Underwater Environment Specialty at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
Underwater Environment Specialist
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. This course exposes the diver to the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on the local area. (May be for skin or scuba divers.)

Subjects covered include:

  • Plant and animal life - identification, relationships, dangers, regulations, uses - food collections and aquaria.
  • Conservation and pollution - problem areas and possible solutions.
  • Water movement and characteristics - tides, currents, waves and surf, temperature, pressure, density, buoyancy, visibility and sound.
  • Shore, bottom and surface conditions - features, hazards, natural aids to navigation and wind effects.
  • Diving locations - sources of information, use of charts, arranging and planning of dives.
Start Date Times / Location Notes Sign Up!
There are no classes currently scheduled.
As requested on Huron Scuba Dive Team group trips to tropical locations.
Prerequisites Open water certified.
Minimum age ----
Class size Limit 8 students.
Classroom location Huron Scuba.
Pool location None.
Open water location As requested on Huron Scuba Dive Team group trips to tropical locations.
Equipment provided by student Personal snorkeling equipment (must own) and complete scuba diving equipment (may rent or own). Each diver must own underwater slate & pencil.
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba First aid and emergency oxygen kits. Underwater measuring tools.
Course cost ----
Required books & materials ----
Optional books & materials ----
Additional expenses Equipment rental, air fills. Travel expenses.
Other classes to consider Reef Fish Identification, Peak Buoyancy Workshop.
Forms / Materials / Handouts
Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with 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.)
Huron Scuba Directions to Huron Scuba


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.  webcontact@huronscuba.com