Scuba Center is Minnesota's Largest Scuba Diving School | Two Locations offering PADI certification courses in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota | Shop with us online at scubacenter.com | Find a huge selection of quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, underwater digital cameras, wetsuits, drysuits, dry gloves, and technical diving gear. Our Minneapolis location has the largest selection of kiteboarding and snowkiting equipment in the Minnesota. Scuba Center also features ice rescue and water rescue equipment from the best manufacturers in the business at our Eagan location. | Now offering PADI eLearning Courses!

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Scuba Diving Certification Courses in Minnesota | There are a multitude of PADI scuba diving courses choose from. Whether you want to learn scuba, improve your skills or become a scuba instructor, you can do it via the PADI System of diver education. Scuba Diving Classes PADI:  Professional Association of Diving Instructors | PADI is the world’s 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.


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.

PADI Scuba Diving Certification Classes in Minnesota | PADI Scuba Diving Certification courses | At Scuba Center we've been teaching scuba diving certification classes since 1973. We were Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Training Facility and have grown to become Minnesota's largest Scuba School (Dive Shop).  We feature certification from PADI, the worlds largest diver training organization. PADI Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters teach and offer scuba 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 card. | 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. | Eagan and Minneapolis locationsWe 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. Scuba Center offers both traditional courses and PADI eLearning.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving | While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. | Scuba Center PADI Discover Scuba

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Breathe underwater in a fun, convenient session conducted in the in-store heated pool at our location in Eagan, Minnesota.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Program in Minnesota | | Scuba Center PADI Master Scuba Diver
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Master Scuba Diver is PADI’s highest recreational diving certification. Prestige isn’t easy to earn, but it is certainly well worth it. As a Master Scuba Diver, you’ll have a whole new level of training and experience. For this level of achievement you must have 50 logged dives and hold PADI Rescue Diver certification along with five PADI Specialties.

 

Beginning Scuba Lessons in Minnesota | PADI Open Water Diver | The PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver Certification course consists of two parts: classroom and pool training, followed by four open water training dives. Upon completion of both parts you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This beginning certification is recognized in the US, Caribbean and around the world. | Scuba Center Beginning Scuba Lessons

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Part 1 - Classroom and Pool Training: The purpose of the classroom and pool training is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to enjoy and safely complete the open water training.
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. | 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 Open Water certification Dives in Minnesota | The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make four open water certification dives dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. | Scuba Center PADI Open Water Certification Dives

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Part 2 - Open Water Certification dives: From May through October, Scuba Center offers PADI Open Water training dives at Square Lake near Stillwater, MN. Open water certification dives may also be completed as a referral with any PADI training facility or PADI instructor. Your will complete four dives over a two day period.

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. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

 
PADI Advanced Open Water Classes in Minnesota | Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. | Scuba Center PADI Adventures in Diving (Advanced Open Water)
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The PADI Adventures in Diving Course (Advanced Open Water Diver) is designed to give you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement and enjoyment. This class is perfect for the newly certified diver or the more experienced diver with numerous dives under their belt.

PADI IDC in Minnesota | You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll 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 didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

 
PADI Rescue Diver Classes in Minnesota | “Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. | Scuba Center PADI Rescue Diver
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The PADI Rescue Diver builds on the skills you learned in the Adventures in Diving Course. Becoming a PADI Rescue Diver takes your focus beyond yourself and your buddy. You will learn to recognize and prevent potential diving accidents and how to handle them if they do occur.

PADI Professional Development Class Information | PADI IDC Staff Instructors are highly trained professionals who can train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors and assist 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 Rebreather Specialty Certification Classes in Minnesota Rebreather Courses Rebreather Diving Classes in Minnesota

Type R (Recreational)

Type T (Technical)

Because each rebreather model is different, you will need to qualify on each rebreather model. However, once you are qualified you will not need to repeat the entire course to earn your certification with a different Type R rebreather model. The PADI Rebreather Qualifier focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type R rebreather model. | Classes available at Scuba Center in Eagan, MN Hollis Explorer Sport Rebreather
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The PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits. Type R rebreathers are electronically controlled and provide a back up for all the major systems and simplify training and use.

Because each rebreather model is different, you will need to qualify on each rebreather model. However, once you are qualified you will not need to repeat the entire course to earn your certification with a different Type R rebreather model. The PADI Rebreather Qualifier focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type R rebreather model. | Classes available at Scuba Center in Eagan, MN Hollis Prism2 Closed Circuit Rebreather
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Tec 40 CCR Diver is the first level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs. Tec 40 CCR Diver introduces student divers to diagnosing life-support problems and, when possible, returning to the loop to complete the dive with limited decompression obligations.


Scuba Diving Refresher Classes in Eagan, Minnesota Refresher Programs Review Diving Classes in Minnesota

 Diamond Reef Buoyancy Training
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The Diamond Reef is a buoyancy training program that utilizes a modular, artificial reef that gives you a way to measure your buoyancy proficiency. Certified divers will learn to be more aware of proper ascent rates, horizontal hovering, breathing and subtle body movement techniques to control, and be shown what their swimming cross section really is.

PADI Scuba Review Class Information | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Scuba Review
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Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.


DAN provides comprehensive training to the dive community by disseminating the latest information on topics related to diving safety through articles, reports, seminars, lectures and training programs. Safety and Medical Emergency First Response (EFR) provides convenient CPR, AED and first aid training for corporations, community groups and individuals.

DAN DEMP DAN Emergency Oxygen Provider Emergency First Response (EFR)
DAN Neurological Assessment DAN Instructor Qualification Course Emergency First Response Instructor

PADI Specialty Diving Certification Class Information | Eagan and Minneapolis, Minnesota Specialty Classes PADI Specialty Diving Certification Class Information | Eagan and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deep Diver Specialty Full Face Mask Specialty Sidemount Diver Specialty
Dry Suit Diver Specialty Ice Diver Specialty Underwater Navigator Specialty
PADI Enriched Air Specialty Night Diver Specialty Underwater Digital Photo Specialty
Equipment Maintenance Specialty Search and Recovery Specialty Wreck Diver Specialty

All non commercial diving is categorized as recreational and within recreational diving there is sport and technical. Sport diving includes your open water certification, advanced scuba diver, and many other specialty course. Technical 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 for the foundation of technical diving all other course will build on the knowledge and skills learned during these courses. Technical Diving Courses Although technical diving is commonly thought of as deep, there are a lot of courses that stay within the sport diving limits (40 m / 130 feet) such as Advanced Nitrox, Semi Closed Circuit Rebreather (SCR) and Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) and Advanced Wreck to name a few. TDI has course curriculums that take you as deep as 100 m / 330 feet and do so in a manner that each course builds on the last and each course takes you a little deeper.  By receiving training in this manner not only are your skills and knowledge increasing but so is your comfort level. | Technical Diving Certification Class Information

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PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty TDI Advanced Nitrox TDI Decompression Procedures
 

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