Your beginning scuba course was just that: a beginning. Ending your education there is like bragging that you’ve graduated the sixth grade. Just as a grade-school education isn’t going to cut it in the job market, beginning courses cannot adequately prepare you to take advantage of all that diving offers.

Fortunately, we offer a wide assortment of Advanced and Specialty Diver courses that allow you to custom-tailor your education to fit your individual interests and needs.

Available courses include:

Advanced and Specialty Diver Courses

Advanced Diver Course

When you first became interested in diving, your primary focus was most likely on getting your Open Water Diver certification. You soon realized, however, that trying to be a “real” scuba diver with nothing more than a beginning diver certification is like trying to compete in the job market with an elementary school education. It is just plain not enough.

That’s why there is an Advanced Diver course. It introduces students to critical knowledge and skills that beginning courses don’t have time to cover.

Additionally:

Underwater

  • Students gain additional open water experience under the guidance and supervision of a knowledgeable instructor.
  • They receive an introduction to a variety of specialty diving activities.
  • Their recommended depth rating goes from 60 to 100 feet.
  • Students meet an important prerequisite for Rescue, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Instructor training, as well as for a number of Specialty Diver courses, such as Navigation and Deep. If your ultimate goal is to earn the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating, this course is your starting point.
  • Further, course graduates qualify to take part in a number of diving activities in which participation is limited to “Advanced Divers Only.”

 

Despite the fact it is designed to be taken immediately after students complete the Open Water Diver course, there are some substantial differences between the beginning course and the Advanced course.

  • Where the focus of the beginning course is to develop fundamental knowledge and skills, the Advanced course focuses primarily on introducing you to a variety of fun and enjoyable specialty diving activities.
  • The beginning course follows a single, standardized curriculum. In the Advanced Diver course, you get to design your own curriculum— just like choosing electives in college.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • At least 12 years old for Jr. certification
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Minimum of 24 total logged dives.
  • Must have DAN Insurance.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 4 classroom sessions.
  • Optional pool sessions.
  • 6 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?
  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.
  • Pool sessions are scheduled when needed based on the specialty.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?
  • Instruction.
  • 4 Specialty Courses with Material. (except Stress and Rescue)

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Rental of Dry Suit. (if you don’t have one)
  • Rental of Nitrox tanks.
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Lights.
  • Compass.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now:

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Boat Diver Course

Busy Sea ScapeThe world’s best diving almost always takes place from boats. Boats can get you to reefs and wrecks that simply aren’t accessible from shore.

Not all divers, however, are fortunate enough to be able to do their Open Water certification dives from boats. Even those that do cannot learn everything there is to know about boat diving during two days of open-water training. On top of this, every dive boat uses slightly different procedures — and general v. boat diving procedures can vary greatly from one location to another.

This is why specialized training in boat diving procedures is so helpful. In not only covers the general boat diving procedures that are fairly universal, it also covers the differences you may find from one region to the next, and from one dive boat to another.

Boat Diver training can save you time, effort (and embarrassment). And the best part is, you get to go boat diving as part of the course.

Who Can Enroll?
  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom sessions.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place throughout the week from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at The Dive Shop. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Cavern Diver Course

In simplest terms, cavern diving is the penetration of natural overhead environments while remaining within sight of daylight. It can be the first in a series of courses designed to lead to full Cave Diver certification, or simply an enjoyable Specialty Diver course requiring little more than normal recreational scuba equipment.

Even if you have little interest in going beyond the Cavern Diver level, this course can help you master several important skills, including:

  • Exceptional buoyancy control skills, including how to achieve ideal body position.

Advanced Scuba Cave Diving Flint MI

  • Specialized propulsion techniques that help assure minimal impact on the environment.
  • Guideline and reel use, which has application in wreck and search-and-recovery diving.
  • Equipment simplification and streamlining for greater efficiency, less risk of entanglement and minimal environmental impact.

Your Cavern Diver certification can even get you into sites that are not normally open to recreational divers.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Certified to the SSI Advanced Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Minimum of 24 logged dives.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom sessions.
  • 4 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place throughout the week from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.
  • Open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday. This requires going to Florida.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Materials
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • 140′ Reel
  • 2 Lights

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Deep Diver Course

Some of the best recreational diving takes place in water deeper than 60 feet. Such dives include wrecks and walls. The Deep Diver course builds on the skills you acquire as part of the Advanced Diver course to help enable you to make these dives safely and more effectively. Among the topics you will learn:Scuba Divers Descent Flint MI

  • The purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving.

 

  • Decompression-related topics include nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (definition, cause, symptoms, signs, first aid and prevention) history of decompression, concepts, use of dive computers, definition of terms, problems, principles and techniques.
  • Complete coverage of Repetitive Dive Tables, work sheets, problem solutions, exceptions and dive planning are also included.
  • Altitude diving, flying after diving and hyperbaric chamber access and operation is included, as well as other short- and long-term deep diving hazards.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Minimum of 24 logged dives.
  • 4 dives past 60′ within the past 12 months
  • Must have DAN Insurance.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 3 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.
  • Open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday. These will either be in the Great Lakes or Gilboa Quarry.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Reel.
  • Liftbag.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Drysuit Diver Course

man dressed in neoprene dry suit ready for snorkelDry suits can make diving more enjoyable any time water temperatures drop below the mid 70s — and are essential in water below 60°F, or when depths approach 100 feet and beyond. Dry suits open the door to activities such as deeper wreck diving and ice diving, and can extend your diving season well beyond just the warmest months of the year.

Safely using dry suits, however, requires special training. That’s where the Drysuit Diver specialty course comes in.

Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:

  • Dry Versus Wet: How dry suits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match.
  • Dry Suits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to dry suit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves and other accessories that are unique to dry suit use.
  • Using Dry Suits: How to plan and organize dry suit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning dry suits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control under water (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).
  • Dry Suit Care and Maintenance: Getting the most from your investment in a dry suit.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • At least 12 years old for Jr. certification
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 1 pool session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place at The Dive Shop. We have weekday classes that run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.
  • Pool sessions take place at The Dive Shop following the classroom session.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $135.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

Few things have revolutionized recreational diving in the past decade as much as the introduction of Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx). Nitrox is nothing more than the air you are breathing right now with some additional oxygen added to reduce the concentration of nitrogen. While the additional oxygen offers no benefit in and of itself (and can, in fact, pose additional risk at depth), breathing less nitrogen provides divers with several benefits. Among them:

  • You enjoy longer no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals — especially on repetitive dives.
  • You reduce the risk of decompression sickness compared to making the same series of dives using air.
  • Further benefits may include improved gas consumption, reduced fatigue and an overall feeling of well being.
  • If you own a modern dive computer, odds are it is capable of tracking your exposure to both air and Nitrox. Isn’t it time you started taking advantage of your computer’s capabilities?

Scuba Divers Descent Flint MI

Topics Covered: Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox: The advantages and drawbacks.
  • Equipment for diving EANx.
  • Using standard dive tables with Nitrox.
  • Managing oxygen exposure.
  • Analyzing EANx cylinders.
  • EANx and diving emergencies.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the SSI Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place at The Dive Shop. Classes run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm throughout the week. We also offer morning, afternoon, or weekends when requested.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card
  • 2 Nitrox Tanks

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Equipment Specialist Course

Your dive equipment represents a substantial investment. It makes sense to learn how to get the best return on that investment. This is what the Equipment Specialist Course is all about. You learn:

  • Routine preparation and maintenance procedures you can perform before and after every dive that will prolong equipment life and reduce the need for professional service.
  • The best ways to transport and store your equipment and, thus, reduce the risk of damage.
  • What happens to regulators, BCs and tanks when you bring them in for annual service or inspection.
  • Emergency in-field repairs you can perform that may help save a dive or a trip — including wetsuit repairs (a must for every diver).
  • The latest developments in equipment technology, including BCs, regulators, dive computers and more.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Saturday during store hours.

Starting dates include:

  • Date and times are set up when requested.
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $95.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction.

Students are responsible for supplying:

  • Student Kit.
Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Ice Diver Course

Diver among the iceWhy dive under ice? The reasons may surprise you.

  • Sites with poor visibility during warmer months can be amazingly clear when ice cover eliminates algae bloom and sediment stir-up caused by wave action.
  • Familiar dive sites can look entirely different under ice.
  • Your ice diving skills enable you to truly dive year-round, regardless of season or weather.
  • And, of course, bragging rights.

Diving under ice, however, presents all the risks and hazards normally associated with overhead environment diving — plus the additional hazard of extreme cold, both in and out of the water. This is why specialized training in ice diving equipment and procedures is so important.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Certified to the SSI Advanced Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Dry Suit Certified.
  • Must have DAN Insurance.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 3 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place through the week from 6pm until 9pm or on Saturday during store hours at The Dive Shop.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $150.00.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Book.
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Cutting tool.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Multi-level/Computer Diver

More than any other piece of equipment in the past 20 years, computers have revolutionized how people dive. Due to their ability to track exposure to reduced levels of nitrogen at shallower depths, computers can allow us to take advantage of substantially longer bottom times and shorter surface intervals. When used withEnriched Air Nitrox, this advantage increases even further.

Dive computers aren’t perfect, however. Batteries can fail and there is always the possibility of user error. When this happens, knowledgeable divers may be able to fall back on other multilevel dive planning tools. (The alternative being stuck on shore for the next 24 hours.)

The catch is, you have to know how to use these tools in order for them to be of any benefit. This is where the Multilevel/Computer Diver course comes in. It not only covers proper use of these tools, but also using them in conjunction with today’s most popular dive computers (which is how all serious divers dive anyhow).

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place during the week or on Saturday’s. Class times are set up when needed. The class is held at The Dive Shop.
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $75.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Dive Computer.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Underwater Navigator Course

training_coned_navThe Underwater Navigator course builds on the navigation skills you acquire as part of the Open Water Diver course. It provides an introduction to:

  • Complex compass patterns.
  • Mapmaking.
  • Using navigation in conjunction with other specialty activities.

These skills are valuable in a variety of diving situations — and are ones that every serious diver should have.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop. We also offer morning, afternoon, or weekends when requested.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday, at Lake Fenton.
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
  • Compass
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Compass

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Night Diver Course

Pufferfish with diver during night dive, CubaWhy limit your diving to daylight hours when you can experience the wonder of what happens under water once the sun goes down? You can see:

  • Sleeping fish.
  • Coral feeding.
  • A rainbow of colors that look entirely different from what you are used to seeing during daylight hours.

Diving at night, however, entails more than just grabbing a light and going. Special planning, preparation, equipment and communication skills are needed — among others. Fortunately, the Night Diver course can provide you with these skills in a very short period of time.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday, at Lake Fenton.
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction
  • Certification Card

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit
  • Dive Lights
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Primary Light
  • Backup Light
  • Tank Light

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Search and Recovery Diver Course

Nearly every diver dreams of finding sunken treasure. Real treasure, however, is less likely to be gold doubloons and more likely to come in the form of lost wallets, golf balls or your aunt’s gold necklace that she carelessly let slip overboard.

Finding lost objects is harder than you may think, and may involve exposing yourself to risks and hazards unlike you find at most recreational dive sites. This is why specialized training is important.

Even if you never end up looking for a single lost object, the skills you will learn in the Search and Recovery Diver Course can help make you a better underwater navigator, a more careful observer of aquatic life and a more confident diver in less-than-ideal conditions.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Certified to the Advanced Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Logged 24 or more dives.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday, for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop. We also offer morning, afternoon, or weekend classes upon request.
  • Open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday, at Lake Fenton or Gilboa Quarry.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction.
  • Certification Card.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit.
  • Lift Bag.
  • Reel.
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Lift Bag.
  • Reel.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Wreck Diver Course

Diving WreckWreck diving offers something for underwater explorers of nearly every experience level. In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Protect: Wrecks can, at times, be surprisingly fragile. Learn how to protect wrecks from damage by divers while at the same time learning how to reduce the risks to diver safety wrecks can pose.
  • Preserve: Discover how to most responsibly share your discoveries with divers and nondivers alike, whether it is through research, the preservation of artifacts or simply letting things be so they can be enjoyed by others.
  • Promote Understanding: Wreck diving is more enjoyable when you can uncover the origin and history of the wrecks you dive. Doing so also enhances your ability to share your discoveries with others.
Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Must have DAN Insurance.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop. We also offer morning, afternoon, and weekend classes upon request.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday, in the Great Lakes.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $125.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction.
  • Certification Card.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit.
  • Dive Charter Fee.
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Lift Bag.
  • Reel.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Master Scuba Diver

Scuba DiverThe Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest non-leadership rating in recreational diving. It is not a course you take, but rather a certification achieved by:

  • Obtaining your Advanced and Rescue Diver certifications.
  • Completing 4 Specialty Diver courses.

When you complete all of these requirements, we can help you with the paperwork to apply for your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Certified to the SSI Advanced Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Must be current in  First Aid and CPR
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Completing 4 Specialty Courses
  • Completing Stress and Rescue Course
  • Be current in First Aid and CPR
  • Be current in DAN O2
  • Logged 50 or more dives
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Dive Lights

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

Stress and Rescue Diver Course

Italy, Mediterranean Sea, Tremiti Islands, diver in a caveBeginning diver courses generally limit emergency skill training to self rescue and tired diver assists. Why?

  • Beginning students lack sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to truly master complex rescue skills.
  • There is simply not enough time in most beginning scuba courses to cover all the rescue and emergency management skills that every diver should have.

This is why the Rescue Diver course provides important follow-on training. It covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • Dive first aid.
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • Underwater problem solving.
  • Missing diver procedures.
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
  • Dive accident scenarios.

The Rescue Diver course also helps you meet important prerequisites for Dive Control Specialist/Dive Master and other leadership-level courses.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who:

  • Are at least 15 years old.
  • Are certified to the Open Water Dive level or equivalent.
  • Have logged at least 24 dives.
  • Must be current in First Aid and CPR
  • Must be current in DAN O2
  • Are able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 1 pool session.
  • 2-3 open water training dives.
Where and when do classes take place?

Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place Monday throughFriday for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop .
  • Pool sessions take place Monday through Friday, for 1 night, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at The Dive Shop.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday.

Starting dates include:

  • TBA
How much does it cost?

The course fee is $135.00 per person and includes:

  • Instruction.
  • Certification Card.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Student Kit.
What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

Get Started Now

The best way to get started is to either call or visit The Dive Shop.

Address: G4020 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI 48532

Phone: (810) 732-3900

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