Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Volunteer Diver Program

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to hone your scuba skills, staying active as a diver and give something back , consider joining the Maritime Aquarium volunteer dive team.

The Maritime Aquarium ( is located in Norwalk CT. It is an interactive learning facility that allows people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. As a non-profit institution, the Maritime Aquarium relies on the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to get involved in the community and give something back, while building your own knowledge and diving skills.

Still Interested?  Please see below for the 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, give them a call (203-852-0700) to find out more information.

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