Star Hill Family Athletic Center | 100 Gerber Dr. Tolland, CT 06084 | 860-871-8800

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Open Water Scuba Class


This is a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Open Water Dive class at the successful completion each candidate will receive a PADI Open Water Diver certification card that is good for life. PADI is the world largest SCUBA certification agency and is recognized and accepted around the World.

All Students are required to complete the knowledge reviews prior to the class. The class will, as a group review the answer the knowledge review questions with the instructor. Class time is limited so it the responsibility of the student to be prepared for class and arrive on time. Medical forms MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED prior to class in order for the student to participate in the pool session.

To download medical forms please click MEDICAL FORMS

Any Questions please call New England SKI & SCUBA @ (860) 872-0113

New England SKI & SCUBA

60 Windsor Ave.

Vernon, CT. 06066

Phone: (860) 872-0113

FAX (860) 872-0529

Students MUST have the following items (see below) to participate in the first class. PADI standards require ONE book package per student (No sharing of course materials).

Purchase Materials:

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, $179.99
  • Student Crew Pack, $62.99
  • PIC (Personal Identification Card) $30.00
  • Hood and gloves required for certification dives. $75.00



Course Schedule

Tuesdays 6:00-9:00p, Thursdays 7:30-10p


DAY 1: (Class Room) Tuesday,

  • Introduction
  • Forms & Wavers
  • Module 1 and 2 review & Quiz (10 question each multiple choice) 


DAY 2: (Pool) Thursday,

  • POOL………Module 1 and 2
  • 200 Yard swim
  • 10-minute survival float


DAY 3: (Class Room) Tuesday,

  • Module 3 and 4 review & Quiz (10 question multiple choice)


DAY 4: (Pool) Thursday,

  • POOL………Module 3 and 4


Day 5: (Class Room) Tuesday,

  • Module 5 review & Final Exam


Day 6: (Pool) Thursday,

  • Pool ………… Module 6


Saturday – Open Water Check-out dives (Stage Fort Park) or (Lake Maschapaug)  to be scheduled with New England Ski and Scuba


Sunday – Open Water Check-out dives (Lake Maschapaug)  to be scheduled with New England Ski and Scuba


Sign-ups can be done online by clicking the "Register Now" link in red or at Star Hill. All questions can be directed to Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Star Hill Family Athletic Center.

 Click here to view and print waiver form.

 Click here to view and print guest registration and waiver form.

 Click here to view and print team roster - waiver form 

 Click here to view and print Conduct Policy

Facility Hours

Monday - Friday 
5:00am to 9:00pm 

Saturday & Sunday 
7:00am to 1:00pm

For pool and group fitness class availability please see the pool and class schedules. 
For dome and track availability - Weekday open times are abundant.  If you are planning to visit the dome/track in the evening (after 5pm) and/or the weekends, we recommend that you call ahead for open times.
Monday and Wednesday
8:30am to 12 noon
Tuesday and Thursday
4:30 to 7:30pm