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

Little Cayman – Oct. 20-27, 2019

This incredible all-inclusive trip to Little Cayman includes seven nights and six full days of scuba diving offshore along one of the most beautiful underwater walls in the world.

You’ll be completely immersed in the experience that is Little Cayman Beach Resort. The resort has been in operation for decades, providing divers world-class opportunities only minutes away by boat. Really, the boat trips can be as little as three minutes to access the beautiful wall diving that starts at only 18 feet! Diving the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park is considered a must-do adventure for divers from all around the world. Don’t miss your chance!

Located within the resort, Reef Divers provides personalized valet diving on custom built Newton dive boats. Don’t lift a finger! Short boat rides await to the iconic Bloody Bay Wall. Dive computers are required.

Chef-prepared dinners have a different theme every night, featuring soups, appetizers, salads, vegetables, starches, and hot entrées. And there’s always a selection of fabulous desserts!

Photos and illustrations courtesy Little Cayman Beach Resort, Reef Divers and Jason Belport.

Little Cayman Beach Resort is located in the Marine Park Zone, adjacent to more than 20 dive sites!

Little Cayman All-Inclusive Dive Package Includes…

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Six, two-tank morning boat dives
  • Five, one-tank afternoon boat dives
  • Dive trip to Cayman Brac to dive the MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts’ wreck (Offered on select days; weather dependent at no additional charge)
    … So that’s a schedule including 17 boat dives
  • $100 Resort Credit or FREE Nitrox
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Welcome Rum Punch and Manager’s Cocktail Reception
  • Resort fees, taxes and hotel gratuities.

Airfare Included!

  • Round-trip airfare from JFK to Little Cayman
  • Round-trip bus transportation to JFK from Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill
  • Airport ground transfers to and from the resort

Note that gratuities for the dive staff are not included.

Little Cayman Trip Pricing

  • Double Diver $2,750
  • Single Diver $3,350
  • Non-Diver $2,500

A non-refundable $500 deposit will hold your spot. Final payment is due on Aug. 9, 2019.

Valid passport required. Scuba Shack highly recommends that you carry Travel and DAN insurance.

Little Cayman Photos

Photos and illustrations courtesy Little Cayman Beach Resort, Reef Divers and Jason Belport.

 

Belize – Feb. 22 – 29, 2020

Scuba Shack heads to Sunbreeze Resort on Ambergis Caye in Belize this winter and you’re invited. This seven night trip includes five days of wonderful boat diving along the second largest barrier reef in the world!

Come and join us for seven nights including five days of local two-tank boat dives. Included in your trip is the round trip local air transfer from Belize International to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) along with a daily American breakfast.

Sunbreeze Resort is a beachfront Spanish influenced hotel with the convenience of being within walking distance to a variety of local and gourmet restaurants. The hotel offers a private, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. With a swimming pool facing the Caribbean Sea, guests enjoy stunning views of the sea and of the clear blue skies. At the adjacent Blue Water Grill you can savor each meal while enjoying spectacular views! 

The on-site Dive Center, Ambergris Divers, is a Five Star PADI Resort providing a dedicated and personalized service. Dive trips leave right from the hotel’s 150 foot dock with a 10 to 20 minute boat ride to the reef.

Belize Trip Pricing

  • Double Diver $1,500
  • Single Diver $2,250
  • Non-Diver $1,100

Airfare to Belize International Airport is not included. 

A non-refundable $500 deposit will hold your spot. We do need deposits no later than Nov. 1, 2019. Final payment is due on Dec. 1, 2019.

Valid passport required. Scuba Shack highly recommends that you carry Travel and DAN insurance.

 

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.