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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.


Basic Scuba Class starts Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6pm here at the shop.

E-learning kits can be picked up at the shop at any time with a deposit of $150.00 or payment in full $449.00.

Course consists of 3 classroom sessions on Tuesday nights - 6 pool sessions at the Westbrook YMCA on Wednesday nights.

NOT included in the course fee are  mask, fins, snorkel, and booties.  These are all available for purchase at Divers Cove with a 10% discount.

The course fee covers books/e-learning kit, pool fee, certification card, use of all needed scuba equipment (wetsuit, tank, weight belt with weights, buoyancy compensator, regulator setup) and the open water dives.

Call 860-767-1960   or e-mail   chris@diverscove.com  for information.

ADVANCED DIVER COURSE - Jun 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm thru Jun 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Advanced Diver Course  will start on Thursday, June 27, at 6pm at the shop with the classroom session.

Diving dates are:  Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14  AND  Saturday, July 20 & Sunday July 21.  Both weekends must be done for certification.

More details to come!

ADVANCED DIVER COURSE-DIVES - Jul 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am thru Jul 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am


ADVANCED DIVER COURSE-DIVES - Jul 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am thru Jul 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am


BASIC SCUBA COURSE-CONN COLLEGE - Sep 09, 2019 @ 6:00 pm thru Sep 09, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Basice Scuba Diver course starts Monday, September 9, at Connecticut College, 6pm.

Email   chris@diverscove.com  for an information flyer.

BASIC SCUBA COURSE-ESSEX/WESTBROOK Y - Sep 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm thru Sep 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Basic Scuba Diver course starts Tuesday, September 10, at 6pm at the shop in Essex. 

3 classroom sessions at the shop on Tuesdays / 6 pool sessions on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 18, at Westbrook YMCA

Email   chris@diverscove.com   for information flyer