Classroom and Pool

Classroom sessions walk you through the basics of dive theory, equipment and safety before you enter the water,using textbooks, knowledge reviews and video. Sessions in the pool including proper breathing, dealing with water pressure, safely setting up and using your equipment and  important safety skills.

Class locations

Fargo/Moorhead Area
Fercho YMCA
Concordia College
MSUM
NDSU

Other Locations
Aberdeen, SD
Benson, MN
Fergus Falls, MN
Fosston, MN
Grand Forks, ND
Jamestown, ND
Park Rapids, MN
Thief River Falls, MN
Watertown, SD
Willmar, MN

What to bring

Bring a towel, bathing suit and a heavy pair of socks. Also bring your PADI manual, completed Knowledge Reviews, paper and a pen.

Extra things to think about

  • Numbers are limited and it’s important to have your manual read prior to the first session so pre-register as soon as possible. Pre-registering will guarantee your spot and give you the chance to receive your manual.
  • Diving with your own equipment can enhance your diving and learning experience. We offer our students a sizable discount on mask/fins/snorkel packages.  You must have your own mask and snorkel for personal use during the course.
  • You may want to consider doing your open water dives on one of our dive trips. Talk to us about other open water options.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of your registration.