Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets

The Great Lakes Division Sea Cadet program provides real life experience in maritime and underwater exploration and training.  With highly qualified staff aboard the Research / Training Vessel, “Pride Of Michigan” and support craft, professionally led missions are conducted throughout the Great Lakes system.

Each season, we produce a documentary science film which combines science, history or natural history and features those who train and staff this remarkable program.  Our award winning films have achieved recognition in the industry winning both Telly and Communicator awards.

Training opportunities

Dive certification: Great Lakes Research Diver Specialty – We are the only facility offering a specialty in Great Lakes Research Diving.  This training, coupled with the participation in one of our underwater Research Projects enables you to apply for the Office of Naval Research Science Achievement Award.

Seamanship – Hands On experience in ship handling and navigational skills in operating the 81ft “Pride Of Michigan” and small support craft.

Engineering – Engine room operations, Engine and generator maintenance and repair

Dive Certification – PADI Certification in Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and specialties including Wreck Diving, Search and Recovery, Deep Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Photography, and Videography, Underwater Naturalist and Dry Suit Diving.

Rescue Diver with Emergency First Response

PADI Master Diver:  Five Specialties plus Rescue Diver Certification

For more information visit  or Call:  248-666-9359 or 248-420-7668