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
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Dive Travel Information and Group Scuba Diving Trips | Travel is a natural extension of learning to scuba dive. Many people begin diving to experience the beauty they have seen on television, online or in diving books. These customers want to travel even before they are certified. Active local divers are naturally interested in travel and are curious and/or adventurous enough to explore new and exotic locales. Dive travel includes more than underwater exploration; it's also about delving into the sights, sounds, tastes, and even shopping of different cultures. In fact, many active divers begin as active travelers. | Contact Scuba Center to plan your dive trip today! Scuba Center Dive Travel Dive Travel Information and Scuba Diving Trips | Where’s your next scuba diving vacation? You want a unique dive travel adventure. You want to be wowed. You want a PADI dive trip all the way.
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Let's start packing! Dive travel is a natural extension of learning to dive.  Many people begin diving to experience the beauty they have seen on television, online or in books.  Dive travel includes more than underwater exploration; it’s also about delving into the sights, sounds, tastes, and even shopping of different cultures.

 
Photo Credit: Scuba Center Dive Travel Specialist Tom Pederson 
Galapagos
Photo Credit: Scuba Center Dive Travel Specialist Tom Pederson
Galapagos
 Photo Credit: Scuba Center Dive Travel Specialist Tom Pederson
Raja Ampat Indonesia
Photo Credit: Scuba Center Dive Travel Specialist Tom Pederson
Raja Ampat Indonesia
       
Just a few of the marine life encounters from recent Scuba Center trips.
Photo Credits: Tom Pederson
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Scuba Center Dive Travel Information and Group Scuba Diving Trips | Travel is a natural extension of learning to dive. Many people begin diving to experience the beauty they have seen on television, online or in books. These customers want to travel even before they are certified to dive. Active local divers are naturally interested in travel and are curious and/or adventurous enough to explore new and exotic locales. Dive travel includes more than underwater exploration; it's also about delving into the sights, sounds, tastes, and even shopping of different cultures. In fact, many active divers begin as active travelers. Scuba Center Group Dive Trips Where’s your next scuba diving trip? You want a unique adventure. You want to be wowed. You want a PADI dive trip all the way. | Scuba Center Dive Travel Information and Group Scuba Diving Trips

Scuba Center Group Dive Trips | Diving and Snorkeling Vacations since 1973 | Dive TravelJoin Scuba Center on one of our group dive trips.  Dive travel is a great way to gain diving experience, meet other divers, learn about the marine environment, and see the world.  Scuba Center dive trips are always led by one of our staff of PADI Instructors.
Dunbar Rock: Feb 18-25, 2023
  A limited number of spaces are available! Contact us for reservations.
Dunbar Rock, Guanaja | Scuba Center Group Dive Trip  Guanaja or Pine Island as named by Christopher Columbus, is the most undiscovered and pristine of the three islands off the coast of Honduras that make up the archipelago called The Bay Islands. Guanaja is the eastern-most of the Bay Islands off of Honduras. It is situated about 18 miles east of Roatan and 30 miles north of the mainland of Honduras. A visit to Dunbar Rock offers a unique dive vacation experience from start to finish. Perched on a cay with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays, this unique resort blends beauty, serenity and something unidentifiably special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. The 15,000 square foot property is spread across 4 floors. The ground level provides access to a private white sand beach for lounging, swimming and snorkeling and their PADI/SSI dive center just off the docks.
   
  Palau and Truk: Mar 10-23, 2023*
  This trip is full. Contact us for wait list.
Palau and Truk Group Dive Trip | Rock Island Aggressor | Blue Lagoon Resort | Scuba Center Dive Travel Palau is the western-most cluster of six major island groups which make up the Caroline Islands, 600 miles east of the Philippines. Home to many world class dive sites, Palau is known for incredibly clear water to explore the 1300-1500 hundred species of reef fish inhabiting the surrounding coral lagoon and adjacent islands. After a week aboard the Rock Islands Aggressor in Palau, we'll travel to Blue Lagoon Resort on Truk Lagoon (Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia). Truk Lagoon is a 30-mile by 40-mile long atoll fringed by 140 miles of reef. Most divers are aware of the history here where 60 Japanese warships and 275 airplanes sank to the bottom of the lagoon during an attack by American forces in February of 1944. First made famous for its diving by Cousteau in the 1970s, the dive sites here are accessible to all levels of sport divers. They also provide habitat for local fauna and flora and many are covered with beautiful soft corals and sponges.
   
  Bahamas: Mar 18-25, 2023
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Aqua Cat departs Nassau on a course for the Exuma Cays | Scuba Center Group Dive Trip  Liveaboard scuba diving and snorkeling in the Bahamas on the Aqua Cat. Cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to the remote islands of the Exumas, and especially the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the most pristine area in all the Bahamas. Your liveaboard adventure vacation is on the 102' catamaran Aqua Cat. This is the ultimate escape aboard your own private luxury yacht. Imagine sinking your toes into sugar sand, snorkeling or diving among the lemon sharks and sting rays, or hiking the trails of pirates and bootleggers of years gone by.
   
  Belize (Turneffe Atoll): Mar 25-Apr 1, 2023
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Blackbird Caye -- Turneffe Atoll, Belize | Scuba Center Dive Travel  Blackbird Caye PADI 5 Star Dive Resort is located offshore on the Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City. The resort is nestled within 1,300 acres of island forest on a 2-mile long private, white sand beach. The resort boasts 18 individual beachfront, air conditioned cabanas offering a personal, private and relaxing atmosphere. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef system in the world and 3 of the 4 atolls in the entire Western Hemisphere. Blackbird Resort on the Turneffe Atoll has some of the worlds best diving, renowned for its biodiversity above and below the water. Turneffe is the only Caribbean Atoll made up of dozens of mangrove islands, which are the juvenile nurseries for coral reefs and many schools of fish.
   
  Little Cayman: Apr 1-8, 2023
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Little Cayman Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center  Why do we keep returning to Little Cayman over the years? Simply put, Little Cayman has some of the best diving the Caribbean has to offer. The Cayman Islands are located 150 miles south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. Little Cayman Beach Resort is situated on a private beach on the south shore of Little Cayman, bordered by the South Hole Sound, a turquoise lagoon protected by the reef. The Cayman Islands have strict Marine Conservation Laws and many of the 57 dive sites are within protected Marine Park Zones. Coral canyons and sand chutes lead you through the pristine deep blue waters of the outer reef before plunging to 6000 ft. These exhilarating walls are covered with brightly hued sponges, corals and sea fans. Cousteau had said the Bloody Bay wall is among the ten best dives in the world.
   
  Cuba (Cayo Largo & Havana): Oct 1-11, 2023
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Cuba Map -- Scuba Center Group Dive Trips  Cayo Largo is Cuba’s largest sea turtle nesting site amidst the finest beach, the broad westward-facing Playa Sirena, where 2km of natural, powdery white sand remains cool to the feet. This dreamy key is an ecological reserve within Cuba’s National Marine Park System with abundant pelagic marine life including sharks, grouper, tarpon & rays with clouds of schooling fish. Due to its remoteness, few Americans have ever dived this southern little island off the mainland, easily classified as the top land-based diving area in Cuba. Stay at Villa Marinera (these charming remodeled cabins just reopened July 2022 with terrific food!) & join Cuba Scuba’s team led by local marine biologists to discover this hidden treasure to help shape humanitarian- environmental conservation projects.
   
  Raja Ampat (Indonesia): Nov 24-Dec 10, 2023
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Raja Ampat Velocean | Scuba Center Group Dive Trip Raja Ampat is one of the richest and most diverse marine life places on earth as well as the world’s coral library. You can spot huge schools of fish, oceanic manta rays, hawksbill sea turtle, Wobbegong shark, Walking shark, pygmy seahorse and variety of nudibranchs. Raja Ampat also has beautiful scenic views with the thousands greenery small islands. This is why Raja Ampat is the ranked among the top of UW photography destinations.
   
  Dominica: Feb 17-24, 2024 
Dominica has long been a treasured dive destination and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, with its prime location in the country’s capital city of Roseau along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, has played host to dive travelers from around the world for more than a decade. | Scuba Center Dive Travel  Where city, reef and rainforest converge, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is a full-service, heritage hotel on the Caribbean Sea. Our coveted oceanfront placement amidst Dominica’s vibrant capital, Roseau, provides unmatched access to the heart of the island, while our modern, boutique-style accommodations and peerless amenities complete an idyllic Caribbean holiday. From seaside al fresco dining, entertainment and duty-free shopping on the resort’s waterfront, to the neighboring French Quarter’s Saturday markets and unfathomable adventures at your doorstep — waterfall hikes, hot spring soaks, rainforest walks and world-class scuba diving right off the dock — Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is your gateway to experiencing Dominica by both land and sea.
   
  Phillippines: Mar 7-21, 2024 * 
The name “Amun ini” means “this is ours” in the Ilonggo dialect… When you stay at Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa, it becomes yours too.  Salaya Beach Houses is a luxury dive resort situated at the crossroads of world-class diving and island charm. They’ve worked tirelessly to create a resort capable of catering to experienced divers, flexible enough for families, private enough for couples, and designed to accommodate all of your needs. From our affordable cottage, oceanview suites and luxury penthouses to their fresh menus and wellness activities, Salaya transcends the average beach resort and offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Amun Ini is set on a three-hectare beachfront property located in the municipality of Anda, Bohol, Philippines. Built to provide guests an immersion into our forest-like surroundings and a fantastic view of a crystal clear blue sea that boasts of a 15 kilometer long coral reef, Amun Ini offers endless attractions for nature, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
   
  St. Eustacius: Mar 16-23, 2024
Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort | St Eustacius Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center  Combining luxury, adventure, relaxation and fun, we offer an authentic island experience. St Eustatius is the hidden gem of the Caribbean. Where the Quill Volcano meets the Atlantic Ocean, Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort sits. The contemporary designed rooms are all completed with high end finishes and featuring spacious balconies and gardens with colourful views of the gardens, pool and ocean. If you never heard about this small, undiscovered island in the Caribbean, it's only because it's a well-kept secret. Unaffected by mass tourism St. Eustatius is not your average Caribbean island, imagine the Caribbean about 25 or 30 years ago and you get close. The reefs surrounding St. Eustatius are flourishing in a protected marine park. Underwater you will experience what much of the Caribbean must have looked like many years ago.
   
 

Soccoro Islands: May 7-15, 2024 *

Nautilus UnderSea | Scuba Center group dive trip to Soccoro  You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales. The Nautilus UnderSea first entered service in 1968 as the personal submarine tender to Dr. Perry of Perry Oceanographic. This sturdy and brave ship became one of the most famous dive boats in the world as the Undersea Hunter voyaging out to Cocos Island and in IMAX adventures around the South Pacific. Nautilus graced the ship with a massive shipyard refit including: stretching the hull out to 105 feet, a new superstructure and extended sun deck, a bulbous bow and stability system.
   
  Mozambique: Oct 5-20, 2024 *
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CASA DO MAR | A Modern Guest House on Tofo Beach Mozambique | Scuba Center Dive Travel  Mozambique sits on the southeastern side of Africa where it neighbors South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania and sits across the Mozambique Channel from Madagascar. And while it may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think scuba, Mozambique offers world-class diving with its well-preserved corals, playful mantas, and abundant fish life! Additionally, if your adventure spirit sways you, be prepared to be welcomed by lively and friendly culture, turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and all-around-picturesque scenery. Mozambique is sure to deliver you an unforgettable adventure!
   
  St. Lucia: Dec 7-14, 2024
Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia |   Welcome to Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Being located on the Caribbean coastline, the Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches and bay are perfect for sun bathing and swimming in calm crystal clear waters. Anse Chastanet is in the heart of St. Lucia's marine reserves and therefore offers excellent snorkelling and scuba diving right off shore.
   
 

Magdelena Bay -- Sardine Run: Nov 13-20, 2025 *

Magdelena Bay Sardine Run | Nautilus Gallant Lady | Scuba Center group dive travel  Imagine a 116 foot yacht that accommodates small groups of 12 divers in 6 large suites. The beautiful Gallant Lady combines the luxury of a yacht with the thoughtful design of a dive deck built for divers. The yacht features a main lounge and dining room with wrap-around view, large water level platform, sky lounge, sun deck and even a crow’s nest. With 1700 horsepower Caterpillar engines and hydraulic stabilizers, the Lady can speed you wherever you want to go in great comfort. During October to January, a magical event happens in the nutrient rich swirling blue waters off Magdalena Bay where striped marlin gather to hunt on the second largest sardine run in the world. This thrilling underwater action is spectacular. There is an excellent chance of also seeing California sea lions, dolphin, wahoo, pelicans, different species of gulls, boobie birds, frigate birds, shearwaters and even the awe inspiring albatross.
   
  Phillippines (Tubbataha): Feb, 2026 *
   

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Scuba Center Dive Travel Information and Group Scuba Diving Trips | Travel is a natural extension of learning to dive. Many people begin diving to experience the beauty they have seen on television, online or in books. These customers want to travel even before they are certified to dive. Active local divers are naturally interested in travel and are curious and/or adventurous enough to explore new and exotic locales. Dive travel includes more than underwater exploration; it's also about delving into the sights, sounds, tastes, and even shopping of different cultures. In fact, many active divers begin as active travelers. Custom Dive Travel Where’s your next scuba diving trip? You want a unique adventure. You want to be wowed. You want a PADI dive trip all the way. | Scuba Center Dive Travel Information and Group Scuba Diving Trips

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Scuba Center is proud to be an Aggressor Fleet Reseller | Aggressor Fleet was founded in 1984 with the goal of becoming the largest and most successful fleet of LiveAboard dive yachts in the world. Today Aggressor Fleet offers guests over 30 of the most fascinating scuba diving destinations in the world and the list keeps growing. Since 1984, Aggressor Fleet has offered guests the ultimate in liveaboard diving. Today Aggressor Fleet offers guests over 30 of the most fascinating scuba diving destinations in the world and the list keeps growing. Every dive yacht is designed with the diver's safety and comfort in mind that includes personal touches like delicious between-dive snacks, warm freshwater showers on the spacious dive deck and pampered service from an attentive crew - all for one great price! Everything is included; diving, accommodations, chef prepared meals, snacks, soft beverages, local beer and wine and diving.

This is what the Aggressor Fleet liveaboard lifestyle is all about!

To ensure a consistent, high level of service and quality accommodations, inspections are conducted throughout the fleet and guests post-trip evaluations are carefully studied and any areas needing attention are immediately addressed.
 
 Palau Aggressor II liveaboard dive yacht | Scuba Center is proud to be an Authorized Aggressor Fleet Reseller / Agent | The mission of Aggressor Fleet is to provide scuba divers with the highest quality, most innovative and safest liveaboard experience possible. They offer unparalleled customer service and the most comfortable dive yachts, accessing the best diving locations around the world.  For more information, contact: Tom Pederson

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