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About Our Classes - Orbit Marine
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Address :
3273 Fairfield Avenue,
Bridgeport,
Connecticut - 06605
United States of America.
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About Our Classes

LEARN TO DIVE

IN ONE FULL DAY!
OR
CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION!

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WE OFFER ON DEMAND WEEKDAY EVENING CLASSES!! PRIVATE CLASSES , TOO!!

Orbit Scuba Courses

NEXT BASIC ONE DAY OPEN WATER CLASSES

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN POOL, WE OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS!

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  • Nitrox
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Visual Cylinder Inspector
  • DAN O2 Provider
  • Deep diver
  • Night diver
  • Underwater Navigation

Orbit Course Location

Presently our Open Water classes meet at Orbit Marine for classroom session (9am-11am) and Milford/Orange (Woodruff Family) YMCA (12pm-4pm) for pool session.

 

PADI & SDI/TDI

PADI TRAINING FACILITY #15,

SDI/TDI TRAINING FACILITY #1000074
Weeknight, Weekend, holiday weekend classes. Private Classes, Home Study Classes. Whatever class you want!
SINCE 1973
AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN DIVER EDUCATION & EQUIPMENT SALES AND SERVICE! THE FINEST INSTRUCTORS ARE HERE AT ORBIT MARINE!
Capt. Noel Voroba, Mike Shukaitis Bill Hurley, Matt Miner, Henri Lellouche, Capt. Jim Longcoy
all PADI, SDI & TDI certified instructors.

SCUBA classes Forming NOW !
Call Orbit (203) 333-3483(DIVE) as soon as possible for details and to reserve space.

Min age is 10 ( 10 & 11 year olds must be accompanied by an adult in course). “Click here for class schedule”
for more details on specific dates and locations.

ABOUT OUR OPEN WATER COURSES

Our TDI /SDI Open Water (beginner) courses are conducted over one Saturday (9am-4 pm) or just three weekday nights, depending on class size and student abilities. Weeknight programs run either 6-9pm or 7-10pm and are scheduled as needed.

The basic course fee per person is $345.00 and includes: SDI or PADI text book, work book (Homework), Student Record Folder, Log Book and all classroom and pool sessions.  Also included is the use of all SCUBA equipment for the pool sessions except, students own mask, fins, snorkel and booties.  These items can be rented for the pool session for $35.00. With Covid concerns, we strongly suggest students buy their own basic gear. If bought from us, we extend an extra 10% discount on the mask, fins snorkel and booties we require for class.  Orbit Marine has a full selection of quality dive gear , so please check with us first, if looking to buy your own basic equipment. If you decide to take advantage of e learning programs (SDI or PADI),  you’ll need to pay for that program online ($129.00-$150.00) and your course fee to us would be $300.00 instead of $345.00.

To register, please stop in at Orbit Marine at least one week prior to first class meeting. You can then pay for the course and  pick up your text book, work book , dive log book and registration folder. Note, there is an easy homework assignment required to be completed prior to course date.

Also not included are four open water training dives, which will be completed over two days as soon as possible after the completion of the class and pool sessions (locally…Spring, Summer or Fall or while student is on a warm location vacation).

Certified SDI or PADI instructors teach you both the theory and the practice of scuba diving. The classroom session teaches the science of scuba diving, explain how the equipment works and show how it is used. The instructor goes over the information explained in the manual, helping the student to understand each important point. Students learn the physics of SCUBA diving, how to identify various marine life, different ways to get into and out of the water, and some of the incredible places that divers can explore for themselves.

The pool sessions are skill building confidence exercises, and allow the student to get used to the equipment and the underwater environment. In the pool, underwater exercises allow the student to develop the skills needed to be a safe diver, and gain confidence in the ability to handle underwater experiences carefully and successfully.

After about 2.5 hours of classroom review, and another 4 hours of pool exercises, it is time for the open water dives with the instructor, where the students demonstrate their ability in an open water environment.

OPEN WATER TRAINING DIVE PROCEDURES

Unlike most of our competitors, we believe in keeping our students local to complete their training dives. All of our training is done aboard one of three “ORBIT DIVER” boats here in Long Island Sound, which gives the student supervised experiences in diving from a boat, and handling the cool water and lower visibility found in many real world diving locals. Not to mention that these dives can be completed on just two mornings or afternoons in the Bridgeport/Fairfield area! No need to travel away for the weekend!. The confidence that comes from knowing that you have handled cool water with reduced visibility, gives you confidence everywhere else that you dive. Students also find that salt water marine life is more interesting and more varied than freshwater life, and the student can meet and view marine life in it’s natural habitat. Lobster anyone?

The fee for all four local training dives is $230.00. This includes two half day boat trips, two training dives a day w/instructor, all rental scuba gear (except student’s mask, fins, booties, snorkel & gloves) & SDI or PADI Open Water Diver registration. Students from another shop with a referral, please add $50.00 referral fee.

Not interested in diving locally? You can complete your training dives on any of our fantastic dive trips or while on your own vacation with a referral letter from your instructor.

HOME STUDY PROGRAM

No time for formal training schedule? No problem! You can use e learning programs! Complete all academic portions including knowledge reviews and quizzes at home, meet with an instructor to review this material and attend all pool sessions! It’s that simple. Not as good as if you were in classroom sessions as well, but it works for busy students.

Questions? Call us at 203-333-3483. Thanks for taking the time to check us out! Capt. Noel Voroba/President/Owner/Master Instructor Trainer