Classes 2015

Discover Scuba:


The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a Professional in a swimming pool. Other than your show entrance fee, it is free of charge.


What do I need to start?

A sense of adventure

A Swimsuit

A Towel

All participants need to be 12 years or older and have no previous diving certifications.

Also please no groups. We will be glad to arrange a special session for a group at a later date.

Please register in advance by emailing


What will I do?

When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

How long will it take?

Get ready to dive today. Whether you watch the short Discover Scuba video, or are briefed with the Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart, you’ll enter the water quickly and ready for your scuba adventure. Discover Scuba is currently planned take place from 10:00 AM to noon Saturday. Meet at the GLSPS booth before 10:00 AM.

The class runs from 10:00 AM until noon. Please register in advance by


Discover Rebreathers


For the seventh year in a row the GLSPS will be sponsoring a Discover Rebreather Seminar as a part of the Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show. For a nominal fee of $50 you will get two hours of hands-on experience with the Upper Midwest’s most experienced rebreather divers on the area’s most popular units. Rebreathers are big investments and if you are considering buying a one, this is an excellent opportunity to kick the tires, compare the different units, learn what you like or don’t like about them, and meet the instructors.


The workshop begins with classroom discussion on closed circuit rebreather theory and operation, the differences between the different rebreather designs, and the advantages and disadvantages of rebreathers over open circuit scuba. Participants will then get to try out all the different units in the hotel pool. The workshop fee covers rebreather use, gases, scrubber material and handouts. You will need to provide proof of Open Water scuba certification as well as a swimsuit, mask, fins and weight belt.


This is a great opportunity to compare the area’s most popular models as well as meet and ask questions of the area’s top rebreather instructors.


The class runs from 11:45 AM until 2:00 PM Saturday. Attendees’ must register in advance.
To register email or call Jay Hanson at 218-590-3483. You can pay for the seminar on line through the tickets page.


Lunch Break Seminar


Photo Seminar by Ryan Sebesta: GoPro Photography Workshop

Let’s face it, the GoPro HD Hero cameras are everywhere. By now, you either have one already or are thinking of picking one up. The GoPro and it’s free editing software, has allowed casual users to shoot and edit professional looking videos without breaking the bank. Ryan will walk you through the abilities of the GoPro and some simple tricks for great videos.

Session outcomes:
* Discover simple settings for the average user
* Understand the difference between resolution and frame rate; and how they effect video
* Learn the best mounting techniques for use underwater
* Get clued in on the newest ‘must-have’ accessories for capturing great underwater video


Friday PSI-PCI Cylinder Inspector Course

Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM by Greg Such


PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector Course

Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM – Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis North in Brooklyn Center
This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers.
It is recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the VCIR for re-qualification (see below). The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

Click here to enroll online.

Price: $295.00
Contact Information
Greg Such


PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course

Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM – Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis North in Brooklyn Center
Refresher courses allow previously certified inspectors (by PSI-PCI) to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced price. Refreshers are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such. Contact the instructor hosting the class or PSI-PCI for information. If you are outside your 3 year window for updated training this is the course you need to take. Refresher participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion

Click here to enroll online.

Price: $195.00
Contact Information
Greg Such