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

PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education Classes. | The PADI eLearning system brings student divers all the benefits of online computer based training, (eLearning) including student guidance, knowledge of results, flexibility and learner-based pacing. PADI eLearning provides the flexibility to attend knowledge development with minimal, fixed classroom time to help meet the demands of daily schedules and maximizing in water experience.

PADI eLearning | Anytime. Anywhere. | The PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need to begin your scuba certification. | PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education CoursesPADI eLearning is internet based (online) course work that you can access from anywhere via the world wide web. With PADI eLearning, you can sign-up and complete the knowledge-based dive training from the convenience of your home, office or on the road, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PADI's eLearning system gives you the flexibility to study course material at your own pace. However, during the course, you can access the support of a PADI Professional at Scuba Center by email or phone to get guidance and help about the topic you are studying.

After completing the online knowledge-based portion of the course, the PADI eLearning system plugs you into training with your PADI Instructor at Scuba Center for the best part: diving! eLearning makes your diver education more convenient, more effective and more fun than ever!

PADI's eLearning system brings student divers all the benefits of computer based training, including student guidance, knowledge of results, flexibility and learner-based pacing. PADI eLearning provides the flexibility to attend knowledge development with minimal, fixed classroom time to help meet the demands of daily schedules and maximizing in water experience. Although eLearning diver education classes begin on the internet, they continue and conclude at Scuba Center.
 

PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education in Minnesota Convenient online access to knowledge development course material for one year
PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education with Scuba Center in Minnesota Unlimited and unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual
PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education in Minnesota At your own pace complete PADI knowledge assessments
PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education Visit or contact us anytime during business hours
PADI eLearning | Online Diver Education in Minnesota Payment is $179 US (nonrefundable) for eLearning via a secure online payment system. There are additional charges for in-water training and snorkeling equipment.

PADI eLearning | Anytime. Anywhere. | eLearning Online Diver Education Classes with Scuba Center

You will need to complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement).  If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, the PADI Medical Statement must be signed by your physician prior to your first pool sessionIf you require a physicians approval, we recommend you also retaining an extra copy of the signed Medical Statement for your records / referral paperwork.

You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here


The following are commonly asked questions about our PADI classroom and pool training:

 
What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.

Do I need to complete any additional academic work?

To help ensure that required knowledge is understood and retained, you will be asked to complete a "Quick Review" quiz. Since eLearners have already been assessed via study questions, knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams, the Quick Review should be very straightforward. We will remediate any questions missed and document completion of the Quick Review on the Student Record File. When possible, it is recommended that you stop in to one of our two locations prior to the day of your first pool session. If this does not fit your schedule, plan on taking the Quick Review immediately after your first pool session.

What is the pool fee?

Fee for completing the pool portion (Confined Water) with Scuba Center is $125.00. Each student will also need to purchase a PADI logbook, mask, fins, and snorkel).

What equipment is provided?

We will provide state-of-the-art scuba diving equipment for your course pool work.
What equipment do I need for the class?
You will need to provide your own mask, fins, and snorkel, as these are individually fitted items. Please make sure that you have scuba rated fins. The fins you have for snorkeling may not have the power required when you add the additional drag of the scuba tank, buoyancy compensator, weight belt, wetsuit, etc. Also, your mask should be a high quality silicone rubber to insure the best seal to your face. A mask that leaks on the surface may be a nuisance, but one that leaks at 60 feet is more problematic. Our highly experienced staff of diving professionals can assist you in selecting the appropriate items at either of our two locations.

Allow time to get the best fit and service possible.  Do not wait until the day of your first class session (For weekend dates... Pool Sessions start at 9am on Saturdays, store locations do not open until 10am). You will also need a swimsuit and towel for your pool sessions.
 

Is there an age restriction?
You must be at least 15 years old to receive PADI Open Water Diver certification; there is no maximum age. Those 12 to 14 may take the course and receive a PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. 10 and 11 year olds my be eligible to take the course with pre approval of the Instructor. Contact us for more information. Once certified, 10 and 11 year olds must dive with a parent, guardian or PADI Professional. PADI Junior Open Water divers age 12 and up must dive with a certified adult until their 15th birthday.
Do I have to be a strong swimmer?
No, you need only to be comfortable in the water and capable of swimming continuously for two hundred yards, and treading water/floating for 10 min.
What do I need to do before the first class?
You need to complete the online knowledge-based portion of the course, (PADI eLearning) and complete knowledge reviews at the end of each module.  You also need to complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement).  If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, the PADI Medical Statement must be signed by your physician prior to your first pool session.  You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here.  If you require a physicians approval, we recommend you also retaining an extra copy of the signed Medical Statement for your records.
Where are the pool sessions held?  
Pool sessions are held at our Eagan location with its own on-site heated indoor pool.
Are private lessons available?

Yes, we can organize private pool sessions for an individual or a group.  The private lesson fee is $250 for the first person, $125 for each additional person.
How do I register for a class?
You can register for your pool sessions over the phone with a credit card (pre-payment required) or by stopping in at either Scuba Center location.
Fee and cancellation policy.
The class fee is due when you register for your class.  Your class fee is non-refundable within fourteen days of the class starting date and is non-transferable within seven days of the class starting date.
Payment for the eLearning portion is made directly to PADI and is nonrefundable.
All pool sessions held at our facility in Eagan
Pool Location: Scuba Center, 1571 Century Point  Eagan, MN 55121

Minneapolis Beginning Scuba Classes
(Pool sessions in Eagan)

Weekend Classes (Sat and Sun)

Evening Classes (Two Wed. Evenings)

Sat 9 am-12 pm; Sun 1-4 pm

Wed 7-10 pm

M170317 - Mar 18 & 19 M170306 - Mar 8 & 15
M170331 - Apr 1 & 2 M170320 - Mar 22 & 29
M170414 - Apr 15 & 16 M170403 - Apr 5 & 12
M170428 - Apr 29 & 30 M170417 - Apr 19 & 26
M170512 - May 13 & 14 M170501 - May 3 & 10
M170526 - May 27 & 28 M170515 - May 17 & 24
M170609 - Jun 10 & 11 M170530 - May 31 & June 7
M170623 - Jun 24 & 25 M170612 - Jun 14 & 21
M170707 - Jul 8 & 9 M170626 - Jun 28 & Jul 5
M170721 - Jul 22 & 23 M170710 - Jul 12 & 19
M170804 - Aug 5 & 6 M170724 - Jul 26 & Aug 2
M170818 - Aug 19 & 20 M170807 - Aug 9 & 16
M170901 - Sep 2 & 3 M170821 - Aug 23 & 30
M170915 - Sep 16 & 17 M170905 - Sep 6 & 13
M170929 - Sep 30 & Oct 1 M170918 - Sep 20 & 27

Eagan Beginning Scuba Classes
(Pool sessions in Eagan)

Weekend Classes (Sat and Sun)

Evening Classes (Two Thurs. Evenings)

Sat 9 am-12 pm; Sun 1-4 pm

Thurs 7-10 pm

E170310 - Mar 11 & 12 E170314 - Mar 16 & 23
E170324 - Mar 25 & 26 E170328 - Mar 30 & Apr 6
E170407 - Apr 8 & 9 E170411 - Apr 13 & 20
E170421 - Apr 22 & 23 E170425 - Apr 27 & May 4
E170505 - May 6 & 7 E170509 - May 11 & 18
E170519 - May 20 & 21 E170523 - May 25 & Jun 1
E170602 - Jun 3 & 4 E170606 - Jun 8 & 15
E170616 - Jun 17 & 18 E170620 - Jun 22 & 29
E170630 - Jul 1 &  2 E170620 - Jun 22 & 29
E170714 - Jul 15 & 16 E170705 - Jul 6 & 13
E170728 - Jul 29 & 30 E170718 - Jul 20 & 27
E170811 - Aug 12 & 13 E170801 - Aug 3 & 10
E170825 - Aug 26 & 27 E170815 - Aug 17 & 24
E170908 - Sep 9 & 10 E170829 - Aug 31 & Sep 7
E170922 - Sep 23 & 24 E170912 - Sep 14 & 21
   

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