Scuba in Hartford


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  • New England Dive Center
    New England Dive Center At the family-owned New England Dive Center, certified instructors pursue a mission of expanding scuba-diving know-how to the whole world, training underwater explorers with a curriculum of beginning to advanced diving classes. Several open-water courses survey safety, equipment, and diving etiquette to put students on the path toward PADI, TDI, or SDI certification, and an underwater photography seminar illustrates how to capture lucid footage of marine life and document mermaids' dance recitals. Group vacations shepherd divers to the lush corals of the Florida Keys, Cozumel, and the Grand Bahamas, and local events explore the quarries and shipwrecks hidden within New England's own waters. The full-service repair shop also stocks rental and retail equipment, supplying divers with high-end fins, masks, and tanks from brands such as Atomic Aquatics and XS Scuba.
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    476 N Colony St
    Wallingford, CT US
  • Seaview Scuba
    With extensive experience diving in New England waters as well as the Caribbean, Seaview Scuba's PADI-certified instructors lead year-round diving classes designed to transmogrify landlubbers into amphibious creatures ready to explore the watery depths. In the intro to scuba class, instructors acquaint curious seafarers with basic scuba equipment, after which students don flippers and wetsuits for a dip in the pool.
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    51 Norwich Road
    Quaker Hill, CT US
  • OceanBlue Divers Connecticut
    The flipper-clad minds behind Oceanblue Divers live and breathe below the sea?and they're bent on helping others do the same. But while their expertise pervades every aspect of scuba adventuring, their facility's offerings can be boiled down to three deep-diving categories: training, gear, and travel. The Training: Cookies are central to the Oceanblue Divers training philosophy?but not in any edible form. The PADI-certified instructors instead view baking as the antithesis of their diver-training program. Nobody can learn to dive through rote steps and precise measurements, they believe, but rather only by becoming comfortable through and through with the gear, the techniques, and the ocean's depths. Hence the curriculum: a mix of classroom instruction and pool practice augmented by real-world anecdotes from the instructors. A notable absence? Recipes. The Gear: The onsite shop stocks equipment from some of the top scuba brands in the world, including Aqua Lung, Scubapro, Henderson, Mares, Liquivision, and more. Divers can also shop on-the-go by browsing everything from dive bags to gauges in the online store. The Travel: The Bahamas, Indonesia, the Cayman Islands?such tropical locales are par for the course when it comes to Oceanblue Divers' adventures, upon which all skill levels are welcome. The team can also function as full-service dive travel agents, building custom vacations for divers with specific destinations in mind, such as Cozumel or their neighbor's hot tub.
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    144 Water Street
    Norwalk, CT US
  • Scuba Shack
    At The Scuba Shack, the staff’s family-oriented lessons encourage divers to take social rather than solo ventures into the blue beyond. Each instructor carries an impressive résumé of underwater travels—the head trainer has been diving for more than 20 years and others have logged more than 1,000 dives. Captaining PADI-certification courses and specialty seminars—which cover topics such as night diving, photography, and fish identification—they take groups on open-water excursions to area lakes and Clear Spring Scuba Park. They prioritize educating their charges with safe and enjoyable teachings, rather than monotonous quizzes on whether the bends is a serious health issue or a 1980s punk band. With trips to dive sites in Fiji and Mexico, they introduce divers to the visual wonder of reefs and aquatic wildlife throughout the world.
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    1765 Silas Deane Hwy.
    Rocky Hill, CT US
  • Enfield Scuba and Watersports LLC
    The instructors at Enfield Scuba and Watersports LLC stick with their students, guiding them through the scuba curriculum from the first day of class to their first dive in local waters or exotic destinations. The company’s classes accommodate guests with diverse interests and all levels of experience. Discover Scuba courses let first-time divers practice breathing underwater in a swimming pool, whereas PADI lessons prepare groups to earn their open-water certifications. Specialty classes teach niche scuba techniques and topics, such as how to dive safely at night or how to capture images of aquatic wildlife without having to trap them in a glass cube first. The staff also organizes group travel, leading trips to Grand Cayman island, Australia, and the Bahamas in pursuit of colorful reef dives. They also sell, rent, and service scuba equipment.
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    169 Elm St.
    Enfield, CT US
  • Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences
    Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences?a kayak, SUP, camping, and scuba gear shop as well as a camping store and adventure emporium?dispatches a staff of certifiable adventure-seekers to lead sojourners into the great outdoors with scuba classes, kayak classes, dive and non-dive world travel, and rock-climbing excursions. An all-around outdoorsman, camp director T. Scott Cook leans on his doctorate of Leadership Development in Adventure Education to develop nature excursions, including far-flung trips where groups snorkel in the Cayman Islands or evolve gills in the Galapagos. Back home, the summer camp?s elaborate ropes course builds teamwork between coworkers, and caving adventures allow guests to delve into mysterious depths or apartment swap with a black bear.
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    526 College Hwy
    Southwick, MA US
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