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Discover Diving with Captain Mike's Scuba Diving Blog

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Volunteer Diver Program

October 27th, 2010

Maritime Aquarium Dive Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to commit to at least 5 days during holiday dive program.Dates are 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 12/4, 12/5, 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19, 12/22, 12/23, ( possible 12/24), 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, ( possible 12/31)
  • Able to commit to a acclimation dive in the open ocean tank, dates to be determined.
  • Time commitment 41/2 hrs per day assigned
  • Act as a safety observer /dive assistant, not just diving in tank
  • Minimum 25 logged dives
  • Minimum certification: Advanced open water diver
  • Signed liability waiver form
  • CPR/ First Aid recommended not required.
  • Must be willing to dive with large marine animals, including sharks
  • Signed PADI medical release form
  • Provide own equipment: mask, fins, buoyancy compensator, weights and regulator, weight belt, hood, boots, and gloves.
  • Must pass a buoyancy check out dive
  • Fill out a completed volunteer divers application & interview
  • Background check

If you’re interested in applying to this program, please download, fill out, and return all the forms below, or give us a call (718-885-1588) to find out more!

Scuba Diving Lessons for Kids: Dive Into Endless Summer Fun

August 10th, 2010

We’re in the dog days of summer – it’s hot, sticky and the telltale August summer lull has slowly set in. The worst part? Camp is over and the first day of school is still a month away. Are your kids looking for a way to beat the heat and finish their summer off with a bang? Scuba diving lessons at Captain Mike’s Diving are your summer fun solution! Read the rest of this entry »

Learn the ABC’s of Scuba Diving with Dive Lessons in NYC

July 7th, 2010

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new! Pick up a “cool” hobby this summer and beat July’s heat wave by learning to how to scuba dive NYC. Captain Mike’s Diving offers scuba diving classes, scuba certification courses and dive lessons for kids or adults, beginners or even experienced divers by the area’s most enthusiastic dive instructors. Read the rest of this entry »

Beat the Heat with Captain Mike’s Diving Crew!

June 11th, 2010

Summer is officially here. The sun is shining, the water is warming up, and that means it’s time to get diving again! Lucky for us scuba diving enthusiasts, there are an incredible array of scuba diving opportunities lined up every weekend this summer. And whether you’re a beginner or expert, 8 years old or 88 years old, there is an amazing scuba trip in store for you – right in your New York backyard! Read the rest of this entry »


June 26th, 2009

Join us on July 11th and 12th on the Sea Turtle.  We will be doing shark dives and the U853.  The boat leaves from Montauk at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning.  We will be docking at Block Island on Saturday after the dives for dinner at a local restaurant.  You can sleep on the boat or make arrangements at a hotel on Block Island.   After the dives on Sunday, we will return to Montauk.  Cost $475 per person.

Please call the shop at 718 - 885 - 1588 if you need any other information.  Space is limited so please call & reserve your spot as soon as possible!

New Limited Edition Designs Available on DUI Drysuits!

June 24th, 2009

DUI is known as the “Harley Davidson” and “Ferrari” of drysuits. Now you can add “Armani” and “Versace”, too, with DUI’s New Limited Edition Designs!

In addition to the current 28 materials and colors from which a diver can choose and combine to design their own DUI, divers now have three additional, very “cool” designs that they can select for their DUI. The reason these are Limited Edition is these materials are available only while they last. These designs are:

DUI’s Limited Edition Designs can be used on a DUI drysuit wherever the overlays are added on Select and Signature Series Drysuits at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Additional overlays on the legs can also be added at the same price as other materials.

DUI is looking forward to varying these Limited Edition Designs as new ones become available.

And don’t forget about our new financing program with GE Money.  NOW is the time to get financing for your new Drysuit!  Stop in and fill out an application!


June 24th, 2009

We are excited to announce a new consumer finance plan with GE Money.

With this program, GE Money can offer:

• 90-Days / No Interest / No Payments
• 6-Months / No Interest / Minimum Payments
• 12-Months / No Interest / Minimum Payments

So if you are looking to purchase a DUI drysuit, new regulator, BCD and any other new equipment, GE Money financing program can help.  Just come into the store and fill out an application.  It’s fast and easy!  (Application decision within 15-30 minutes)

ANDI Complete SafeAir User Program (CSU)

June 24th, 2009
Complete SafeAir User  (CSU - Level 2)
Text: The Application of Enriched Air Mixtures
The CSU course is the Advanced SafeAir” Program and builds upon and expands the material introduced in the LSU course. It covers the information necessary to make use of all 8 of the ANDI identified applications of SafeAir within the sport diving limits. Those completing this course are certified to use all SafeAir mixtures, including SafeAir 50. This program requires 8-12 hours of lecture and two open water orientation/training dives.

Pre-requisite: Open Water Certified
NOTE: Part one (classroom) and part two (Open Water) are to be completed satisfactorily prior to CSU certification. A part one certification may be issued upon satisfactory completion of all classroom requirements. This certifications may be used to complete the two logged SafeAir dives required for full certification.

Classroom July 16th and 20th starting at 6:00 PM
Course completion 2 tank dive Saturday July 25th

Course Fee $295 which includes student materials
Course Completion Dive $130 including SafeAir fills

Pre-registration and payment is required

Henderson, Sherwood, Genesis, Akona, Sea Life, & Princeton Tec DEMO Day

June 24th, 2009


The gang just got back from diving the G & D (Yankee) on the Jeanne II. Mike Carew, John Garisto, Chris Sundial and Rick Yarmy caught scallops, a 5 and 2 pound lobster. They also got some brass from the ship.

May 9th, 2009