE starts Thursday, January 7, 2016

6 Classroom sessions on Thursday nights at the shop in Essex, 6pm to 8:30pm

6 Pool sessions on Wednesday nights at the Westbrook YMCA, 6:30pm to 9PM

5 Open Water Dives - to start in May or on your vacation with a referral form

Fee of $449 includes books, certification card, classroom, pool, use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, weight belt w/weights, wetsuit, hooded vest) and local open water dives.  Does NOT include mask, fins, snorkle, and booties which are available for purchase here at the shop with 10% discount.

A Gift Certificate for a course would make a great Christmas gift for someone!  Scuba is also a great family activity!

Call or stop in to register!  Get scuba certified and enjoy our underwater world in a whole new way!

Minimum age is 12 - no maximum age!