Technical Diving Equipment | 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 Minneapolis and Eagan, Minnesota locations.

 Technical Diving Classes | Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that itís really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure. | Scuba Center

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PADI TecRec Center | PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

Analytical Industries Aqua Lung Apeks Bigblue Dive Rite
DUI Faber Light and Motion OTS OmniSwivel
Scubapro Shearwater SI Tech xDeep XS Scuba

Analytical Industries 4001 Trimix Analyzer
Analyzers & Sensors

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Dive Computers | Technical Diving Equipment 


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Hardware | Bolt Snaps, Clips, D-Rings, Quick Links,... Dive Rite, xDeep, XS Scuba,...| Technical Diving Equipment

Regulator hoses for technical diving configurations |



Bigblue VTL3100P | Contact us for additional specifications |

Reels and Finger Spools | Dive Rite | Technical Diving Equipment
Reels & Spools

Regulators for Technical Diving | Apeks, ScubaPro,...

Sidemount Harness Systems | Apeks, Hollis, ScubaPro, xDeep,...
Sidemount Systems

Valves, Manifolds, and Gas Management Accessories | Technical Diving Equipment

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Special Notice -- 6351 T6 Aluminum Alloy Cylinders:
Effective immediately (June 17, 2020) Scuba Center will no longer fill any Aluminum Cylinder made from 6351 T6 Aluminum Alloy. These cylinders have exhibited a history of SCL (Sustained Load Cracking) and / or rupturing. While these cylinders have not been recalled, this decision was made with the safety of our staff and customers as the utmost priority.
PSI, Inc. (Professional Scuba Inspectors) states:
"Sustained load cracking (SLC), a metallurgical anomaly, occasionally develops in 6351 aluminum alloy high-pressure cylinders. As the name implies, SLC usually occurs in cylinders that remained filled for long periods of time. US manufacturers that used 6351 alloy included Luxfer Gas Cylinders (made prior to May 31, 1988), Walter Kidde, Cliff Impact, Norris Industries (SP6688) and Kaiser (SP6576). The permits for both Norris and Kaiser have expired and those cylinders are no longer approved for use in the US. Luxfer stopped using 6351 alloy by mid 1988 and now provides a complete listing on its web site of dates when various cylinder models were changed to a proprietary 6061 alloy. Catalina Cylinders began making aluminum cylinders in 1986 using a 6061 alloy that is NOT susceptible to SLC."
The following is a list of cylinders made of 6351 Alloy that will no longer be filled by Scuba Center:
All Luxfer Cylinders Manufactured Prior to June 1988.
All aluminum tanks under Special Permit # 6498, 922, 7042, 8107, 8364, 8422.
All Walter Kidde 3AL Cylinders.
All Cliff Impact Cylinders.
Thank you for understanding this important safety decision.

While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate. Due to distribution restrictions from many technical diving equipment manufacturers we ship only within the United States. Some equipment may also be limited to in-store sales only.