SDI Speciality Courses

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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