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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 e-learning, 2-3 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) and the open water dives. 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.

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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.

Divers Cove also offers many other courses to expand your scuba knowledge and experience, including:

  • Nitrox Diver
  • Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures
  • Rescue Diver
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Master Diver
  • Dive Master / Assistant Instructor
  • and many of the DAN courses.

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.

CPR / FIRST AID - Sep 05, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

As a pre-requisite for the Rescue Class, take the CPR/First Aid class that will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6pm at the shop.

Cost is $ 95.00 per person.

Please call 860-767-1960   or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com  to pre-register!


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-ESSEX/WESTBROOK - Sep 06, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course starts Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6pm at Divers Cove.  Stop by before then to pick up your e-learning kit with a deposit of $150.00, and start on your adventure.  There will be 6 pool sessions at the Westbrook YMCA on Wednesday nights, 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting September 12.

Cost of $449.00 includes e-learning kit, certification card, classrooms, pool sessions, open water dives, and use of needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, weight belt with weights, wetsuit w/hooded vest).  NOT included is mask, fins, snorkle, and booties which are all available for purchase at Divers Cove with 10% discount.

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


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-CONN COLLEGE - Sep 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Basic Scuba Course starts Monday, September 10, 2018, at Connecticut College in New London - 6PM at the Athletic Center.

Stop by the shop or call 860-767-1960 to get your e-learning kit/code - and get your mask, fins, snorkle, and booties too, which are not included in the course fee.  Course will run for 6 Monday nights with some classroom and pool sessions each week.

Fee for Conn students and faculty is $350.00 / other students are $449.00.  The fee includes the e-learning kit/code, classrooms, pools, certification card, open water dives, and use of all needed scuba equipment (tank, regulator setup, buoyancy compensator, wetsuit w/hooded vest, weight belt w/weights).


CPR / First Aid - Sep 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

A second opportunity to take CPR and First Aid class before you take the Rescue Divers class will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at 6pm at the shop.

Please call 860-767-1960  or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com  to pre-register.

Fee is $95.00 per person


SPORT DIVER RESCUE COURSE - Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm thru Sep 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am

SPORT DIVER RESCUE COURSE  will be held on Friday night September 21 through Sunday, September 23.

Friday night will be at Divers Cove at 6pm for a classroom session.  Saturday and Sunday will be at the dive site.

Learn how to handle emergencies and take care of your dive buddy.

CPR/First Aid are pre-requisites for this course.  We will hold classes for this on Sept. 5 and Sept 19.

Cost for CPR/1st Aid:  $95 per person  /  Cost for Rescue course:  $ 300.00

Scuba equipment available for rental if needed.

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