Scuba Diving Courses
Instruction & Scuba Diving Courses in CT
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.
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.
BASIC SCUBA CLASS-ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Jun 04, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Basic Scuba Course - starting June 4, 2015
6 weeks - classroom on Thursdays in Essex 6pm to 8:30pm
6 weeks - pool on Tuesdays at Westbrook YMCA 6:30pm to 9pm
Included in our fee of $449.00, 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 TO GET READY FOR YOUR SUMMER DIVING !
Call 860-767-1960 to sign up! Minimum age is 12 - No maximum limit!
ADVANCED DIVER COURSE - Jun 05, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
ADVANCED DIVER COURSE starts Friday, June 5, 2015, 6pm at the shop. Diving weekends are June 13-14, and June 27-28. Both weekends must be completed for certification.
Sign up at the shop or by calling us at 860-767-1960.
Enjoy learning new skills, such as navigation, night dive, deep dive, wreck dive, and more; increase your ability to do more boat charters. To get the best out of your deep and wreck dives, consider taking a NITROX COURSE ahead of time.
BASIC NITROX CLASS - Jun 09, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Next Basic Nitrox Class - Tuesday, June 9, at 6pm at Divers Cove
If you are planning on taking an Advanced Diver class, using nitrox will get you the best benefit for the boat charters and wreck dives.
Cost: $195.00 - includes books, classroom, certification card
Call 860-767-1960 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
BASIC SCUBA CLASS-BRANFORD YMCA - Jun 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Basic Scuba Course starting at the Branford YMCA - Saturdays - starting JUNE 13, 2015
6 weeks - classroom and pool - 2 pm to 7:00 pm
Included in our course fee of $449.00, 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 email@example.com
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A SUMMERTIME FAMILY ACTIVITY!