Core Principles

During Scuba Shack’s Core Principles program you’ll practice the fine art of dive control and buoyancy with our dive professionals and review the theory and equipment configuration that provide the foundation to make you more comfortable in the water and a better diver.

Scuba Shack’s Core Principles program is our most popular class, not only attracting divers from central Connecticut, but also students from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania.

Core Principles 1

Over 12 hours of class and pool time will expand your understanding of the foundation components of diving. The class objective is to enable divers, with skills and drills in pre-dive, equipment, buoyancy, propulsion and body position. As a diver, if you can master these subjects while in the water, you will be on your way to a more efficient and enjoyable dive experience.

All confined water sessions are video taped and reviewed during classroom training. Video is our best training aid – and fantastic personal feedback. Class size is limited to ensure that you meet your goals.

Core Principles 2

Over 12 hours of class and pool time continues to build on the foundations mastered in Core 1 Principles, leading to a more rounded understanding and implementation of the fundamental components of diving. The class objective is to enable divers to better maneuver though out the water column. Includes ascents, descents and backing up. All of this leads to more efficient air consumption, allowing for better bottom time.

All confined water sessions are video taped and reviewed during classroom training.

What will I need?
These classes are taught in a backplate and wing, long hose configuration. Scuba Shack provides tanks and weight. For those who do not have their own backplate and wing, rentals are available. You’ll need your own mask, fins, boots and a wetsuit. A medical statement and releases are required.

What will my commitment be?
One evening, plus a Saturday and Sunday.

What results should I expect?
More comfort, confidence and competence in your diving.

Class Fee
Call Scuba Shack for pricing.

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