Courses

Workshops & Special Events

Sidemount Demo Sidemount Diving is already common practice for many wreck and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more recreational divers as well. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. Join us to try out this con...

Lake Onota Clean-Up Help us keep the Berkshires clean! Join us to remove trash and clean Onota Lake in Pittsfield. Spend the day cleaning the lake with fellow divers and others who want to keep the Berkshires clean. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering!

Underwater Pumpkin Carving We'll provide the pumpkins and carving tools. You bring your warmest wetsuit/drysuit and other gear (or rent from us!). The morning will be land based for prepping our pumpkins and we'll head to Lake Onota after lunch for the real fun!

Full Face Mask Demo Want to breathe more naturally, stay warmer and maybe even have a conversation with your buddy while you're diving? Visit us for an in-water, hands-on demo of the OTS Guardian Full Face Mask. A quick 1-hour trip to the YMCA pool will leave you wondering how you ever dove without one! (Photo courtesy OTS Photo...

Rescue Workshop Freshen up your rescue skills or get introduced to some basics in this one day workshop including academics and a pool session. We will cover accident prevention as well as basic rescue skills. For divers that haven't completed our Stress and Rescue certifications, this is the perfect opportunity to "test r...

Better Buddy Basics A dive buddy helps in all phases of diving and shares the fun. A buddy assists in dive planning, suiting up, pre-dive equipment check, water entry support, assistance throughout the dive, post-dive equipment maintenance and logging dive information. Diving with a buddy is the only way to dive - you should never dive...

K.I.S.S.S.: Kids Invite Someone Special Snorkeling Here at AST we consider both Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day to be Families Day! That's why we are hosting a special snorkeling event on both days. Get your favorite kid (or kids) in your life to invite you to our Snorkel Diver course and you'll have the opportunity to spend an afternoon learning ...

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