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NYC Scuba Instructor, NYC Scuba Teacher

Sandra Clopp - NYC Scuba Instructor

About Me - Sandra Clopp

I wanted to spend more time under water so I started a scuba training facility called Urban Manta in NYC. I've been divemastering all over the world since 2004 and teaching since 2006. I'm a TDI Decompression Procedures instructor and teach over 20 specialties.  I've done over 900 dives in all kinds of environments all over the world. These include underwater photography dives in the tropics, local shipwreck exploration (including the Andrea Doria), rebreather trimix technical diving to 321', cave diving to 277' and ice diving beneath a frozen winterland.  I dive on the Hollis Prism 2 rebreather or the Hollis SMS 75 sidemount rig (sometimes backmounted doubles or the Hollis Explorer rebreather).  As a technical instructor I focus on proper trim and buoyancy control even with Open Water students on their very first pool session!

About Urban Manta - Scuba Dive NYC!

Get your scuba license before you head off on your next trip! We offer classroom and pool sessions in NYC and dive in a world class training lake in Pennsylvania. Explore boats, airplanes, a firetruck, a helicopter, a school bus and more as your skill and comfort levels increase to earn your Open Water diver certification. Dive in a drysuit to stay dry and warm all year round!
Already certified and looking for a challenge? Try a deep diving class so you can explore further on your next dive trip. Learn the benefits of diving with Nitrox or hone your navigation skills with a navigation or Search & Recovery class. Take a wreck diving class and join us on a local adventure! Try it on side mount to get more bottom time or as the next step towards Technical or Cave diving!
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