Guide Star Platinum level
CTSA is proud to have developed a scientific dive program with our program partner New Haven Connecticut's Sound School. Our Scientific Dive program is built on The American Academy of Underwater Sciences standards. AAUS is a non-profit, self-regulating body dedicated to establishing and maintaining standards of practice for scientific diving. The Academy can provide all the training and equipment; all the school needs to do is supply us with students and faculty who have a sense of adventure.
The Academy also offers summer courses outside of school for high school and university students looking for an edge in marine sciences.
As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, and preventing marine debris. Science needs more eyes, ears, and perspectives than any scientist possesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs.
The academy Public Safety Diving program uses ERDI standards. ERDI trains departments to make and maintain PSD teams and is the only public safety dive training agency with its own insurance and endorses its own standards. Some of the largest, most successful, and renowned public safety departments use ERDI Programs to conduct training.
Each day, public safety divers face the challenges of swift water, black water, and a myriad of other potentially harmful situations as part of the job. ERDI offers training to help teams accomplish these missions with the best possible education available.
All ERDI programs are both Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA compliant). Many of the ERDI programs can be taught at several levels in accordance with NFPA guidelines. The level of participation in the practical portion of the course will determine the final level of certification. The classification levels are: Awareness, Operations, and Technician. All ERDI programs are available to public safety professionals regardless of their position within a department.
The Academy is pleased to offer our recreation scuba program through the BSA scuba program at Camp Workcoeman and the Meriden YMCA.
With the uncertainty of schools and remote learning, offering students a fun and exciting way to learn is challenging. Luckily scuba meets that challenge with students learning about and putting into practice the physics of diving.
Please contact us about joining one of our programs or bringing a program to your organization.
You can find all legal documents needed to participate in scuba functions for the Scuba Academy. If you are not sure what to fill, out a general liability and medical statement apply to almost everything.
Connecticut Scuba Academy could not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. All of our volunteers bring a wide range of diverse experiences and passions that make us who we are. The one thing that we all have in common is a passion for bringing the joy of Scuba Diving to as many people as possible.
If this sounds like you, then we would love for you to join us! Simply download both files below, fill them out, and return them to us.
*Please note that at CSA, we take the safety and well-being of our customers extremely serious. As most of our customers are kids, we have several policies in place to ensure that their experience with us is one they will treasure for years to come. All of our volunteers MUST complete Youth Protection Training every two years and MUST submit to a criminal background investigation prior to working with youth. This is for the protection of the youth as well as ourselves.
You must take the Youth Protection Training to work with Scouts. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.