Education at Scuba Centers of Michigan!

Scuba diving certification at Scuba Centers of Michigan. Learn to dive with lessons that meet your schedule!

Scuba Centers teaches scuba diving and certifies divers all the way up to instructor level.

SSI’s ConEd Ratings have the highest requirements in the industry. They are not courses per session; rather, they are flexible requirements, that can be met in a variety of ways, allowing you to personalize your continuing education path.

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver.

SSI’s Advanced Diver rating stands alone in the industry with the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. No other agency’s advanced diver level compares. Our Advance Course includes:

  • Deep Diving
  • Night Diving – Low Visibility
  • Navigation
  • Seach and Recovery

Advaced class includes:

1-2 Class sessions,  2 days of open water (if needed)  2 dives each specialities (if needed, verified past dive can count twards this rating)

Prerequisites:

Open Water certification rating

Requied to complete:

24 logged dives

Open Water dives are included, but if you have documented proof of any required dives, they count! Why would we make you do the dives you already have experience in?

SSI Master Diver. SSI’s Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have completed this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers.

SPECIALTY COURSES:

Do you find yourself underwater, and think that you have seen it all? Are you tired of the same old same old? Add some excitement to your diving career, and spice up your diving skills with a specialty course! Scuba Centers is proud to announce our 2013 class listing for these upcoming specialty courses.

You asked for more adventure, and Scuba Centers of Michigan delivers it to you! MANY MORE SPECIALTIES AVAILABLE:

BOAT DIVING
DRYSUIT DIVING
COMPUTER DIVING
SHARK DIVING & AWARENESS
UNDERWATER NAVIGATION I
UNDERWATER NAVIGATION II
LIMITED VISIBILITY DIVING
SEARCH & RECOVERY
UNDERWATER METAL DETECTING
BOTTLE DIVING & COLLECTING
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
INTRO TO FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
INTRO TO REEF ECOLOGY
FREE DIVING
INTRO TO U/W PHOTOGRAPHY
INTRO TO U/W VIDEOGRAPHY
DAN OXYGEN PROVIDER
RIVER DIVING I
RIVER DIVING II
WRECK DIVING I
WRECK DIVING II
DEEP SPORT DIVING
NIGHT DIVING
UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY
ICE DIVING

The Professional Staff at Scuba Centers of Michigan have worked very hard developing the best possible specialty courses for your diving pleasure. Most of the above courses do require additional specialty equipment, which is available at Scuba Centers. If there is a course that you do not see, and are interested in taking, feel free to give us a call and we will arrange a specialty course for you. Private courses are available for an additional fee depending on the specialty class.

Enriched Air Nitrox…..


Seen something a little different around the cylinders of divers in the pool, at open water, and on trips? The yellow and green stickers that are wrapped around the cylinders are an indicator the the cylinder contains a mixture called Enriched Air Nitrox!

ATTENTION ALL DIVERS! YOU ARE BREATHING NITROX RIGHT NOW!
In fact, your first breath was nitrox, your first scuba dive was on nitrox, and every breath that you have taken since then has been nitrox! Then what is the big deal you may ask? What we use is called a breathing mixture that is enriched with additional oxygen to create Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)! Here are some commonly asked questions about EAN, and some good reasons why you should be breathing EAN as well.

What is the difference between Air and Enriched Air?
Air is comprised of about 80% Nitrogen, and 20% Oxygen, and it is technically called normoxic nitrox.  Additional oxygen is added to the mixture “enriching” the percentage of oxygen between 22 and 40%, depending on the desired mixture.*

*(NOTE: THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS THAT ENRICHED AIR IS MADE. THESE WAYS ARE COVERED IN THE COURSE ITSELF.)

The most common mixtures of Enriched Air are EAN 32 and EAN 36.

What’s all the fuss?
EANx has many benefits to the recreational diver. Here is a list that may help you in understanding EANx a little better!

EANx gives you extended no-decompression dive times because of less nitrogen absorption into your system. Because of increased amounts of oxygen in the mixture, very strict depth limits must be observed when diving with EANx.
Nitrogen fatigue is decreased because of less nitrogen uptake in the system!
When diving EANx on air diving tables, an increased safety margin is attained, therefore possibly reducing the chances on decompression sickness.
EANx has been used by the military, commercial divers, scientific divers, and recreational divers for the last 60 years.  This concept is only new to the recreational industry over the last 15 years.  SSI first approved the use of Enriched Air Nitrox in 1992, and was the first totally recreational organization to do it!

Cost of the course is $199.97, and includes the textbook, workbook and exam, certification card, open water dives, and all instructor fees!

The Enriched Air Fills are a reduced rate to $12.00 for student rentals and/or fills, and are not included in the cost of the course.

Equipment Techniques

“Your Total Diving System is like a buddy underwater who you need to be able to rely on at any time!”

Diving is more fun and more comfortable in your own equipment.

The EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES program teaches you how to choose the right equipment for your needs.

You will learn how to fit, adjust , maintain and make small repairs right on the spot.

If you want to know more about EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES, you can buy the manual or the DVD even without signing up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Your Total Diving System: The Basics
  • Your Total Diving System: Scuba Equipment
  • Your Total Diving System: Specialty Training and Accessory System
  • Traveling With Your Total Diving System

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

Stress and Rescue

“Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.”

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur.

The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and under water. The course runs two - four days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water. As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate.

If you want to learn more about DIVER STRESS & RESCUE, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don’t want to sign up for the course.

DIVER STRESS & RESCUE SPECIALTY COURSE:

  • What Is Stress?
  • Stress In Diving:Causes And Prevention
  • Detecting And Dealing With Stress
  • Accident Management
  • Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
  • Conditions That Complicate Rescues

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

Science of Diving

“Having the right knowledge is just as important as the proper handling of your diving equipment!”

Diving is just more fun and safer if you know more about it.

The SCIENCE OF DIVING program treats all areas of dive theory to a detailed and comprehensive manner: physics, physiology, decompression theory, marine life and diving equipment.

Whether you simply want more knowledge or plan to become a Dive Professional, Science of Diving is just what you need!

The SCIENCE OF DIVING program is a perfect “winter Specialty”, since no dives are required. If you want to know more about the dive theory, you can just buy the manual, to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression
  • Underwater World
  • Diving Equipment

SSI Specialties are always fun and the learning of new skills to the fore. This program will be held intensive academic sessions to which you can prepare yourself well with the aid of the manual.

Dive Guide (DG)

The Dive Guide program approaches training using practical application, background information and flexibility. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications.

CONTINUE YOUR DIVING EDUCATION!

If you have any questions feel free to call us at:
313-388-DIVE or email us at: info@scubacenters.com

 

 

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