Learn to Scuba Dive with Motor City Scuba

Summer Accelerated Program: Learn to Dive & Certification Dives

Our Summer Accelerated Program combines online training, two interactive classroom sessions, two pool sessions and four certification dives over just two weekends packed with fun! This program is only offered during the summer and space is limited.   Summer Accelerated Program: Learn to Dive &... Find Out More

Learn To Dive

Learn to Dive with the Motor City Scuba If you've always wanted to learn to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. It's the best scuba class in Michigan!  One of the highly qualified instructors from Motor City Scuba will guide y... Find Out More

Open Water Certification Dives

Finish your Open Water Certification with Motor City Scuba. You learned your scuba skills in the pool. Now, it's time to dive.  You will be guided and evaluated by one of Motor City Scuba's professional instructors during your four certification dives.  You'll have a great time and enjoy t... Find Out More

Learn to Dive - Japanese

Motor City Scubaでダイビングを始めましょう! ダイバーになって、新しい冒険を始めませんか?ミシガンNo.1のダイビングショップ「Motor City Scuba」と一緒に、水中の景色を体験しましょう。 お一人のご参加でも、すぐに仲間が見つかりま... Find Out More

Refresher Course

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Refresher Program with Motor City Scuba is just the program you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world. The Refresher Pr... Find Out More

Scuba Tune-Up

Scuba Tune-Up is a great way to brush up on your diving. Highly recommended if you've not been diving for a few months or longer. Plus, it's fun! Scuba Tune-Up is for certified divers only. You must provide proof of certification and logged dives within the past 12 months.     If it has bee... Find Out More

Advanced Adventure Diver

SDI ADVANCED ADVENTURE DIVER If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your diving knowledge, then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you!  Unlock more skills and extend your comfort zone in scuba diving and get access to more dive sites around th... Find Out More

Nitrox Diver

SDI COMPUTER NITROX Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. The SDI Computer Nitrox course is Motor CIty Scuba’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving w... Find Out More

SDI Speciality Courses

Improve Your Skills

Advanced Buoyancy Diver

SDI ADVANCED BUOYANCY DIVER Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling thier buoyancy usually has a great positive effect, an effect that will enhance the diver’s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment. This is also a great class for the certified diver looking to improve and/or fin... Find Out More

Computer Diver

SDI Computer Diver The SDI Computer Diver Course is designed to expand a diver’s knowledge in the use of their personal dive computer (PDC) and is primarily intended for divers who are certified with agencies using traditional dive tables for planning, rather than PDC’s throughout training. Who this c... Find Out More

Exploration Specialities

Diver Propulsion Vehicle

SDI DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE DIVER The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course is designed to train divers in the use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) and familiarize them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environme... Find Out More

Search And Recovery Diver

SDI SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVER This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive. Who this course is for: The certified diver looking for more information to maximize the use of search and reco... Find Out More

Underwater Navigation

SDI UNDERWATER NAVIGATION Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation… It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swi... Find Out More

Wreck Diver

Michigan has the best shipwreck diving in the world.  Take the SDI Wreck Diver course with Motor City Scuba Explore the mysterious depths and uncover history's untold stories through wreck diving. Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to m... Find Out More

Environmental Specialties

Sdi Heritage Awareness

Who this course is for: Individuals who wish to familiarize themselves with the theory, skills, knowledge, planning, organization,  procedures, hazards, importance, benefits, and enjoyment of diving on submerged cultural resources. Develop the knowledge of the importance of conserving submerged cultural r... Find Out More

Marine Ecosystems Awareness

SDI MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AWARENESS DIVER Divers have a vested interest in protecting the marine environment. In many cases, divers do not have environmental information about local sites. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of marine and freshwater environments, the prob... Find Out More

Research Diver

SDI Research Diver The purpose of this specialty course is to acquaint the open water diver with the fascinating topic of research diving. After the completion of this course, a diver will be better able to discover, explore, and appreciate the underwater environment by using research techniques and better preser... Find Out More

Underwater Photographer

SDI UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER DIVER The SDI Underwater Photographer Diver Course is designed to introduce divers to the equipment, techniques and procedures necessary to take underwater photographs, and allow the student to experience and discuss many areas of interest to the underwater photographer. Who this course ... Find Out More

Underwater Videographer

SDI UNDERWATER VIDEO DIVER Most divers have a desire to bring home the sights and sounds of being underwater. Underwater video makes it possible to save our underwater experiences and share them with others. Shooting underwater video is fun, exciting, and easy to learn. The SDI Underwater Video Diver Course is de... Find Out More

Dive Condition Specialities

Boat Diver

Who this course is for: The certified diver looking for more information to optimize the use of boats for scuba diving. Course prerequisites: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent Complete the Medical Questionnaire*... Find Out More

Drift Diver

SDI DRIFT DIVER Drift diving allows a diver to travel over a large area without expending much energy. You simply get neutrally buoyant and enjoy the dive as the scenery moves past you. The SDI Drift Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of drift diving from, how to enter and exit drifts, what to d... Find Out More

Night And Limited Visibility Diver

SDI NIGHT/LIMITED VISIBILITY DIVER Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with non-limited visibility open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the p... Find Out More

Shore And Beach Diver

SDI SHORE AND BEACH DIVER The purpose of this course is to acquaint a diver with the necessary procedures and knowledge to safely dive from shore. The focus of this specialty must be on how to handle different types of surf and shore conditions. Many great dive sites are accessible form the shore and do not requi... Find Out More

Full Face Mask Diver

Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the ... Find Out More

Cold Water Specialities

Dry Suit Diver

The SDI Dry Suit Diver course Scuba diving with a dry suit is useful at many types of dive sites. A dry suit is necessary when ice diving and the more comfortable option throughout most of the year here in Michigan. Many technical divers wear dry suits on almost every dive due to the length of the time spent underwa... Find Out More

Ice Diver

SDI ICE DIVER Ice diving can be a serene and beautiful aspect of scuba diving. As a winter activity, ice diving offers the opportunity to enjoy sport diving year round. Diving under ice presents hazards not common to the open water diver, and special training is required. The purpose of this course is to acquaint... Find Out More

Advanced Specialities

Deep Diver

SDI DEEP DIVER COURSE Leave your Open Water Scuba Diver limits behind and descend into new territory with a Deep Diver certification. This course is a great step for divers who plan to pursue more advanced certifications, and it will give you the skills and equipment knowledge you need to explore the wrecks and wall... Find Out More

River Diver

The SDI River diving course aquaints a diver with the necessary procedures and knowledge to safely dive in the rivers. The focus of this specialty is on how to handle different types of river conditions.   Course prerequisites: SDI Drift Diver or equivalent Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent ... Find Out More

Solo Diver

SDI SOLO DIVER At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.” Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certifica... Find Out More

Wreck Limited Penetration

SDI WRECK DIVER - Limited Penetration Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver - Limited Penetration Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving with lim... Find Out More

Be Prepared

Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, a... Find Out More

Rescue Review

SDI Rescue Review The SDI Rescue Review Course is designed to refresh the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will review pervious learned skills, such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues,... Find Out More

Oxygen Administration

The FRTI Oxygen Administration Course Be ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a FRTI Emergency Oxygen Provider.     The Fun Part Breathe easy knowing that you know how to recognize conditions treatable with emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being ... Find Out More

Adult And Child Emergency Care

This course is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.  It is designed to teach the techniques to administer CPR, first aid, and utilize an AED in emergency situations involving infants, children, and adults. This comprehensive p... Find Out More

Recognition Level

Advanced Diver

SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development The SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.”   During the course your Instructor will take you through four complete SDI or TDI, specialty courses (for example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech, ... Find Out More

Master Scuba Diver

SDI Master Scuba Diver  The SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make true master divers. The program requires a new open water diver to complete four SDI or TDI Specialties, the SDI Rescue Diver Course, and log 50 dives. SDI feels a diver will be a true master scuba diver after these st... Find Out More

Go Professional

SDI Divemaster

Our Divemaster Course does not run on a fixed schedule. It is self-paced and you can start anytime. You will complete the requirements as you desire and your time allows. Once enrolled in the SDI Divemaster Course, one of the highly experienced SDI Instructors at Motor City Scuba will be assigned to you as a ... Find Out More

SDI Assistant Instructor

 The SDI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the SDI Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations. You will work with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Ins... Find Out More

SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the skills to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. This program i... Find Out More

SDI Course Director

This course is designed for individuals that wish to teach others “How to Teach” scuba.  This program trains candidates to conduct the SDI Instructor Development Course (IDC) independantly. In addition, Course Directors are qualified to conduct the SDI Assistant Instructor course,  SDI Non-Divi... Find Out More

TDI Instructor

Are you an experienced dive instructor and passionate technical diver, and do you want to join the ranks of some the top technical diving instructors in the world? Get started with a TDI Instructor Course. Starting at the entry levels, you will learn the fundamentals skills, requirements and be evaluated on proper t... Find Out More

ITI Crossover

Teach Scuba Diving and more with International Training Over the last few years, more and more scuba diving professionals have been taking a closer look at the different options available through International Training. From recreational sport diving to cutting-edge technical training, freediving, CPR, 1st Aid tr... Find Out More

SDI Scubility (Adaptive) Diver Program

SDI Scubility Diver Program The SDI Scubility Diver Program is designed to give physically disabled divers the necessary skills and techniques used to conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of a SDI Scubility Instructor. However, some SDI Scubility divers r... Find Out More

Technical Courses


TDI Nitrox Diver Course is an entry level course for divers wishing to continue their diver education and utilize enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas to extend no decompression limits at depth.  This is a table-based nitrox course.    Find Out More

Intro To Tech

This TDI course will guide students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration. The specific skills th... Find Out More

Advanced Nitrox & Intro to Tech

Build a solid foundation.  The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EANx 21 through 100 Oxygen within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression. The TDI Intro to Tech will teach a diver t... Find Out More

Helitrox Deco Procedures

Go Beyond the Limits The Decompression Procedures course qualifies divers to engage in dives with decompression obligations, not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 feet and using up to 100% oxygen to manage staged decompression. The Helitrox course train divers how to plan and conduct a standard st... Find Out More

Trimix Extended Range

Extend and Expand your Diving   The TDI Extended Range course with Motor City Scuba is training and experience to teach a diver to competently handle two decompression bottles for required staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures and oxygen. The TDI Trimix course provides th... Find Out More

Advanced Trimix

The TDI Advanced Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and oxygen (O2) mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 100 metres / 330 feet. The objective of this course is to... Find Out More

Advanced Wreck

The TDI Advanced Wreck course is the next step for any diver that has taken a wreck diver course. During this course, your TDI Instructor will teach you the proper techniques for locating and planning a penetration dive. The TDI Advanced Wreck course is commonly taught with other popular TDI courses such as Advanced... Find Out More


Equipment Specialist

SDI EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST DIVER This course is designed to give an in-depth look at how dive equipment works. It will cover general repairs and maintenance of various types of exposure suits, BCD’s, regulators, and other accessories. Who this course is for: The diver looking to learn more about th... Find Out More

Air Fill Station Operator

This course is designed to promote safety in the filling of high-pressure scuba cylinders. The Fill Station Operator (FSO) program is intended to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, it is intended to allow candidates to competently and safely fill scuba ... Find Out More

TDI Nitrox Gas Blender

Have you ever wondered how your nitrox cylinders are filled? Do you like the “behind the scenes” look at what makes a dive happen? Take the TDI Nitrox Gas Blender Course to find out how your cylinders get filled with nitrox! The TDI Nitrox Gas Blender Course will take you through the blending of nitrox i... Find Out More

TDI Advanced Gas Blender

Are you ready to progress on as a Gas Blender? The TDI Advanced Gas Blender Course picks up where you left off in the previous sequence in training, the TDI Nitrox Gas Blender course. After successful completion of the TDI Advanced Gas Blender course, you will be able to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium b... Find Out More

Visual Inspection Procedures

This Cylinder Inspection Course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure scuba cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the scuba industry, a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, it is intended to ... Find Out More

Oxygen Service Tech

The TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician Course allows candidates the ability to engage in the preparation of scuba equipment for the use and exposure of oxygen and other mixed gasses used in technical diving. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures required for oxygen eq... Find Out More

Kids Programs

Who are these courses for: Children ages 10 to 14 who wish to experience the underwater world with their parents/legal guardian consent and under the direct supervision of a Motor City Scuba dive professional.   Scuba Day Camp Give your child an experience that they will remember forever. With Mot... Find Out More


Snorkeling is a fun and accessible water activity that doesn’t require a certification but there are plenty of reasons to still take the SDI Snorkler course from Motor CIty Scuba. Snorkeling lessons can help you learn how to properly fit and adjust your gear, operate the gear properly and incr... Find Out More