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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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?”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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