Guide Star Platinum level
The Academy 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 following the American Academy of Underwater Sciences standards and using the NOAA dive manual.
The Academy provides all the training and equipment; all the school would need is to supply us with students and faculty who have a sense of adventure & exploration.
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. However, 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 under the direction of scientists 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. 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.
Each day, public safety divers face the challenges of swift water, black water, and many 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 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 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.
Future Frogmen is an initiative that works to educate the public on the challenges facing our oceans through media outreach and educational programs.
The media outreach is in full operation, and our Education program is under development. Please stay tuned for updates.
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.