Learn to Scuba Dive in Northern Michigan
If you have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, this is where it starts. Get your open water diver certification with Scuba North and discover an exciting new world underwater. At Scuba North you have the option of obtaining your certification through NAUI, SDI, or PADI – the top agencies in the industry. Your certification is good for life and recognized anywhere in the world you might like to scuba dive.
We are offering monthly pool classes from January to April in Traverse City and Charlevoix. Traverse City sessions are over two weekends and Charlevoix sessions are spread out once weekly for six weeks. We also offer private and semi private classes based on your schedule upon request.
To view upcoming classes and events, visit our calendar. To register for classes and for more information, contact the shop at (231) 947-2520.
Open Water Diver
The Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. You will breathe underwater for the first time (something you will never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you will make a series of pool dives and then finish your certification either locally or anywhere in the world under the supervision of a PADI or NAUI instructor with four open water dives.
Scuba North Instructor Certifications
NAUI: National Association of Underwater Instructors
For forty years, NAUI has offered the finest training programs in the industry. Not the biggest; simply the best. Their motto, “Safety through Education,” states a principle that seems to be lost in a world of drive-throughs and shortcuts.
PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors
PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years experience, over 136,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6200 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
TDI: Technical Diving International
TDI is the largest technical certification agency in the world. As one of the first agencies to provide training in mixed gas diving and rebreathers, TDI is seen as an innovator of new diving techniques and programs which previously were not available to the general public. Training with TDI has provided divers with the opportunity to see such wrecks as the Andrea Doria, Lusitania and the Prince of Wales. TDI divers have explored underwater caves in Spain, Australia, and Mexico and assisted as support divers on world record freedives done in the Red Sea.
TDI’s professionals are held to the highest standard to ensure quality training throughout the world. This means that as a diver taking a TDI course, your instructor will have documented his experience and knowledge prior to achieving that rating.
DAN (Divers Alert Network)
Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke
University Medical Center (DUMC). DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational divers in the world. DAN O2 Provider courses are available at Scuba North.