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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 CLASS-ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Get ready for summer scuba diving!  Our next basic class starts Thursday, May 18, at 6pm here at the shop.

Course will consist of e-learning academics, 3 classroom sessions, and 6 pool sessions at the Westbrook YMCA.

Pick up your e-learning kit starting May 1.  Classroom sessions are May 18, June 1, and June 28 - 6pm to 8:30pm

Pool Sessions at the YMCA are on Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 9pm on May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, July 5.

Open Waters will be July 8 and 9

  Call 860-767-1960  or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com if interested.


FREE WORKSHOP - GEAR MAINTENANCE - May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Start your Wednesday Afternoon Dive Season with a free workshop and pizza.  May 24, 2017 at 6pm

Ed will cover ways to maintain and do field repairs on your scuba equipment.

Call 860-767-1960  or  e-mail   chris@diverscove.com    to sign up!!


NITROX CLASS - Jun 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Get Nitrox certified for safer diving, especially for boat charters and dive trips to Canada!

Nitrox course will start on Monday, June 12, at 6pm at the shop.  Second night will be Monday, June 19, at 6pm at the shop.   Please pick up your books in advance so that you can get most of the knowledge quest done before the first night.

Cost is $195.00 per person, including books and certification card.

Call 860-767-1960  or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com   to sign up.


SPEARFISHING WORKSHOP - Jun 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

SPEARFISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - presented by Divers Cove and expert freediver/spearfisherman David Sipperly - 6:30 pm

Learn about breathing techniques, spearfishing equipment, shooting techniques - bring your questions!

$25.00 per person - Call Divers Cove to sign up 860-767-1960, or e-mail  chris@diverscove.com


RESCUE DIVER COURSE - Jul 06, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Learn how to help your dive buddy and yourself in various situations by taking the Rescue Diver course.  Classroom session is Thursday, July 6, at 6pm at the shop.  Water practicals will be on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9.

CPR and First Aid are required for final certification, and will be provided upon request.

Cost for Rescue Diver course is $300.00. 

CPR/First Aid cost is $95.00.

Call 860-767-1960   or  e-mail  chris@diverscove.com   to sign up!


ADVANCED DIVER COURSE - Jul 07, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Now that you have your Basic Scuba certification, expand your knowledge and experience by taking the Advanced Diver course.  This certification will train you to be able to experience and participate in lots of boat charters and diving on wrecks! You will experience many types of dives, including quarry dive, night dive, navigation, boat dive, and wreck dive.

Classroom is Friday, July 7, at 6pm at the shop.

Diving Weekends are:  July 15 & 16; and July 22 & 23.  Both weekends must be done for certification.

Cost is $350.00 plus boat charter(s).

Call 860-767-1960   or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com    to sign up.


FREE WORKSHOP-INTRO TO TECH DIVING - Jul 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Free workshop on Wednesday, July 19 with Rick Simon who will talk about the Introduction to Technical Diving course, at 6pm.  Pizza and drinks will be supplied.

Call  860-767-1960  or  e-mail   chris@diverscove.com  to sign up!


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Jul 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Class - starting with e-learning

Classroom session 1 is Thursday, July 20, 6pm to 8:30pm

6 Pool sessions at the Westbrook YMCA start on Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm to 9pm

Open Water Dives, tentatively Sept. 9 & 10

$449 per person includes books, classroom, pool, certification card, use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, weights and belt, wetsuit/hooded vest) and open water dives.   Not included are mask, fins, snorkel, booties which are available at Divers Cove with 10% discount. 

Call 860-767-1960  or e-mail  chris@diverscove.com  to sign up.


FREE WORKSHOP - DIVE EMERGENCIES - Aug 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Free Workshop Wednesday, August 23, at 6pm here at the shop.  Instructor Ralph Buck will cover how to handle various diving emergencies.  Pizza and drinks will be available. 

Call 860-767-1960  or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com to sign up!