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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    
20 Dec 2019 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 22 Dec 2019 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 20 Dec 2019
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 20 Dec 2019
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Swim Tests
Fri 20 Dec 2019
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 20 Dec 2019
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Think like a Diver
Sat 21 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Sat 21 Dec 2019
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 21 Dec 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 21 Dec 2019
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Gas Management
Sun 22 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Beyond OW
Sun 22 Dec 2019
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 22 Dec 2019
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 22 Dec 2019
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 22 Dec 2019
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Kenneth Marshall, Emma Plane, Lawrence Lodge,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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10 Jan 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 12 Jan 2020 US$ 349.00

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

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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17 Jan 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 19 Jan 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 17 Jan 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 17 Jan 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Swim Tests
Fri 17 Jan 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 17 Jan 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Think like a Diver
Sat 18 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Sat 18 Jan 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 18 Jan 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 18 Jan 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Gas Management
Sun 19 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Beyond OW
Sun 19 Jan 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 19 Jan 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 19 Jan 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 19 Jan 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Steve Lomakoski, Lawrence Lodge,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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25 Jan 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 14 Mar 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Sat 25 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 25 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Swim Tests
Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Dive Computers
Sat 01 Feb 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 01 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Think like a Diver
Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 08 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Gas Management
Sat 29 Feb 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Beyond OW
Sat 07 Mar 2020
09:30 AM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 4
Sat 07 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Exam / Quick Review
Sat 14 Mar 2020
09:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 5
Sat 14 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Instructor(s): John Poggione,

Saturday Morning 6-Week Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. No class February 15th and 22nd

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27 Jan 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 09 Mar 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Mon 27 Jan 2020
06:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Mon 27 Jan 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Swim Tests
Mon 27 Jan 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Dive Computers
Mon 03 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 1
Mon 03 Feb 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Gas Management
Mon 10 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Mon 10 Feb 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Think like a Diver
Mon 24 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Mon 24 Feb 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Beyond OW
Mon 02 Mar 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 4
Mon 02 Mar 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Confined Water Dive 5
Mon 02 Mar 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Exam / Quick Review
Mon 09 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Andrew Mazzara,

Monday Night 6-Week Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study. No class February 17, 2020

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14 Feb 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 16 Feb 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 14 Feb 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 14 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 14 Feb 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Fri 14 Feb 2020
09:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Sat 15 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 15 Feb 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 15 Feb 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 16 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Beyond OW
Sun 16 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 16 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 16 Feb 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 16 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
90 minutes
Livonia Y
Instructor(s): Stephen Kirsch, Michelle Robinson,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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21 Feb 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 23 Feb 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 21 Feb 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 21 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Swim Tests
Fri 21 Feb 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 21 Feb 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Think like a Diver
Sat 22 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Sat 22 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 22 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 22 Feb 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Gas Management
Sun 23 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Beyond OW
Sun 23 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 23 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 23 Feb 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 23 Feb 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Steve Lomakoski, Lawrence Lodge,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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13 Mar 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 15 Mar 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 13 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Fri 13 Mar 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Fri 13 Mar 2020
08:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Gas Management
Fri 13 Mar 2020
09:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Sat 14 Mar 2020
01:00 PM
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 14 Mar 2020
01:30 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 14 Mar 2020
02:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Beyond OW
Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 15 Mar 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 15 Mar 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 15 Mar 2020
03:00 PM
90 minutes
Livonia Y
Instructor(s): Stephen Kirsch,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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15 Mar 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 26 Apr 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Sun 15 Mar 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Sun 15 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Computers
Sun 22 Mar 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Sun 22 Mar 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 1
Sun 22 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Think like a Diver
Sun 29 Mar 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Sun 29 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Farmington Y
Gas Management
Sun 05 Apr 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 05 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Farmington Y
Beyond OW
Sun 19 Apr 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 19 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 26 Apr 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 26 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Farmington Y
Instructor(s): Michael Poggione,

Registration is through CEPD at Schoolcraft College (CES-9984) No Class on April 12

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20 Mar 2020 Confined Water Training for Open Water Divers 22 Mar 2020 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Paperwork
Fri 20 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Equipment Assembly & Disassembly
Fri 20 Mar 2020
06:30 PM
90 minutes
Swim Tests
Fri 20 Mar 2020
08:00 PM
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
08:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Think like a Diver
Sat 21 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Dive Computers
Sat 21 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 21 Mar 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 15 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 21 Mar 2020
03:15 PM
02 hours 45 minutes
Farmington Y
Gas Management
Sun 22 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Beyond OW
Sun 22 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 22 Mar 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 22 Mar 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 22 Mar 2020
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Steve Lomakoski, Lawrence Lodge,

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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