WHY US SCUBA CENTER?
US Scuba Center's Open Water Certification Course is taught by our trained staff of Professional Open Water Scuba Instructors.US Scuba Center is a Platinum Training Center which means that you are receiving the best training available US Scuba Center is Licensed by the Michigan Department of Higher Education US Scuba Center conducts Open Water Classes locally during spring through fall....And US Scuba Center offers a full range of private classes! Your Open Water Course is not the end of your diving class... It is the Beginning of your diving adventure!
Open Water Classes - Register NOW!
First Open Water May 23 & 24
Open Water Classes offered almost every weekend throughout the summer.
You should view the course as a weekend of diving recreation and schedule the time necessary without any interruptions. The Open Water Course is not a testing or check out session, but training dives that will help you learn to relax, become more comfortable in the open water and get the most out of your equipment and yourself.
Open Water Classes are normally done on a Saturday and Sunday at a local lake. Your classes kept small (a maximum of 6 students) so that everyone can receive the personal attention need during the day.
The cost for the complete course is only $100.00. This fee is for the instruction only and does not include any equipment, rentals, lake fees or air fills. If you are renting equipment it should be reserved at least 10 days in advanced to guarantee that you will have equipment. Rental fees must be paid to reserve rentals. A rental package is available for $115.00. This includes all of the equipment you will need with the exception of mask, fins, snorkel, wet suit boots and gloves, ground cloth, slate, log book, dive tables and air fills. Class Refund Policy: Please note there is a $75.00 processing fee for canceled classes and no refunds for cancellations lees than 10 days before the course.
The first day of training is very basic and we will help you make the transition into the open water as easy and enjoyable as possible.
The first dive will be a shallow water snorkel dive. You will be able to float on the surface to see exactly what lies below you. This is the perfect time to make sure that you are familiar with all of your equipment and that you have no problems using it in the water with your wetsuit, hood and gloves. Your Instructor will assist you in adjusting your weights so you are neither too heavy or light for scuba diving.
The next two dives are with scuba and are designed to help you feel more comfortable underwater and able to handle most situations which may arise with you or your buddy. You will review the pool skills you have learned and put them to use in the open water. If you find that you do not feel comfortable with a particular exercise, discuss it with your instructor and he or she will work with you on that exercise.
Your instructor may make suggestions as to adjustments or changes before your next class. If you would like to take the day's training over again, you may do it for only $60.00
The second day of training is fine tuning of your skills. You will do more of your own dive planning and precise navigation. Because of the requirement in Michigan to pull a dive flag and float, you will learn how to handle a line and reel underwater.
The last dive of the day is one which you plan with your buddy and make together just for fun. This is the most satisfying day of training as everything seems to fall together and you know that you are indeed a confident, competent and comfortable diver.
Local Lake - Call for Spring Schedule - classes limited to 6 students
Open Water Check List
Please review the following list carefully. You will need all of the required equipment to complete your class. If you arrive without all of the required equipment the day of your Open Water Course, you will need to reschedule for another day. There is no refund for the class you have missed or the rental equipment.
Equipment Check List
*__ Mask adjusted to fit over your hood
*__ Snorkel attached to left side of mask
*__ Defog solution
*__ Fins adjusted over boots
*__ Wetsuit boots with hard soles
*__ Wet suit gloves 5 finger neoprene
*__ Dive tables
*__ Log book
*__ U/W slate with writing utensil
*__ U/W watch or timer
__ Wetsuit - full 6mm
__ Wetsuit hood
__ Weight belt with quick release buckle or weight integrated BC
__ Weights (10% of your body weight plus 4 pounds)
__ Stabilizer Jacket with power inflator
__ Regulator with octopus, submersible pressure and depth gauge
__ Compass with movable bezel
__ Float, reel, flag and 100' of line
__ Two tanks for each day filled with air
*__ Lake fee
* Not included in rental package
If you are using your own or borrowed equipment, it must be brought into the store at least 10 days prior to the open water class to be approved by our service technician. Scuba equipment has strict requirements which must be met for safety regulations.