New England Dive Center offers complete training for all levels of SCUBA diving. Our instructors provide SCUBA certification through a variety of certifying agencies including SDI, PDIC, PADI, TDI, ERDI and IANTD. We have two classrooms above the store for class work and use various pools in the area for your pool instruction. Our beginner Open Water classes generally start about every two weeks. There are a variety of class days available to avoid work conflicts. Classes fill fast so call us and let us take you down under!
Learn to scuba dive under the direct supervision of our professional staff of divers. You will receive a world recognized certification card at the end of your course. The card is good for life and not necessary to renew. The course is easy and fun and is for ages 10+. Join one of the fastest growing sports and dive right in!!
How do I get started?
To become a certified diver you must first do your open water certification course. The course is approximately 12 hours of class/pool and 4-5 open water dives. Fee for Class/Pool is $299.95 and includes course materials.
What do I need?
New England Dive Center will provide all the major gear for the pool. We will require you to purchase your own "personal gear" meaning Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and boots and Student Course materials packet. This gear's proper fit is essential for comfort while diving, which is why you need your own. Build your own student package at the shop, which you'll get to choose from a wide variety of brands and styles. During your pool classes we will provide even trade on any product that you wish to upgrade or exchange. Remember your going to be using this gear for the rest of your life and you want to make sure its good in action. Custom fit Student package of Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots and Student packet = $199.95
To finalize your open water course you must complete your open water dives. Your open water consists of 4 dives done over 2 days. We perform these around here on weekends to make the scheduling easier. We generally use Dutch Springs quarry, Stonington Point or Fort Wetherill State Park, RI. All divers looking to complete their course must show up self sufficient with all gear they may need to the dive site. Packages for purchasing this gear start at only $799 or you can simply rent the equipment from our quality rental department. Open water weekend fee is $199 including rentals. If you purchase a life support package from us you'll receive a $100 credit off this fee.
If an island vacation awaits you can do your open water dives there, but you must request a referral form from your instructor. He will sign off saying you've completed your class and pool and any instructor around the world can finalize your open water dives. $35 fee applies for referral