About the Academy

What We Do

Connecticut Scuba Academy is a non-profit volunteer organization. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunity's in multiple fields of Underwater Sciences.  The courses that the Academy offers often exceed the  standards, scope and time of retail outlets. Our services are offered to participating Public & Private High schools, University's and Public Safety teams. 

Our classes are geared towards educational and vocational training more than recreational, however, we do provide recreational scuba certification programs for other organizations and non profits 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 belong to or know of an educational 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 University's, 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 within NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  and AAUS ( American Academy of Underwater Sciences)  dive standards by the time they graduate. 

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Meet some of our partners & Corp Sponsors

The Sound School New Haven


  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?”. 

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Connecticut Rivers Council Camp Workcoeman



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

Camp Workcoeman is 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.

Established in 1924, 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.

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Meriden YMCA


The Meriden YMCA is a pivotal part of our programs and one of the locations we use for a 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 st location. 

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



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Institute of Professional Practice


  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's.  

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Seagoing Solutions



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.   

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New Britain YMCA


 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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