Scuba Center | PADI Professional Development Classes in Minnesota | Minnesota's largest Instructor Development Center
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

 
 

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PADIís Professional Level Courses for Scuba Diving Leaders and Scuba Instructors Professional Level Courses PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors | PADI is the worldís leading scuba diving training organization. | With more than forty years experience, over 136,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6200 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.

Advance your career in the dive industry by continuing your education as a PADI Professional.

At Scuba Center we've been teaching scuba diving for over 35 years. We were Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Training Facility and have grown to become Minnesota's largest Scuba School.  Scuba Center can offer you many PADI Specialty Instructor training opportunities which will expand your resume and open new educational possibilities.†These courses also count toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating | To train your students to the highest non-professional dive level in the PADI system, you'll want to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. To attain this rating you must hold five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications and have certified at least 25 students. Upon completion of all requirements you may apply directly to PADI. Consult your PADI Instructor Manual for the most current requirements. | PADI Specialty Instructor Classes


Become a PADI Professional | Scuba Center is a PADI Five Star IDC that's equipped to offer the best training package for your career path. To become a PADI Divemaster or Open Water Scuba Instructor look to Scuba Center as your Minnesota PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (IDC).Youíve been a scuba diver for over six months, you may have already attained the Master Scuba Diver rating, and treated yourself to several fun-filled scuba diving vacations óbut somethingís missing. Then one day you realize that you not only want to participate in scuba diving, but you want to teach the sport you have come to love.

At Scuba Center we've been teaching scuba diving classes since 1973. We were Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Training Facility and have grown to become Minnesota's largest Scuba School. Scuba Center is proud to be a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (Five Star IDCs meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training). If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor look to Scuba Center. With two PADI Course Directors on staff, we can help you follow your dream.

 


PADI Divemaster Course in Minnesota | Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications. | Professional Development at Scuba Center PADI Divemaster
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Whether or not you're on a career path, the PADI Divemaster course can expand your capabilities and make you a better diver. If your love of diving interests you in making it a career, the PADI Divemaster course is also the first step on the professional pathway leading to the PADI Instructor level.

PADI Specialty Instructor courses in Minnesota | Professional Development | Scuba Center PADI Specialty Instructor
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You can increase your marketability by continuing your professional education. Your ability to teach specialty courses will expand your options... Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite subjects.

 
PADI Assistant Instructor Course in Minnesota | The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. | Scuba Center PADI Assistant Instructor
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As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. Itís a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

PADI  Master Scuba Diver Trainer | PADI Professional Development Class Information | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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To train your students to the highest non-professional dive level in the PADI system, you'll want to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. To attain this rating you must hold five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications and have certified at least 25 students. Upon completion of all requirements you may apply directly to PADI. Consult your PADI Instructor manual for the most current requirements.

 
PADI IDC in Minnesota | Youíll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. Youíll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification. | Scuba Center PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course)
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Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didnít even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

PADI Professional Development Class Information | PADI IDC Staff Instructors are highly trained professionals who can train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors and assist PADI Course Directors in training PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. During the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course you will audit a complete IDC and further master instructor-level dive theory. | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota PADI IDC Staff Instructor
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As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.


PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors | With more than 6200  PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, and more than 136,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 23 million certifications around the world, youíll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service. PADI Instructor Examination ( IE ) PADI Professional Development in Minnesota

After you complete your IDC, you demonstrate what youíve learned in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). Here a PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards. PADI is the only certification organization that requires an objective, independent examination to qualify as a professional instructor. Instructor candidates become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors only after successfully completing an IE. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that makes PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.

Instructor candidates will be evaluated on the following during the PADI IE:

  • IE Academics / Classroom

  • IE Confined Water / Pool

  • IE Open Water

  • Attitude and Professionalism

PADI IEs are periodically scheduled in Minnesota as well as in other locations around the World. Look below for IE dates in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area or for dates in other locations.

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Safety and Medical Emergency First Response (EFR) provides convenient CPR, AED and first aid training for corporations, community groups and individuals.

DAN Instructor Qualification Course in Minnesota | Scuba Center offers a wide range of Diving Safety and Medical courses at our facility in Eagan, MN DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC)
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The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) trains and educates qualified scuba diving educators to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety through DAN Training Programs such as the Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course, the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving and the First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course along with the Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course.

DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC)  in Eagan, Minnesota

 
EFR Instructor Course in Minnesota | Scuba Center offers a wide range of professional development courses at our location in Eagan, MN Emergency First Response Instructor
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During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses.

Emergency First Response Instructor Courses in Minnesota | Creating Confidence to Care
EFR Instructor Course | The EFR instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.


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Scuba Center is proud to be a DAN Business Member | Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). They also offer a wide range of Scuba Diving and Dive Equipment Insurance programs. DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world. | "Your Dive Safety Association" | Join Divers Alert Network at www.scubacenter.com Find Scuba Center on Facebook | "Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc." | Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. | Follow Scuba Center on Facebook to keep up with the latest news in scuba diving equipment, snorkeling equipment, local diving, dive travel, and more. HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime. Scuba Center was Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Scuba Diving Training Facility and has grown to become Minnesota's largest scuba diving school (Dive Shop). Scuba Center has two store locations, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota. | PADI... The Way the World Learns to Dive. | Now offering PADI eLearning online diver education courses! | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator.
 

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