Equipment Specialist course starts April 6

Don’t let social distancing keep you from continuing your diving education.  Join Scuba Shack online and earn the PADI Equipment Specialist rating.  This specialty maybe applied towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

During the course, you will learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. We will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions.

We will discuss:

  • General Equipment overview and maintenance
  • Regulators and how they work
  • Tanks and Valves
  • BC Maintenance

Materials

PADI Equipment Specialist Touch eLearning

Prerequisites

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.

Course Dates

There will be three, 90 minute sessions, and each will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Monday, April 6
  • Wednesday, April 8
  • Friday, April 10

You must attend all three sessions to receive your PADI Equipment Specialist certification.

Location

Virtual classroom via JoinMe, with the details and instructions provided to students prior to the class.

Technology Requirements:

Click here to learn what you’ll need to participate in the online program. You can join on most computers or your iPhone / Android mobile device.

Program Cost & Enrollment

$150 includes the PADI Equipment Specialist eLearning Touch, and certification fee.

Register for the class online or call (860) 563-0119 to enroll in the program. Enrollment will be limited to the first 10 students.

Scuba Shack is 100% AWARE!

As divers we are fascinated and in awe of our magnificent oceans and the underwater world. I can still remember my first dives in the Florida Keys & Hawaii, thinking about how lucky I was to explore this unique environment. My first trip to Nassau was another major turning point as I first encountered reef sharks. I wasn’t afraid of them. I respected them and marveled at their beauty.

So these oceans and everything that lives within them need to be protected. So how can one person, one dive shop in central Connecticut possibly help?

Here is how we will start to make a difference. Scuba Shack is now a proud participant in 100% AWARE. What does that mean? Well, with every PADI certification we issue, we will donate $10 to Project AWARE.

Project AWARE connects the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation.

We want to make a difference. This is just one small step that we can take right now. 70% of the planet is blue! Let’s keep it that way.

 

DUI Trade Up & Wet2Dry programs

Upgrade to a better drysuit with DUI. If you’re looking to go dry, trade your wetsuit for a credit towards a new drysuit! Visit Scuba Shack today for all the details … and bring your old suit with you!

Get up to $200 in credit towards a new DUI drysuit when you trade in your wetsuit.

Get up to $500 in credit towards a new DUI drysuit when you trade in your drysuit.

WET2DRY

Receive $100 CREDIT for any used, intact wetsuit toward a NEW San Diego, Yukon, Coronado or H2O Operations (surface-mode configuration) drysuit.

Receive $150 CREDIT for any used, intact wetsuit toward a NEW TLSse, 30/30 or TLS Public Safety drysuit.

Receive $200 CREDIT for any used, intact wetsuit toward a NEW CF200X or CF200se, CLX450 Classic, FLX Extreme, TLS350, TLS Public Safety (w/ full encapsulation) or H20 Operations (dual-mode configuration) drysuit.

DUI TRADEUP

Receive $250 CREDIT for any used, intact drysuit toward a NEW San Diego, Yukon, Coronado or H2O Operations (surface-mode configuration) drysuit.

Receive $375 CREDIT for any used, intact drysuit toward a NEW TLSse, 30/30 or TLS Public Safety.

Receive $500 CREDIT for any used, intact drysuit toward a NEW CF200X or CF200se, CLX450 Classic, FLX Extreme, TLS350, TLS Public Safety (w/ full encapsulation) or H20 Operations (dual-mode configuration) drysuit.

THE FINE PRINT

  • Trade program credit not eligible in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.
  • Only one (1) wetsuit OR one (1) drysuit may be traded per new drysuit.

New location opens in Rocky Hill

Scuba Shack is now open in the Shunpike Business Center, 1275 Cromwell Ave A-6 in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. We are located around the back of the first building on your right. Directions are available right here, and we are located less than three minutes off I-91’s Exit 23.

We made the move over the weekend of April 14 & 15 with a lot of help from our friends! We could not have done it without their help – a heartfelt thanks go out to all.

After a couple of very long days, the showroom is now ready and open for business.

New Location Photos

GUE Fundamentals class at Dutch Springs

On Thursday Aug. 10, five students from Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill, Connecticut took part in a Global Underwater Explores Fundamentals Class at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The class was taught by GUE Instructor Ed Hayes and assisted by Gary Woods. The intense training lasted until Sunday afternoon with multiple dives and lectures each day. Divers were trained in pre-dive, ascents and descents, buoyancy control, forward and backward propulsion, turns, air shares, “basic five,” surface marker buoy deployment, team diving skills and much more.

All dives were videotaped, reviewed and critiqued by the instructor and the students. Congratulations to all the students who participated and trained very hard to improve their diving skills.

If you are interested in taking your diving to the next level, the GUE Fundamentals Class could be for you. Please contact the shop for more information.