Took classes at MSU first in the Spring of 2014. Once I returned from Spain, I set up the open-water portion of my Scuba certification at Gilboa Quarry, OH.
Gilboa Quarry was an awesome place to get certified - the quarry had sunken airplanes, buses, helicopters, boats, and other objects underwater for us to explore, plus it was well over 180ft. deep. We only went to 60 ft., but the weekend in the middle of nowhere in Ohio was awesome. I camped by the quarry by myself under the stars. Great addition to the dives!