About the Academy

What We Do

 

Connecticut Scuba Academy is a nonprofit volunteer organization. We provide educational opportunities in multiple fields of Underwater Sciences. The courses that the Academy offers often exceed the standards, scope, and time of retail outlets. We offer our services in public and Private High schools, universities, and Public Safety teams. 

Our classes are educational and vocational training more than recreational; however, we do provide recreational scuba certification programs for other organizations and nonprofits like the Scouts, YMCA, and assorted Veterans groups. We believe in No Limits! Anyone and everyone can experience and participate in the underwater environment. 

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If you  know of an education-based organization that would benefit from or would like to partner with the Academy on specific or ongoing projects, please contact us at ctscubaacademy@ctscuba.org  

The Academy has been lucky enough to partner with the Sound School in New Haven CT to develop Scientific dive programs for High schools and universities; this is the only program of its kind in Connecticut and one of only a few in the United States. Our program is designed to introduce students to the underwater environment in their freshman year and have them performing scientific dives by the time they graduate. 

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Meet some of our partners & Corp Sponsors

The Sound School New Haven

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  Connecticut Scuba Academy  has been lucky enough to partner with this unique High school.   The Sound School prepares  students for college, careers, and life in a maritime focused  environment.

Coupled  with rigorous academics and a dedicated faculty, we have become  Connecticut’s premier aquaculture/agriculture science and technology  education center (ASTE).

“Our kids perform professional tasks, present at  professional conferences, and are often teaching others how to DO when  they go off to college and work. Our students are using equipment often  not touched until junior/senior year of college. Plus, how many high  school kids get to build an ROV (remotely operated vehicle), a boat, or  operate a 40 ton USCG certified vessel?”. 

Connecticut Rivers Council Camp Workcoeman

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The Academy is pleased to offer our BSA scuba program at Camp Workcoeman.

 Established in 1924 Camp Workcoeman's located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut., it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 95 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.

Meriden YMCA

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The Meriden YMCA is a pivotal part of our programs and one of the locations we use for the majority of our training. In 2019 we joined with the Meriden YMCA to offer Scuba camp at their Mountain Mist camp center, and we are collaborating on a scuba club to run out of their main street location. 

We look forward to growing our relationship with the Y and offering more educational and recreational activities for their members. 

  

Institute of Professional Practice

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As a private, non-profit human service and educational organization based in Vermont, IPPI provides treatment and supports to people with special and educational needs throughout New England and in Maryland. Consultation and training programs to families, schools, human service organizations, and governmental agencies across the United States complete our comprehensive system of services. 

IPPI and the Academy are working together to develop unique educational and recreational programs for people of all ages who experience special learning, behavioral, medical, and neuropsychiatric problems often referred to as developmental disability. 

Seagoing Solutions

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Seagoing Solutions and Capt Brian Gundaker have been with the Academy since our very beginning. Capt Brian is our southern director of operations and handles all of our southern trip to  Pirates Cove Waters ports located in Key Largo Florida. 

This is pivotal in our ability to  operate year round and offer special programs. Because of our unique  partnership we are able to offer educational programs on the reefs of  southern Florida at reasonable prices for both students and adults.   


New Britain YMCA

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New England Dive center has been a steadfast supporter of the Academy since our conception, not just financially and with equipment, but they have been very supportive of all our students and our educational programs.

The Academy is not a retail shop nor do we wish to compete with our local shops; what we offer in training augments what retail establishments offer rather than competes and gives both the Academy and the Retail shop mutual benefits that end up passed onto both our students.  

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Connecticut Scuba Academy Inc

Cheshire, Connecticut 06410, United States

(203) 806-0027

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