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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
(612) 925-4818


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Local diving in Minnesota and Wisconsin 2023 Fun Dives Schedule Scuba Center Fun Dive schedule in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Fun Dives | Local Diving | There is nothing quite like the freedom of shore diving. Thereís a certain sense of self-reliance and spontaneity when youíre equipped to go amphibian and walk directly from the land into the sea. While boat diving has its appeal, diving from any shore you fancy is its own kind of fun. Get advice from the locals. While some popular shore diving destinations have marked entry points along local beaches, others arenít so user friendly. Ask at the local dive shop or resort for advice on the best shore diving locations and how best to dive them. Let's go diving!  Join us on one of our summer fun dives ad explore some of the lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  It's a great way to gain experience, maintain proficiency between major dive trips, meet other divers, learn about the local marine environment, and maybe find a new diving location.  Dives are hosted by one of our staff. 

Pre-registration required. Please register 48 hours prior to the dive to let us know how many divers to expect.

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Date Time Fee Location Staff
July 8, 2023 10am $10 Whitefish Lake near Gorden, WI Mary and Brett Nelson
      We will be conducting dives to find and remove invasive Chinese Mystery Snails which are polluting the lake. All levels of dive experience are welcome. The average visibility is 20-30 feet and water temperature is above 65 degrees. Since the snails are concentrated nearer the shore, the depth of the dives will be approximately 8-22 feet. Non-divers are also welcome as snorkeling for the snails is also an option.
Divers and non-divers will need to bring all equipment needed for a dive or snorkel. Nets and surface markers will be provided by Brett and Mary. Lunch will also be provided.
A detailed map and further instructions will be sent out to those who register.
Aug 6, 2023 10am - - Lake Wazee, Wisconsin Tom Wolner
      Meeting at "Bluegill Alley" at 9:30am. There is no charge for this fun dive, but it is potluck in place of a fee. Plan on bringing something to share with 10-15 divers. Gluten free dogs and standard buns provided. We will be diving in memory of a friend.
Call either store to sign up for this, space is limited.
Sep 8 - 10, 2023 - - Lake Owen, Wisconsin David Shirley

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Local Diving hotspot: Square Lake
Square Lake near Stillwater, Minnesota is one of the most popular diving destinations in the Twin Cities area. Underwater attractions include abundant marine life, sunken boats and canoes, and the tail section of a plane. Shallow depths and easy lake access from two neighboring parks help make Square Lake an active year round dive site. Both Square Lake County Park (15450 Square Lake Trail North, Stillwater, MN) and Golden Acres RV & Picnic Area (15150 Square Lake Trail North, Stillwater, MN) offer picnic tables, restrooms, and refreshments during the "local diving season". More information on this lake can be found on the Washington County Park website (see link below). 

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Minnesota Dive Flag Regulations | Scuba divers must display a warning flag when diving | The diver's flag must measure at least 15 inches horizontally and 12 inches vertically. Both sides must have a red-colored background bisected diagonally by a three-inch wide white stripe. There is also a blue and white diver's flag authorized under the federal rules of the road. | No more than four divers shall dive under one flag. | Divers must remain within 50 feet (measured horizontally) of the warning flag. | If a group of divers is using a contained area, the perimeter of the area must be marked. The area must be outside the normal area of navigation. These markings must consist of the official diver's flag and must be placed around the perimeter of the diving area at intervals of not more than 150 feet. | Do not place a diver's flag where it will obstruct navigation. | The diver's flag may be displayed on a watercraft or float or be anchored to the bottom. The top of the flag must be at least 30 inches above the surface, however. | Boats not involved with the diving operation must remain 150 feet away from a flag. | Persons who dive at any time from sunset to sunrise must carry a diver's light visible when above the water for a distance of 150 feet. | Scuba or skin diving while in possession of a spear is unlawful from sunset to sunrise. | Local diving in Minnesota Minnesota Dive Flag Regulations

MN DNR Lake Finder

Links to information on many of the great diving opportunities in Minnesota and surrounding states.

Crosby Mine Lakes

 Hayward Lakes area

Isle Royale

Lake Elmo
 Lake Owen
  Long Lake
 Perch Lake
 Quarry Park and Preserve
 Square Lake
 Lake Wazee

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