school of environmental studies

SCUBA Certification

Quick Summary:

This intensive theme course is for students who wish to receive their PADI Open Water Scuba certification.


Intensive Theme Description:

Over the seven-day intensive theme course students will complete the classroom course work (via an online module system) and confined water dive portions of the PADI certification program. They will then travel to a local lake in mid-June to complete their four open water check out dives to finalize their certification. Scuba certification is a lifetime certification and PADI is an internationally recognize organization. We work with instructors from a PADI 5-Star Dive Center to provide excellent training program for the students. In addition to PADI certification, students will also learn about the aquatic life in Minnesota lakes and opportunities for diving locally and abroad.


Learning Objectives:




Students who wish to participate in this intensive theme should:



This course has a fee. Please follow the link below to see the current fee.
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