Frequently Asked Questions


What’s involved in learning to scuba dive

Learning to scuba dive with Neptune’s Aquatic Center is an incredible adventure!  Your path to breathing underwater is accomplished in three exciting phases:

1. Knowledge Development – Learn the lingo.

During the first phase of your Open Water Diver scuba certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives. You will review what you have studied with your instructor to be sure you’re getting it.

2. Confined Water Dives – Spend some time in the pool 

Learn the basic scuba skills under the direction of one of the great instructors at Neptune’s Aquatic Center. You learn to use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, tank and buoyancy compensator.

These first two steps are usually combined.  We call it the Learn to Scuba Dive Course

3. Open Water Dives – Locally or on Vacation.

After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you’ve made continue learning during four open water dives with your Neptune’s Aquatic Center instructor at a dive site. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course. You may make these dives here in Michigan or at a more exotic destination while on a Neptune’s Aquatic Center group trip.  More Information

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