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
We feature certification from PADI, the worlds largest diver training
organization. PADI Instructors, Assistant
Instructors and Divemasters teach and offer diving
services in more than 180 countries. This means wherever your dive travels take you, you can be confident the local
diving community will recognize your PADI certification.To locate class
information, dates, and pricing click on the appropriate class link below. If you are
looking for forms please see our forms page.
offers both traditional courses and PADIeLearning.
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.
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!
* These courses
count toward the
PADI Master Scuba Diver. Master
Scuba Diver is the highest non-instructional certification in the
PADI system of diver education. For this level of achievement
you must have 50 logged dives and hold
PADI Rescue Diver certification along with five PADI
Technical Diving Courses
diving picks up where sport diving ends, generally at nitrox (a breathing
gas with oxygen levels greater than 21 percent). Nitrox is most divers first
step into technical but it has also become very popular amongst sport divers
so TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures would be a great start.
Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures form the foundation of technical
diving all other course will build on the knowledge and skills learned
during these courses.
The American Council on Education (ACE)
recommends certain PADI certification courses for college credit. A
university or college may apply the credit to your major replacing a
required course or a general elective. Always contact your college or
university before applying for credit.