Continuing Scuba Education Classes at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
   
 
Continuing Education & Specialty Diver Training

You've told us you want more opportunities to dive and more variety when you dive. Huron Scuba is making it easy – you don't even need to bring a buddy!

The PADI Advanced Scuba Diver course includes the first dive towards up to 5 different specialty certifications – so after you complete the PADI Advanced Scuba Diver certification, you may already have one dive credited towards specialties such as Dry Suit Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator, Wreck Diver, and Deep Diver! Huron Scuba's PADI Specialty Diver Weekends will include a variety of these dives as well as exciting specialties such Digital Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer, Night Diver, and more. Stop by the shop to visit us and see the specifics on each weekend.

 
Huron Scuba's Most Popular Specialties and "Core" Courses:
Scuba "Tune-up" Refresher "Tune up" your scuba skills with this one-session refresher! If you haven't dove in the past year, it's strongly recommended you participate in a refresher before jumping into the open water on your vacation or during one of our local dives. (Some resort dive operators require it!)
PADI Advanced Scuba Diver Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities with your PADI Instructor. Gain more confidence & capability in the important skills of buoyancy control, navigation, dive planning, & accident prevention!
Rescue Scuba Diver This is your first step towards diving leadership, and necessary training to be a responsible diver. This course prepares you to evaluate and cope with hazards, whether they impact you or others, and is great for increasing confidence & safety.
Enriched Air Nitrox Certification This course will teach you how to use Nitrox to improve your dives while balancing the risks and benefits. You'll also learn valuable methods for planning your dives based on available gas supply, mix options, no-decompression time, and your personal air consumption.
Drysuit Certification Dive locally while staying warm and comfortable! Because a drysuit works by trapping air against your body, training and practice are required in the special techniques of buoyancy control and emergency procedures. This course teaches you those techniques in controlled conditions under the supervision of a qualified Instructor, and qualifies you to use Huron Scuba's rental drysuits.
Excellent Courses to Complete your PADI Master Scuba Diver:
Search & Recovery You'll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices.
Underwater Navigator You'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills.
Night Diver You'll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night.
Wreck Diver Learn how to handle the potential hazards of diving around shipwrecks, as well as how to understand what you're seeing underwater. This course is offered in conjunction with our wreck diving trips, such as Tobermory, Alpena, and Lake Huron charters.
Ice Diver When the lakes freeze over, you can keep on diving! Learn how to safely dive beneath the ice, enjoying greatly improved visibility and interacting with sluggish fish.
Deep Diver
Huron Scuba's PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course is unique, in that it provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for staged decompression. For those interested in technical training this course is a prerequisite. The topics and practical applications range from simple review to highly technical exercises.
Peak Performance Buoyancy This course will help you determine your optimum weighting and fine-tune your trim and buoyancy underwater. In a controlled pool environment, you'll practice maneuvering through tight spaces (hula hoops!) and using breath control to make small buoyancy adjustments. You'll improve your air consumption and most likely drop a few pounds of lead from your belt! Two open water dives required for certification.
Reef Fish Identification Have you ever tried to describe what you saw during a dive, only to find yourself at a loss for words? Now, you can learn the names of the most common reef fish in the Caribbean, Florida, and Bahamas, as well as clues to their behavior and interactions. Learn how to speak "fish" for your next dive trip! Certification dives available on all Huron Scuba tropical group trips.
Underwater Environment Get more out of your tropical dives by learning to see the "big picture" of the ecosystem you're diving in. Gain an understanding of how the residents of the reef affect each other.
Underwater Photography This introductory workshop will introduce you to the basics of underwater photography, including the importance of good buoyancy control. You'll have fun trying out digital underwater video and still film and digital cameras in the pool, and see your results!
Round Out your Diving Skills and Prepare for Leadership or Technical Diving:
First Aid & CPR These courses are open to anyone who meets the prerequisites (non-divers encouraged to attend!) and are designed to help the public respond with first aid in the event of a medical emergency, injury, or dive accident. The emphasis is on improving your readiness and ability, without focusing on "right" and "wrong" ways to provide first aid.
Underwater Buddy Communication Ever come up from a dive frustrated because you couldn't communicate with your buddy underwater? Learn underwater signals & methods of making your dives more enjoyable through clear communication.
River Diver Have a terrific time diving off Sarnia and/or Port Huron in this special River Diver specialty program. At least 3 dives included. Specialty equipment & rentals extra. Minimum age 15.
DAN Oxygen and Emergency Courses DAN Oxygen Provider Course:
Learn when and how to provide emergency oxygen first aid in the event of a dive accident. Focus is on dive injury recognition as well as hands-on practice with actual DAN oxygen kits in realistic scenarios. Prerequisites: none (prior CPR training is recommended).

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Course:
Divers can come in contact with critters that can sting, envenomate, bite, poison, or scrape. Learn & practice valuable first aid skills to lessen pain and minimize the risk of infection and serious injury from injuries from jellyfish, stingrays, scorpionfish, cone snails, corals, and more. Prerequisites: none (prior CPR and First Aid training is recommended).

DAN AED Provider Course:
AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are showing up in airports, schools, malls, and other public places as the benefits of these simple machines become more widely known. Learn simple techniques that greatly reduce the risk of death from cardiac arrest - no matter how confident you are with your CPR skills! Prerequisites: Current CPR training (within the past 2 years).
Equipment Specialist We'll show you the inner workings of regulators & more, plus give you tips on how best to maintain & troubleshoot your equipment between scheduled servicings. Sixteen class hours of practical knowledge!
Go "TEK" with Technical Diving Courses:
Rebreather Seminar This informational seminar provides more information about Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCRs) as well as the opportunity to take a "test flight" in a local pool.
PADI/DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver Course This course is designed to give the nitrox- and rescue-certified Advanced Open Water Diver an opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge and equipment configuration to increase their dive safety and efficiency. 
PADI/DSAT Tec Deep Diver Course After successful completion of the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 165 feet. You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.
PADI/DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Course The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range available to technical divers trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet in open water.
Mixed Gas Blender & Oxygen Cleaning This course provides the student-diver with the skills and knowledge needed to safely handle high pressure gases, prepare oxygen enriched air and helium based mixes, and prepare equipment for up to 100% oxygen service. This class also includes HAZMAT training for fill station operation (in addition to the required materials).
 
"Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, and Rescue courses
Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)


 

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
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