i am going to lake erie this summer for vacation and i have seen scuba diving as an activity. i have never gone before but id like to try it. so is at all possible for me to go and have as little trouble at all and end up having a fun experience? or do i have to go through courses and involved training?

You have two options:

1: Get your certificaton, and dive. This is generally classes, swim test, and diving practicals.

2: Take a "Discover Diving" class at Lake Erie. This will give you a brief introduction class, and allow you to dive with an instructor.