PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class & Pool
It's the most exciting feeling imaginable! Breathing while floating weightless underwater, part of another world. This course, followed by Open Water Certification Dives, will teach you everything you need to independently scuba dive with a buddy to explore & discover the underwater realm. Our "How do I Learn?" page is a great place to get an overview of the options for learning to dive.

Choose weekend or weeknight classes. You can even schedule a private class for yourself, with or without friends & family!.  Since you prepare with home-study and watch the video in advance, you spend lesson time practicing skills & learning how to be a safe, confident diver.

See what our graduates say about Huron Scuba training.

Once you complete your pool dives, choose your Open Water Certification weekend to get your "c-card," then join us in an Advanced class, a local fun dive, or on a tropical trip!  You can even complete your certification dives on one of our group trips, or by referral on your own vacation destination!

With plenty of scheduling flexibility and a Teaching Team with over 100 years of collective scuba teaching experience, Huron Scuba is your best choice for quality scuba training.

Why Choose Huron Scuba?

Scuba Class Packages

Complete Open Water Diver Package Weekend Executive Course $499

For local or traveling divers! Includes classroom, pool and local open water instruction, standard PADI course pack, use of PADI VHS or DVD course video for one week, scuba equipment rental for pool and open water dives (tank, weights & belt, BCD, regulator set with compass, wetsuit, hood, and a bag), quarry entrance fees for open water dives, certification card with passport photo. Traveling & want to do your dives at your destination? Includes referral services and passport photo along with one week equipment rental with a travel bag for your checked luggage.
PADI Weekend Executive: Complete Open Water Diver

The Weekend Executive Course covers all the academics and pool dives on one weekend - a Friday evening plus all day Saturday and Sunday. Recommended for people age 15 and up who are comfortable swimming and are in good physical condition.

Dates Times / Location Notes
8/15/14 Meet at Huron Scuba for classroom session at 5:30pm sharp. Continue classroom Sat from 9am until approx 11:30, then over to local pool until 6pm. Sunday pool from 9 until 3pm.
Come in 2 weeks prior to pickup your materials, get sized for the gear you will use and review personal snorkeling equipment options. Sign Up! 

PADI Weeknight Scuba: Complete Open Water Diver

The weeknight class meets multiple days or evenings during the week (see details below per each class). Open to ages 10 and up; recommended for people who prefer a slower pace than our weekend courses.

Dates Times / Location Notes
There are no classes currently scheduled.

Class size Minimum 4, maximum 8 students per instructor.
Classroom location Huron Scuba.
Pool location Some pools we use are Dexter Wylie Community Pool (Dexter) EMU (Ypsilanti), Pioneer Highschool (Ann Arbor) or Saline Rec Center (see schedule).  Other pools may be used, location varies from class to class and season to season.  Have your own pool?  Call about having a private class setup at your own home.
Open water location Follow this course with local Open Water Certification Dives, join one of our group trips, or do your dives by referral on your vacation.
Equipment provided by student Personal snorkeling equipment (purchase at Huron Scuba for poolside exchange privileges).
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba One week video or DVD rental included. Scuba equipment including tanks, weights, and wetsuit. First aid and emergency oxygen kits.
Additional expenses Incidental costs paid to others during Open Water Dives.
Upgrades available for Open Water Diver Package:
  • Upgrade to National Geographic Diver Certification: $99
  • Use a dive computer throughout the course (includes book and computer rental): $59
  • Do your open water dives in a drysuit: $69
  • Get full PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Certification the same weekend as your Open Water Certification dives: $185
  • Purchase your own 200m-rated dive watch: $59-$119 you will need to provide a waterproof watch during open water dives or use a dive computer)
  • Purchase your own scuba equipment package & use it during your lessons: save $100
  • Forms / Materials / Handouts
    Course Sheet Printable sheet with sample course outline and schedule details
    Learn to Dive Flyer Printable sheet with course information on learning to scuba dive with Huron Scuba, including available start dates.
    Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with complete schedules for Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
    Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with complete schedules for Basic Open Water Courses (weekend and weeknight class & pool, & Open Water Cert dives)
    "Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, Rescue courses
    Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)
    Let's Talk Dive Equipment (PDF) Class Handout
    Let's Talk Dive Safety & Etiquette (PDF) Class Handout
    Let's Talk Dive Physics (PDF) Class Handout
    Let's Talk Dive Physiology (PDF) Class Handout
    PADI Open Water Checklist PADI Open Water Certification Dives Checklist (for local divers)
    PADI Referral Checklist PADI Open Water Referral Checklist (for traveling divers)
    Huron Scuba Directions to Huron Scuba
    Eastern Michigan University Directions to EMU
    Slauson Middle School Directions to Slauson Middle School
    Blank_OWD_2013.pdf Blank OWD 2013.pdf
    class_reservation_confirmation.asp class reservation confirmation
    course_outline_PADI_weekdayAA.asp course outline PADI weekdayAA
    course_outline_PADI_weekend.asp course outline PADI weekend
    READ ME - Open Water Diver Student Packet 2014.pdf READ ME - Open Water Diver Student Packet 2014.pdf


    Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc. 4816 Jackson Road Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
    Phone: 734-994-3483 Fax: 734-994-1597 Apply to join Huron Scuba's staff! Application form in PDF
    Regular Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.