Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Diving Environment Classes and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:


The Environment course costs $125 and is typically done on a Saturday afternoon.
Once you have paid you can sign up either in person, over the phone or via email. Just remember to check the schedule tab to make sure you can attend an upcoming class before signing up!  As always, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we’ll do our best to help!

“Animals living in the waters, especially the sea waters… are protected from the destruction of their species by man. Their multiplication is so rapid and their means of evading pursuit or traps is so great, that there is no likelihood of his being able to destroy the entire species of any of these animals” — Jean-Baptise Lamarck, 1809

We know now that this statement is about as far from true as you can get. The ocean is, in fact, one of the most fragile resources we have. Understanding the underwater environment teaches us how to interact with the very thing we dive to see. Proper diving technique and conservation practices are how divers can do their part to protect the future of the oceans. Learn about the cause and effect of ocean waves, wind, tides, ecology, species, and conservation. All the while learning how it can effect divers entries, exits, and time in the water.

Before Class

Note- All the paperwork you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before class there may be some paperwork you’ll have to fill out. Look over these sections to find out what paperwork you may need to have filled out prior to class!

What to do before class

Risk Awareness Videos


The Environment workshop is typically held on Saturday afternoons at the shop. Please find the schedule for all of the upcoming Science of Diving courses Below:


This course is strictly classroom work. We will be meeting at the shop, and all of the work will be done on site. The address is listed below, above a map.
213 Boylston Street

Private Courses

You are also welcome to take Science of Diving as a private course. The Price structure can be found below:

1 person $225 per person – $225 total 3 People $202.5 per person – $607.5 total
2 People $202.5 per person | $410 total 4 People $202.5 per person| $810 total


Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!

You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send Kim an email directly at


What to do before class


Being a classroom only course the only equipment you’ll need is a go getter attitude! You’re welcome to bring your own pen and paper if you want to take notes!

At East Coast Divers our top priority is to introduce smart, competent, and passionate divers into the world. Which is why several of our courses can be bundled together for a discount to promote the pursuit of dive education.

Our Science of Diving class bundle gives you 10% off the total of all 5 Science of Diving classes. It is popular for those divers pursuing their Dive Master certification, since all 5 Science of Diving courses, as well as the Dive Guide course, are prerequisites for achieving Dive Master.

To take advantage of the course bundle discount, choose the “SOD – 5 Course Bundle” option in the booking area at the top right of this page and the promotion will be automatically applied.


  • 16 Years or older
  • Eligible for divers and non-divers alike.

What’s Included:

  • 6 hours of Diving Environment Preperation, Conservation & Ecology training.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor

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