Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Open Water Scuba Certification Courses and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:

Overview

Our course uses a flexible schedule and unlimited training to ensure a course structure that can work for anyone.

East Coast Divers’ scuba certification course is a 3 part program; classroom, pool, and open water certification dives are all required to obtain certification. Our facility offers the pool / Class Training and Open Water Dives as 2 seperate modules. This allows students who are planning a trip to complete their training dives in another location. We also offer Certification dives all year right here in New England (and it’s great diving!) but it is common for some students to complete their pool and class training with us and finish the certification dives on one of our group trips or at another dive facility in warmer water.

For those that get cold easily, we also offer a DRYSUIT OPTION for local open water certification dives. Drysuits require a bit more training but will keep you MUCH warmer during the local dives.

The flexible schedule or “FLEX COURSE” is designed to fit into anyone’s busy schedule.  Once you sign up and have completed the online training, you will complete 2 classroom sessions and 4 pool sessions. One of the classroom sessions is focused on diving equipment while the other is focused on diving science. We offer both classroom sessions every week and you’re free to join any as long as you signup at LEAST 2 days in advance though we will try to accommodate ALL of our students as long as space is available.

When signing up for your course remember that the equipment class session needs to be completed before starting your pool training!

The pool sessions can be similarly scheduled at your convenience. We offer pool sessions on Sundays from 4:45 pm – 8:30 pm. You’re welcome to join any Sunday pool session as long as you signup at LEAST 2 days in advance though we will try to accommodate ALL of our students as long as space is available. When joining a pool session you will be combined with other students at a similar level of training as yourself. 

While training regulations allow dive instructors to have up to 8 students to each instructor in pool training environments we strive to keep our ratios below 6:1. Our instructor to student ratios average around 4:1. We have the some of the best student to instructor ratios in New England for group classes!

There are a few steps before you can get into the water – including completing the online training, your first classroom and completing all relevant paperwork. Most of the paperwork can be done during the first classroom session, but it’s usually a good idea to check over the Scuba – Medical Form ahead of time and get a doctors’ sign-off as necessary. Remember, if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on the medical, a physician’s sign off is required.  Once your Pool & Class training is complete you are eligible for the Open Water Certification Dives.

Please use the link in the right-side column to signup or you can sign up and schedule in-person, over the phone or via email.

Before Class

Before your Open Water Diver Course, there is a bit of paperwork you’ll have to fill out. This program requires a minimum of 5 distinct forms. You can find the forms below and complete them ahead of your pool session, most important is the “SCUBA – MEDICAL FORM“. Go through the medical form now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off before we can let you in the water. The doctors’ note is in the additional “PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE” file – along with guidelines for your physician. Remember if you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is NECESSARY to get a doctors’ note BEFORE getting in the water. It’s also important to note if a physician’s signature is required, only a medical doctor (MD) signature will be accepted.

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

PRIVACY STATEMENT

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY

SCUBA – MEDICAL FORM

TOWN POOL WAIVER

Additional forms as required:

PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE

Schedule

Below to you can find an up to date schedule with all of our available Open Water Diver Course pool and Class sessions. Just remember you need to complete Classroom 1 before any other session and you must sign up at LEAST two days in ADVANCE for any session.

Please use the link in the right-side column to signup or you can sign up and schedule in-person, over the phone or via email.

Location

The class training will take place at:

East Coast Divers, 213 Boylston Street, Brookline MA

 

and the pool training is located at the:

Brookline Town Pool – 60 Tappan St., Brookline MA

Private Courses

Interested in a private? We got you covered! Sign-up today!

Private courses are set up slightly differently than regular open water courses. The beginning process is the same – you’ll still be required to fill out the same paperwork but you won’t be tethered to our schedule. Instead, you can find out whenever works best for you and let us know so we can get the sessions scheduled – we can even schedule your pool training outside our normal pool hours*. Make sure to let us know in advance, as we have to rent the pool and make sure it doesn’t conflict with any other activities going on that day. If you do use the pool when we have it rented that’s perfect! There will be other people in the pool but you (or your group) will be working privately with your instructor.

*Additional fees (such as pool rental fees) may apply

Private Scheduling is done through Kim and Max in our training department at Training@ecdivers.com. They will be in contact within 24 hours of any inquiries. If you need to contact us sooner please call us at 617-277-2217.

Pvt 1 Person: $1355.25 per person | $1355.25 total Pvt 3 people:  $868.75 per person | $2606.25 total
Pvt 2 people: $1042.5 per person | $2085 total Pvt 4 people:  $729.75 per person | $2919 total

 

~Please reference the “BEFORE CLASS” tab for required paperwork~

Equipment

Students are required to own their own mask, fins, snorkel, and booties (if needed for the fins). These basic pieces of equipment should be personally fit to you and your body type. This will create the most enjoyable and productive training experience. If you already own your own and are unsure about fit or are borrowing from a friend we’d be happy to check the fit at the shop for free or at your first pool session. We also personally fit many of our students to their own properly fit gear and keep many different sizes, styles, and prices in stock.

!STUDENT SPECIAL!

Open Water Pool & Class students receive $50 off their first purchase of $150 or more!

We have everything you will need available in the shop!

Nitrox Add-On

As a certified diver, you will learn that nitrogen is responsible for limiting the amount of time underwater for each dive. Typically the first course divers take after certification is a Nitrox program, BUT as an ECD student you have the opportunity to complete this dive extending cert before you complete your open water dives.

NITROX GIVES DIVERS MORE TIME UNDERWATER WITH MINIMAL TIME OR FINANCIAL COMMITMENT!

As an open water student of ours you’re eligable for a $50 discount off of our nitrox program, saving you both money AND extending your bottom time!

All you have to do is select Flex + Nitrox at check out.

We will get you registered for the materials and a class date. As soon as you complete your Nitrox session and your open water dives you’ll officially be both an Open Water and a Nitrox diver, how cool is that!

This $50 discount is just for currently enrolled ECD Open Water students, so don’t miss out on the chance to save some cash and take advantage of Nitrox diving.

Drysuit Add-On

As a certified Drysuit diver you will learn the ins and outs (literally) of drysuit diving. A drysuit certification can extend your dive significantly by keeping you warmer and more comfortable in cold conditions. As a New England dive establishment, we recommend that any of our students who are interested in cold water diving earn their drysuit certification. As an ECD student, you have the opportunity to complete this dive extending cert before you complete your open water dives.

AS A DRYSUIT DIVER YOU HAVE TO ABILITY TO EXPLORE THE COLDEST ENDS OF THE SEA AND STILL STAY WARM!

As an open water student of ours you’re eligable for a $50 discount off of our drysuit program, saving you both money AND allowing you to dive in even the coldest temperatures!

All you have to do is select Flex + Drysuit at check out.

We will get you registered for the materials and a class date. You’ll take an additional classroom and pool session in a DRYSUIT. As soon as you complete those and your open water dives in a DRYSUIT you’ll officially be both an Open Water and a DRYSUIT diver!

This $50 discount is just for currently enrolled ECD Open Water students, so don’t miss out on the chance to save some cash and take advantage of Drysuit diving.

Nitrox & Drysuit Add-On

Want to dive right into diving and knock out two specialties on top of your open water certification? Drysuit and Nitrox are probably our most popular certifications for new open water divers to earn. With this special offer you can save money and time on your dive education!

When checking out, make sure to select the “Flex + Nitrox + Drysuit” option to sign up for this offer.

Save $100 over the individual courses!

Prerequisites:

  • 10 years or older.
  • Clear medical history or physician (MD) sign-off if necessary.
  • Student must provide their own Mask, Fins and Snorkel. Students who sign up for this program are eligible for a $50 discount after spending $150 or more on gear!

What’s Included:

  • Over 14 hours in the pool split between four sessions (unlimited pool training as needed).
  • Use of all required gear in the pool (Except Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Bathing suit and Towel). Contacts or a corrective mask are recommended for those needing vision correction.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor.
  • 2 Classroom review sessions. (unlimited class sessions as needed).
  • Free use of the pool and scuba gear for life after certification. (restrictions apply)
  • Access to SSI’s Digital learning system and Logbook
  • All online training, registration and certification fees.
  • Free gear review sessions with East Coast Divers PRODUCT SPECIALIST
  • Free ECD t-shirt.
  • This program will cover the following skills: OPEN WATER DIVER SKILL CARD

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