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 Ice Diver Specialty

Ice Diving | PADI Ice Diver Specialty | Diver enjoying the PADI Ice Diver Specialty Course at Square Lake near Stillwater, Minnesota. |  Looking through 2 feet of clear ice, not through a hole. | Photo: Scuba CenterYou can be one of the few that have ever dove under a solid ceiling of ice.  Imagine when you flash the Divemaster on your next Caribbean trip your PADI Ice Diver certification.  Ice diving also brings Minnesota's best visibility (100 + ft is possible), a chance to play with your exhaled air bubbles on the bottom of the ice and an opportunity to try the unique sport of upside down, bottom of the ice, skiing.  This is also a great way to help you get prepared for a trip to Antarctica.

Our PADI Ice Diver certification class includes class, pool and under ice diving.  In the classroom we will take you through the proper planning and preparation for ice diving and cover mandatory safety equipment and procedures.  You'll then have an opportunity to practice line handling and safety procedures in the pool.  Over the weekend you will conduct three under ice dives to complete your certification.  We'll dive from a custom made ice diving house to keep you warm and provide all special safety equipment (lines, harnesses, etc).  Ice dives are at Square Lake near Stillwater, MN.

Check out a YouTube video from one of our Scuba Center Ice Diving Classes: This is a fun video by Margo Cavis - made for the 2009 PADI Ice Diver Specialty Course from Scuba Center, in Minnesota. The diving takes place at Square Lake and has become quite a popular weekend, making it necessary to cut 2 dive holes!

For information on safety while on the ice, check out the Minnesota DNR Ice Safety Tips page.

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water certification (Adventures in Diving) or qualifying certification from another organization and 18 yrs old. Must be drysuit certified if planning to use a drysuit during this course.

Ice Diving | PADI Ice Diver Specialty Course | 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. | Ice Diving in Minnesota

PADI Ice Diver Specialty Course Fee: $350 includes: Training fees and certification processing.

(Fee and cancellation policy)

Drysuits and other Scuba equipment not included, but may be rented (advanced reservations recommended).

What do I need to do before class?:Ice Diving certification classes in Minnesota

Ice Diving in Minnesota

Complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement). If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, we must require a signed physicians approval before you participate. You can download and review the Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire. Please print a copy to take to your physician for their approval and signature if required.
Scuba Diving classes offered at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota 2024 PADI Ice Diver Schedule:  Class (Thurs.) & pool (Fri.) sessions at Eagan from 7-10 pm, Dives: Sat. & Sun


Ice Diving | Scuba Center - Eagan, MN
Note: Due to unprecedented conditions and lack of ice, this class has been cancelled for 2024.
ICE240222 - Class: Feb. 22, Pool: Jan. 23, Dives: Feb. 24 & 25
Note: Class may have to be rescheduled in the event of below zero temperatures (etc). If you are flying in to take this course, please plan for this possibility (refundable tickets, etc).