Recreational Scuba and Snorkeling Courses


Beginner, Referral,  Try Scuba, Advanced Adventurer, Technical

Northeast Scuba can meet your scuba needs and busy schedule whether you live in Boston or close to Chelmsford. We have classes for the beginner all the way through instructor and instructor specialty courses with over thirty different diving programs offered.

The SSI Open Water (beginner) course is the first course beginners take. You learn about dive theory, what equipment is needed and basic scuba skills for the new diver. Open water dives allow you to demonstrate your newly learned skills in an open water environment as well as show off your skills as you dive for fun.

Many of Northeast Scuba’s customers plan vacation getaways year round and would like to earn their Open Water certification while at their resort. Our Referral Program allows you to complete the academic and pool training sessions here and the four open water dives at your destination of choice. Check out the details on our Open Water Referral (beginner course) page.

Not sure about learning scuba? Sign up for our “Try Scuba” program and receive classroom and pool instruction. You will be in the water before you know it, breathing underwater!

Pro-Snorkeling Course: For the snorkelers we have a very special course just for you, the Pro-Snorkeling course. During the course you will use one of the latest pieces of equipment for snorkeling, the Full Face Snorkel mask. The design of this mask gives you wide view, does not fog up and increases the enjoyment of fish and reef watching. What more could you ask for?                                   The water session is 2 hours long where you will learn not only how to use the Full Face Snorkel mask but also basic snorkeling and safety techniques. When you complete the course, the Full Face Snorkeling mask you used during training is yours! That’s right, you get the mask you used during the course as part of the tuition.

Cost: $135.00    Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb.  10, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, May19


Once you’ve completed your Open Water course, don’t stop learning. The next course to consider is the Advanced Adventurer Open Water program. In this class, you’ll be exposed to new diving environments and skills.

Continuing your scuba education: Courses such as Wreck Diver, Night Diver, Photo Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Nitrox Diver and many more are offered for your convenience and enjoyment. learn more about diving.Y

Speciatly Diver Programs:
We offer the following New England scuba classes on a regular basis. See the schedule for the next class dates. Call to reserve your space in our next continuing education course. The same Massachusetts scuba courses are available as SSI Instructor Specialties:

Underwater Videography


Boat Diver



Technical Diving
Northeast Scuba is pleased to offer a number of Technical Diving courses. These are advanced courses. Please read ” Is Technical Diving For You?” and then look over the course descriptions to see if this is something you would like to pursue.

Technical diving opens up an area of exploration beyond the 130 foot recreational, no-decompression limits you have experienced so far. Maybe you want to extend a dive, not necessarily by going deeper, but by staying past the no-decompression limits of your dive planner or dive computer. Technical diving courses will teach you “how to” plan and execute such dives. Maybe there are wrecks or reefs below the 130 foot barrier you want to see. With proper training and dive planning you will be able to visit these wrecks or reefs and tell your friends about the experience.

Technical diving isn’t for everyone but for those who can step up to the challenge and broaden their diving knowledge and increase their diving skills, then technical diving may be for them.