Guide Star Platinum level
Our SDI open water diver course includes an SDI Open Water and Nitrox certification. This program is perfect for someone who wants plenty of time to develop basic open water skills right from the start. You will also have the opportunity to use multiple BCD styles, Full face masks, and have a run with our scooters.
The winter course is the same CTSA AAUS Scientific Diving Course, spread out over the winter months. This course is arranged to meet the demanding schedules of individuals with full-time careers or students who can't find the time in spring and summer.
Enroll before November first, and sessions are held once or twice a month from November to June. The course schedule is student-driven, and each academic subject is spread over an entire month!
Expect at least five to seven pool sessions plus some cold water dives over the winter, and all other dives will be in June.
Connecticut Scuba Academy is an Organizational Member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Our Scientific Diving Program follows AAUS standards and uses the NOAA dive manual.
The Academy Science diving Program is not a recreational diving course and is intended for individuals seeking knowledge on how to perform underwater research and data collection.
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The Academy Public Safety Diving program uses ERDI standards. ERDI trains departments to make and maintain PSD teams. ERDI 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.
The Academy is not all work and no play! We also offer recreational scuba programs. In addition, the Academy works with Connecticut River Council's Camp Workcoeman and has run programs through the local YMCA. With schools' uncertainty and remote learning, offering a fun and exciting way to learn is never bad. Luckily recreational scuba meets that challenge with students learning about and practicing the physics & Physiology of diving.
The Academy also sponsors recreational trips and events for the whole family.
Don't hesitate to contact us about joining one of our programs or bringing a program to your organization.
Citizen science is the voluntary involvement of the public in scientific research. Citizen scientists can help the Academy design experiments, collect data, analyze results, and solve problems. Our work helps professional scientists and resource managers understand parks. Our data help solve real problems and answer real questions.
The Boy Scouts of America takes aquatic safety VERY seriously - and so do we! At Connecticut Scuba Academy, we strictly adhere to the BSA Scuba Policy as found in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
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.
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.