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
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5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
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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.
  Dominica: Feb 17-24, 2024 
  Only a few spaces available.
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.
   
  Philippines: 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. Eustatius: 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 *
  This trip is full. Contact us for wait list.
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
  This trip is full. Contact us for wait list.
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.
   
 

Maldives: Feb 12-23, 2025 *

M/Y DUKE OF YORK | Scuba Center Maldives dive trip  Over 1100 tiny islands in the Indian ocean, the Maldives offer some of the most scenic seascapes on earth and is one of the most spectacular dive destination in the world. Cruising the atolls is the best way to enjoy and discover this amazing archipelago above and under water. The M/Y DUKE OF YORK was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010. Thanks to high design standards, combining the skills of local naval architects and engineers and quality standards, this yacht is the ideal solution for a fantastic sea adventure in the Maldives that is also a holiday dedicated to wellness and relaxation in a comfortable environment. The 36-meters long and 11-meters wide DUKE OF YORK boasts 4 levels with indoor parquet flooring and teak on the main deck, is accompanied by a comfortable DHONI used for diving, snorkeling, fishing, marine activities and to land on sand banks/desert islands.
   
  Belize: Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025
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.
   
  Portugal / Azores / Madeira: Aug 9-23, 2025 *
Portugal | Azores | Madeira | Scuba Center Dive Travel  Ahh…Portugal. Consistently voted one of the top destinations to visit in the world, Portugal and her archipelagos have so much to offer. We could never fit all of her wonders into one visit, but we’ve planned a trip that encompasses the best of both worlds - above and underwater. On this trip of a lifetime, you’ll experience some incredible, unique diving on the mainland, in Madeira, and in the Azores. You’ll also spend some time in Lisbon - a city rich with culture, history, and friendly locals. Sign up today! We expect this trip to fill fast!
   
 

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.
   
  Fiji: Dec 2-12, 2025 *
Fiji Group Dive Trip | Dec 2-12, 2025  Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1,100 nautical miles north-northeast of New Zealand. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands and more than 500 islets. This Scuba Center trip takes us to two of those wonderful locations. Paradise Taveuni is located in the south west of Taveuni Island, one of the island's most beautiful areas. Set on 5 acres of elevated oceanfront land, Paradise offers impressive sea and sunset views and many strategically placed hammocks and sun lounges from which to enjoy them. On the most northerly tip of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu, lies a headland where, nestled amongst lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls, history-filled caves, sugarcane fields, abundant agriculture, thriving mangroves, and some of the earth’s healthiest coral reefs, you’ll find Volivoli Beach Resort—the premium, boutique, four-star, vacation destination on Fiji’s untouched Suncoast.
   
  Philippines (Tubbataha): Feb 25-Mar 10, 2026 *
The 40 metre Philippine Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area), you will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in waters of the Philippines. | Scuba Center group dive trip  Cruising between Cebu and Puerto Princesa, the Tubbataha and More 13 nights liveaboard diving itinerary combines some of the best dives sites of the Visayas with the stunning reefs of Tubbataha. Accessible only by liveaboard, the Tubbataha Reefs were proclaimed as a National Marine Park in 1988 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, in recognition of their outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness. These reefs consist of vertical walls or near drop offs rising out of great depths where hammerheads, thresher sharks and whale sharks can be seen.
   
  Solomon Islands (Bilikiki): Oct 19-29, 2026 *
 In 1989 MV Bilikiki sailed as the first full service luxury live aboard dive vessel in the Solomon Islands. She is a large, stable, comfortable vessel and consistently rated one of the best live aboards in the world. | Scuba Center dive travel.  

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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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