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TRAINING FOR NEW DIVERS Learn to Dive with Motor City Scuba

New Diver Training  Open Water Scuba Diver Course

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.

Prerequisites

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: $349
  • DURATION: Multiple Schedules (see below)
  • PREREQUISTES: Age 12 Years and up (restrictions apply) & Satisfactory Medical Condition 
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Dive Boots
  • Course Paperwork
  • Use of Scuba Regulator System, Buoyancy Compensator, Dive Computer and Weights

  • COURSE INCLUDES:
  • Home Study Materials (eLearning)
  • Classroom Time  (Lectures and Critiques)
  • Pool Training Sessions  (Confined Water Training)
  • Air Fills
  • Use of Scuba Regulator System, Buoyancy Compensator, Dive Computer and Weights
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
17 Apr 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 19 Apr 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 17 Apr 2020
06:30 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 17 Apr 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 17 Apr 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 18 Apr 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Sat 18 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 18 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Swim Tests
Sat 18 Apr 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 18 Apr 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 18 Apr 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Livonia Y
Beyond OW
Sun 19 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 19 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 19 Apr 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 19 Apr 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 19 Apr 2020
03:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Classroom Session
Sun 19 Apr 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday: 6:30pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-6pm

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24 Apr 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 26 Apr 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 24 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 24 Apr 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Swim Tests
Fri 24 Apr 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 24 Apr 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Dive Computers
Sat 25 Apr 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Think like a Diver
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 25 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 25 Apr 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 25 Apr 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Beyond OW
Sun 26 Apr 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Gas Management
Sun 26 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 26 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 26 Apr 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 26 Apr 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sun 26 Apr 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Instructor(s): Jason Johnson, Kenneth Marshall,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm.

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25 Apr 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 06 Jun 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Sat 25 Apr 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Swim Tests
Sat 25 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Dive Computers
Sat 02 May 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 02 May 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Think like a Diver
Sat 09 May 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 09 May 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Gas Management
Sat 16 May 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 16 May 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Beyond OW
Sat 30 May 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 4
Sat 30 May 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Exam / Quick Review
Sat 06 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 5
Sat 06 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Instructor(s): Scott Suryan,

Saturday Morning 6-Week Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. No class May 23

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27 Apr 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 08 Jun 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Mon 27 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Mon 27 Apr 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Confined Water Dive 1
Mon 27 Apr 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Swim Tests
Mon 27 Apr 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Dive Computers
Mon 04 May 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Mon 04 May 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Gas Management
Mon 11 May 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Mon 11 May 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Think like a Diver
Mon 18 May 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Mon 18 May 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Beyond OW
Mon 01 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 5
Mon 01 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Exam / Quick Review
Mon 08 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott Suryan, Jason Johnson,

Monday Night 6-Week Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. No class May 25th - Memorial Day

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08 May 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 10 May 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 08 May 2020
06:30 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 08 May 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 08 May 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 09 May 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Sat 09 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 09 May 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Swim Tests
Sat 09 May 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 09 May 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 09 May 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Livonia Y
Beyond OW
Sun 10 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 10 May 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 10 May 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 10 May 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 10 May 2020
03:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Classroom Session
Sun 10 May 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday: 6:30pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-6pm

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15 May 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 17 May 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 15 May 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 15 May 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Swim Tests
Fri 15 May 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 15 May 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Dive Computers
Sat 16 May 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Think like a Diver
Sat 16 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 16 May 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 16 May 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 16 May 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Beyond OW
Sun 17 May 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Gas Management
Sun 17 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 17 May 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 17 May 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 17 May 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sun 17 May 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Andrew Mazzara, Kenneth Marshall,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm.

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12 Jun 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 14 Jun 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 12 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 12 Jun 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 12 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 13 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Sat 13 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 13 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Swim Tests
Sat 13 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 13 Jun 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 13 Jun 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Livonia Y
Beyond OW
Sun 14 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 14 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Jun 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 14 Jun 2020
03:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Classroom Session
Sun 14 Jun 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday: 6:30pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-6pm

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15 Jun 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 20 Jul 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Mon 15 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Mon 15 Jun 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Swim Tests
Mon 15 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Dive Computers
Mon 22 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 1
Mon 22 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Gas Management
Mon 29 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Mon 29 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Think like a Diver
Mon 06 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Mon 06 Jul 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Beyond OW
Mon 13 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Mon 13 Jul 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Exam / Quick Review
Mon 20 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 5
Mon 20 Jul 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School

Monday Night 6-Week Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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19 Jun 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 21 Jun 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 19 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 19 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Fri 19 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 19 Jun 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Dive Computers
Sat 20 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Sat 20 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 20 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 20 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 20 Jun 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Beyond OW
Sun 21 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Sun 21 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 21 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 21 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 21 Jun 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sun 21 Jun 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Andrew Mazzara, Scott Suryan,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm.

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10 Jul 2020 Learn to Scuba Dive 12 Jul 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 10 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 10 Jul 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 11 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
CW Skills Briefing
Sat 11 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Swim Tests
Sat 11 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 11 Jul 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Livonia Y
Beyond OW
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 12 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 12 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 12 Jul 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 12 Jul 2020
03:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Classroom Session
Sun 12 Jul 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. Friday: 6:30pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-6pm

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