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Connecticut Scuba Academy's Scientific Diving Program trains and supports scientists, students, technicians, and volunteers in using underwater techniques and technology necessary to safely conduct their research in underwater environments. The Academy has multiple partners we collaborate with, offering our students a diverse selection of research opportunities. The CTSA AAUS Scientific Diving Course is a 100+ hour course required of anyone wishing to use SCUBA for their scientific research or employment under the auspices of CTSA. 2 courses are planned annually. The course curriculum includes:
Minimum course prerequisites include
In confined water, participants must
Equipment Requirements; Students are to provide a mask, snorkel, fins, exposure suit (7 or 5 mm wetsuit, hood, boots, gloves), diving computer, weight belt, weights (~16-20 lbs), and a dive bag. The Academy Dive locker has equipment available for the class, though it is strongly recommended that participants purchase their personal dive equipment. Please consult with Academy Instructors or Diving Locker Supervisor before any gear purchase to discuss your best options and pricing.
The Academy Science diving program runs twice a year, dependent on the participants. The course schedule is early spring to mid-summer, then mid-summer to fall.
The Academy runs a special winter course from October to June every year. The winter course is designed to give students plenty of time to complete assignments and extra pool time for skill development. The winter program is perfect for full-time students or individuals with already full schedules.
Course fee includes:
NOT INCLUDED: NOAA Manual, Travel, lodging, meals, incidentals, and optional individual DAN and AAUS membership fees
.Email Academy@ctscuba.org to register
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