At Scuba North in Traverse City, Michigan we offer a wide variety of scuba diving classes and training sessions throughout the year. Below you’ll find a list of our classes.
Basic Scuba Diver classes are taught over a minimum of 5 sessions to make training comprehensive and thorough, as well as to foster more enduring learning. During the extremely cold and “hard” water months, Pool Courses are offered.
Pool Classes consist of the academic and confined water portions of the Open Water Certification Course.
Options to complete the requirements for the Open Water Certification range from referrals to any worldwide NAUI shop or to any agency participating in the Universal Referral Program (SDI, SSI, YMCA) — or, better yet, join one of the Scuba North trips and finish up in style!
Scuba Diving Classes
Classes are offered throughout the year in Traverse City and Charlevoix (Entry Level Scuba—Pool Course, local Naui Instructor: Murray Kilgour).
Basic Scuba 1 week summer classes meet Monday through Friday. We use Long Lake for our Confined Water Training and finish in the Bay for the Open Water portion. Open Water Training (Completion of Pool Classes) is done over 2 days with 4 scuba dives and 1 skin dive.
Advanced Scuba Diver classes consist of 6 dives over 3 days to better hone skills that divers will find essential in gaining experience. These dives consist of Navigation, Deep and Night dives; the remaining 3 dives are elective and can range from Underwater Salvage, Search and Rescue, Photo, Video to Wreck Diving.
A one week course, Monday through Friday.
The Confined Water portion is held in Long Lake, finishing with the Open Water segment in the West Bay.
Open Water Training
Completion of Pool Classes is done over 2 days. The class includes 4 scuba dives and 1 skin dive. Class size limited — preregistration strongly advised!
Advanced Scuba Diver Classes
A 3-day course consisting of 6 dives — 3 required dives (Navigation, Deep and Night) and 3 elective dives (Underwater Salvage, Search and Rescue, Photo, Video or Wreck Diving).
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. Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation.
DAN (Divers Alert Network)
Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) 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.
Winter Scuba Classes
In the winter, classroom and the pool are utilized to complete confined water training. Open water training can be completed while on a Scuba North group trip, on vacation, or in the spring, once water warms up in the area.
Scuba Rescue Diver Course
Scuba Rescue Diver course is a prerequisite for NAUI Leadership courses including Divemaster and Instructor. Adult CPR and NAUI Advanced Diver or equivalent must be completed prior to taking this class. Minimum age is 17 years. There are 6 dives spread out over 3 weekends. DAN Oxygen Provider will be included in this training.
Enriched Air Nitrox Classes
Enriched Air Nitrox is a one day class that educates divers in the benefits of oxygen enriched air; its limits, hazards, and safe use. A workbook, charts, a certification folder, instructor’s fee, and 2 nitrox dives are included in the student kit.
Limited Safeair (Nitrox)- ANDI CSU
This course covers Nitrox basics and certifies the diver to use 32% and 36% 02,the most common blends.
Ice Diving Courses
This seasonal course provides divers with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills
needed to minimize risks and gain experience in ice diving. Ice diving is defined as a penetration under solid ice.