At Oceanblue we think that thorough training is the best foundation for adventures in diving. Adequate pool time helps ensure your skills are more automatic, and gives you the greatest degree of confidence and safety. The courses we offer are all taught by seasoned instructors who have been diving anywhere from the wrecks of the Long Island Sound to the wrecks of Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, and everywhere in between. Experience is key to giving 'real world' context to what you learn in the text or eLearning, and our instructors have it... in spades. Cutting corners isn't our way of doing things, because we want you to love diving, and we've found that a little more time on the front end with training will get you off on the right fin for a lifetime of fun and safer diving adventures.
Online registration for courses will be available right on this website soon, but in the meantime, view our schedule here, or to sign up for a class or get more information, give us a call at (203) 853-4148 or toll free at (800) 668-DIVE (3483). We can also arrange custom classes for you, your friends and family, designed specifically around your schedule, even in your own home, and using your own pool if you have one.
Here are some of the courses we offer at Oceanblue:
Discover Scuba Diving
* 2 hours
Discover Scuba Diving is an introductory course for those who want to "try before you buy." You'll learn the basics of breathing underwater on scuba, and then we'll gear you up and put you in the water with an instructor. The most fun you can have with your bathing suit on! $100 - Call to schedule
Diver Certification Course
* 2 days - 3 weeks
Our most basic class gives you the skills you need to dive the adventure. Split between pool, classroom and eLearning, you'll get all the gas physics, physiology, dive planning and underwater skills necessary to begin the adventure of lifetime! $499 - Click for info
Extend your bottom time and shorten your surface intervals with this popular class. Build on your knowledge of partial pressures and physiology, to make yourself a more knowledgeable and confident diver. Learn why all Nitrox divers say "Nitrox Rox!" $179 - Call to schedule
You're a certified diver now, but you want to refine your skills. Advanced Diver is the best way to do that, with a emphasis on better buoyancy, navigation, deeper and more advanced diving. This cerification allows you to the recreational dive limiit of 130 feet. $499 - Call for schedule
* 3 weeks
NAUI Master Diver is the most advanced recreational course out there. You'll take a deep dive into physics, physiology, decompression, advanced planning and navigational skills, coupled with eight dives to help get you toward expert level. $599 - Call for schedule
* 4 days
Being a good dive buddy and knowledgeable diver means not only knowing what to do underwater when things are good, but also what to do and how to react in the event of an emergency. Rescue diver will teach you techniques to be a better and more empowered diver. $599
* 60 hours
Your first step into leadership and a ticket to see the world at the same time. Divemasters lead groups of certified divers on dives, give dive briefings, assist instructors with students to help them improve skills. Once certified, you can find work almost anywhere in the world! $1500
* 90 hours
Becoming an instructor will open a whole world of possibilities (literally) to you. You will be taught how to present and teach, and learn about business, acquiring skills that will be useful in any career. As a dive leader you will also convey your enthusiasm and love of the sport to your students, bringing them adventures of a lifetime!
Intro to Tech Diving
* 20 hours
You've got lots of dive experience under your belt, but now you want to take things to the next level. Intro to Tech will give you the basics of what it takes to dive longer and deeper, and do it safely. Understand gear considerations, configurations and more.
Adv. Nitrox and Decompression
* 60 hours
Learn the theory, methods and procedures of conducting staged decompression dives. This is where the rubber meets the road of deeper adventures.