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Instruction & Scuba Diving Courses in CT

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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 - Sep 08, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

 Basic Scuba Course starts Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6pm here at the shop.

6 Classroom Sessions will be held on Thursday nights at the shop from 6pm to about 8:30pm

6 Pool Sessions will be held on Wednesday nights at the Westbrook YMCA starting September 21 from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm

Open Water checkout dives will be done at the end of October/beginning November

Cost:  $449.00  includes books, classroom, pool, certification card, open water dives, and use of all needed scuba equipment (tanks, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, weight belt with weights, wetsuit with hooded vest).

Not included are mask, fins, snorkel, and booties which are all available for purchase at the shop with 10% discount!

Call 860-767-1960 to sign up!     Get certified and ready to enjoy your winter vacation!  You could even join us on our trip to Grenada in January!


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-BRANFORD YMCA - Sep 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

 Basic Scuba Course will start on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Branford YMCA at 2:00 pm.

Course consists of 6 Saturdays at the YMCA with classroom and pool back-to-back from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm.

Cost of $449.00 includes classroom, pool, books, certification card, use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, weight belt with weights, wetsuit with hooded vest) and the open water dives.

Not included are mask, fins, snorkel, and booties which are all available for purchase at the shop with 10% discount.

Call 860-767-1960 to sign up!   Get scuba certified in time for your winter vacation!


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-CONN COLLEGE - Sep 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

 Basic Scuba Course at Connecticut College in New London starts Monday, September 12 at 6pm at the college.

First night will be classroom only from 6pm to about 8:30pm.  The next 5 Mondays will be classroom and pool back-to-back from 6pm to about 10pm.  Open Water checkout dives will be at the end of October.

Cost for Conn students and faculty is $350.00 payable to Divers Cove.  Non-Conn participants cost is $449.00.  The fees include books, classroom, pool, certification card, use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator set up, buoyancy compensator, weight belt with weights, wetsuit with hooded vest) and open water dives.  

What you supply is mask, fins, snorkel, booties, and the enthusiasm to learn a great new sport!  Snorkeling equipment is available for purchase at Divers Cove with 10% discount.

Call 860-767-1960 to sign up!