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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.

BASIC SCUBA COURSE - ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Jan 08, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course -  starting January 8, 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 WINTER DIVING VACATION!
Call 860-767-1960 to sign up!   Minimum age is 12 - No maximum limit!

 


BASIC SCUBA COURSE - BRANFORD YMCA - Jan 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course starting at the Branford YMCA - Saturdays - starting January 10, 2015

6 weeks - classroom and pool - 2 pm to 6:30 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   ed@diverscove.com

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAMILY ACTIVITY!


BUOYANCY CONTROL CLASS - Jan 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Learn how to control and maintain your buoyancy while diving.  Join us for a Buoyancy Control Class and find out about the techniques that will help you be more comfortable in the water.

Classroom session will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10 am in Essex.  Pool session will be the following Monday or Tuesday, pending pool location.

Cost of $125 covers classroom and pool.  Sign up with Divers Cove 860-767-1960 / email:  ed@diverscove.com


GOPRO CAMERA WORKSHOP - Jan 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Now that you got your new GoPro Camera for Christmas, come and learn how to get the best pictures and videos with it.

Mike Madelung of Blue Horizon Photography and a Divers Cove Divemaster will spend the evening going over all of the features of your GoPro camera, and advise techniques on getting the best shots.  He'll review accessories that are available, and software programs for editing.

$ 40.00 will get you pizza, drinks, and a great workshop!

Sign up with Divers Cove at 860-767-1960 / email:  ed@diverscove.com

 


BASIC SCUBA COURSE - CONN COLLEGE - Jan 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course - Mondays - at Connecticut College in New London - starting January 26, 2015

6 weeks classroom and pool from 6pm to 10pm in the Athletic Center Trophy Room

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 -     CONN STUDENTS register through school and get first preference for space.


METAL DETECTING WORKSHOP - Feb 04, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Do you like to find treasure, both on land and underwater?  Find out how to do it best with a metal detector!

Join us for a workshop on types of metal detectors and techniques for finding stuff, including underwater detectors.

Fee of $40.00 includes pizza, drinks, and a great workshop!

Call Divers Cove to sign up  860-767-1960 / email:  ed@diverscove.com


PUBLIC SAFETY ICE DIVING RESCUE COURSE - Feb 05, 2015 @ 6:00 pm thru Feb 08, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Lifeguard Systems and Divers Cove will be doing a Public Safety Ice Diving Rescue Course starting Thursday evening, February 5 at 6pm.   This 3 1/2 day course will train all dive team personnel how to do a safe rescue on the ice.

Location of the course will be in Woodstock CT.  Course is open to both divers and tenders.

Call Divers Cove for information and to sign up  860-767-1960 / email:  ed@diverscove.com


DRYSUIT COURSE - Mar 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Get your Drysuit Diver Certification and be ready to go diving early in the season!

This course consists of a full day of classroom on Saturday, March 14, 2015; a pool session, and 2 open water dives.   If you don't own your own drysuit, one will be provided for you for the course.

The fee of  $350.00 includes book, certification card, classroom, pool, dives, and use of drysuit.

Sign up by calling 860-767-1960 / email:  ed@diverscove.com