Scuba Diving 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 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.
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.
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.
ADVANCED DIVER COURSE - Jul 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
ADVANCED DIVER COURSE starts Wednesday, July 11, with a classroom session at 6pm.
DIVING WEEKENDS are July 21 & 22 and July 28 & 29. Both weekends must be done for certification.
Topics covered will by buoyancy, compass and navigation, night dive, simulated decompression, wreck dive, and more. This course will certify you for 130 ft depth and will allow you to expand your dives to include wrecks such as the U853 UBoat.
Cost is $350.00 plus boat charters. (Depending on which operation we use, price ranges from $90. to $140.)
Equipment, travel/meals not included. First weekend includes lunch on Sunday. Equipment rentals are available - 2 weekends for price of one.
Call Divers Cove to sign up 860-767-1960 / or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
BASIC SCUBA COURSE-ESSEX/WESTBROOK - Jul 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Basic Scuba Course starts Thursday, July 12, 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 July 18.
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 email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
PUBLIC SAFETY RAPID DEPLOYMENT COURSE - Jul 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm thru Jul 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Divers Cove is hosting a Lifeguard Systems Rapid Deployment Public Safety Course to be held at the Clinton Fire Department, July 19-22, 2018. Course is open to any public safety personnel. Course starts Thursday night at 6pm; all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Cost for Divers: $ 395 / Cost for Tenders: $ 195.00
Call Divers Cove to sign up, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Information will be e-mailed to you.
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 email@example.com