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Scuba diving is a favorite under water pastime for water enthusiasts the world over, whether recreational or deep sea diving. In order to have a better, more comprehensive understanding of the training and lessons associated with receiving one's dive certification, we must first understand the terminology associated with this sport. Below are several terms to familiarize oneself with when researching dive schools and instructors.

  • Regulator - In Scuba diving, any device which changes pressure from one level to a lower level. It is usually attached to a mouthpiece, called the second stage regulator, which ultimately delivers oxygen to the diver allowing him or her to breathe under water.
  • Rebreather - A closed circuit system which filters exhaled air, then recirculates it for rebreathing by the diver. Using a rebreather requires special training and maintenance.
  • Dive Tables - A printed collection of dive times for specific depths, by which the divers can avoid contracting DCS which can be fatal. Decompression Sickness Dive tables are typically presented to a diver during instruction or shortly after certification.
  • Trimix - A mixture of helium, nitrogen and oxygen, used for very deep diving. Utilization of this mixture requires special training and certifications which involves additional, specialized dive lessons.
  • Cave Diving - A type of technical diving in which specialized equipment is used to enable the exploration of caves which are partially or fully filled with water.
  • General Dive Equipment - Scuba diving equipment typically consists of a snorkel, a mask, fins, a BCD, buoyancy control device weights, and may or may not include a wet or dry suit. A snorkel can be utilized as a backup emergency breathing device if a diver runs out of air and is forced to surface swim to a particular location though, it can be used recreationally as well.
    Padi - The Way The World Learns To Dive
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Certified Diving Instruction Detroit. Offering Diving Instruction and ocean diving lessons Detroit to help you get your diving certification.
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    Aqua Specialists Inc
    3359 Edgecliff Ter, Cleveland, OH 44111
    SCUBA Diving Instruction, Learning to SCUBA Dive, Open Water Dive Certification, Advanced Open Water Diver Courses, Nitrox Course, Rescue Dive Course, Specialty Diving Instruction, and more.
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    (216) 252-4855
    User Review: "Aqua specialist was a great shop with an owner who help train and supported the dive community for many years. John norris..." - Debby & Gary (OH)
    SCUBA Centers of Michigan
    3280 Fort St, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
    (313) 388-3483
    Advanced Aquatics Diving Inc
    24770 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 779-8777
    Blue Chip Travel
    32552 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
    (248) 549-7900
    Sea-Side Dive Shop Inc
    28612 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
    (586) 772-7676
    Sea The World SCUBA Center Inc
    29480 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington, MI 48336
    (248) 478-6400
    Great Lakes Divecenter Inc
    47450 Van Dyke Ave, Utica, MI 48317
    (586) 254-7670
    Diver's Den
    604 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362
    (248) 693-9801
    Anchor Bay SCUBA Inc
    8655 Dixie Hwy, Fair Haven, MI 48023
    (586) 725-1991
    Michigan Adventure Diving & Dive Shop
    17 E Main St, Milan, MI 48160
    (734) 439-3483
    Aquatic Adventures of Michigan
    4023 S Old Us Highway 23 Ste 115, Brighton, MI 48114
    (810) 225-9868
    Ocean Technology Group
    254 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (734) 995-3333
    New Wave
    1425 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452
    (419) 734-2240
    Aqua Hut
    2543 N Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 531-4655
    Diver's Paradise SCUBA & Snorkeling
    2511 N Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 535-6828

    Diving technically means to plunge headfirst into a body of water. Yet, it can also refer to the underwater sport of diving, where people trained in SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) use oxygen tanks and wet suits to explore reefs and caves. Students can also learn from them through courses. Professional divers are PADI certified (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), and their job is primarily in the realm of recovery. Some are called in by law enforcement agencies to search for missing persons who may have drowned, while others seek treasure. Still others deep dive for recreational purposes, many times on vacation in tropical locales. Either way, divers must obtain certification. They can get their licenses through training courses and lessons offered at diving schools. Snorkeling is a related underwater sport, but requires no oxygen tanks, just a tube used to breathe air above the water. Accessories needed to dive include masks, goggles, oxygen tanks, wet suits, and fins. Diving watches are also a good idea. Diving can be a fun pastime, as many people enjoy exploring the ocean and lakes, checking out exotic fish, turtles, and even shipwrecks. Professional divers can be members of the Navy, police department, or health and safety organizations. They often work together on a professional level to achieve search and rescue missions, for example. Many tourist locations at resorts offer diving instruction and excursions along the seashore. Gyms, schools, and local public pools may also offer regular scuba diving and deep diving instruction courses and lessons led by qualified instructors. Certification and licensing is a must. Snorkeling doesn't require a license, however.
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