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TRAINING FOR NEW DIVERS Learn to Scuba Dive with Motor City Scuba

Learn to Scuba Dive - Open Water Scuba Diver Course

New Diver Training

Offered Year-Round 

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Scuba Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Learn

The Academics and Pool Training for the Open Water Scuba Diver Training is the FIRST step in learning how to dive:

  • Blended Knowledge Development  Classroom and eLearning to help you understand basic principles of scuba diving, and
  • Pool Training Dives (Confined Water) to learn basic scuba skills.

To get your certification, you will need to complete four additional Open Water Diver certification dives  (OW cert dives) after you complete this training  (confined water and knowledge development).  You have 12 months after completeing the training to complete these OW certification dives.


To enroll in the course, you must:

  • Have guardian’s active participation if 12-14 years of age
  • Be accompanied by a parent/guardian for all training if under age 16
  • Have written parent/guardian approval if under age 18
  • Be able to swim 200 meters continuously
  • Be able to tread/float in deep water for at least 10 minutes

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the training, you'll dive in a pool under the supervision of your Motor City Scuba Instructor.  In your Open Water Scuba Diver course with Motor CIty Scuba, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories.

  • COURSE PRICE: $598
  • EQUIPMENT INCLUDED:  Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Dive Boots
  • DURATION: Multiple Schedules (see below)
  • PREREQUISTES: Age 12 Years and up (restrictions apply) & Satisfactory Medical Condition 
  • Course Paperwork


  • SCUBAPRO Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Dive Boots
  • Home Study Materials (eLearning)
  • Classroom Time  (Lectures and Critiques)
  • Pool Training Sessions  (Confined Water Training)
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Air Fills
  • Use of Scuba Regulator System, Buoyancy Compensator, Dive Computer and Weights
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