When Saskatoon saw its first SCUBA diving store in 1971, Prairie Diving Services opened its doors and from the moment George Mueller got his first certification in May of 1985, he knew he was hooked. George spent lots of time in the store and quickly moved through the ranks and by 1991 he received his PADI Instructor rating and acquired Prairie Diving Services; renaming it The Diving Center.
Throughout his 23 year ownership of the store and role of head Instructor, George has become arguably one of Saskatchewan’s most experienced divers, having dove all around the province on commercial jobs for private companies as well as numerous trips all around the world, a Cave 1 certification from Global Underwater Explorers and a recent Tec 40 CCR certification. With a sizable crew of highly experienced Instructors and Dive Masters, with decades of experience between them, in both local and tropical waters, The Diving Center’s teaching staff will provide you with an in depth and personal learning experience for classes ranging from PADI Open Water Diver all the way to PADI Instructor.
George has also become wise to almost every brand on the market and over the years, has tailored the stock of the store to reflect the latest and greatest (as well as the tried and true) in SCUBA, snorkeling, swimming and spearfishing equipment. Stocking such brands as Bare, Halcyon, Atomic Aquatics, Apeks, Light Monkey, Mares, JBL, Finis and TYR, just to name a few.
The Diving Center is completely equipped to gear you up with all the necessary gear for whatever discipline you choose to specialize in. With the resources to provide training for all levels of divers, we carry a wide selection of SCUBA equipment to allow the students to make educated decisions on what gear would suit them best for their personal diving aspirations and requirements.
Not only do we sell top quality equipment, we also service everything we sell! As a Transport Canada registered Requalification Facility we have the capacity to hydrostatically test and re-qualify all sorts of cylinders. With an on-staff Service Technician we are able to tune, service and overhaul almost every brand of regulator on the market. From minor triathlon wetsuit repairs to delicate drysuit repairs and alterations, the knowledge staff we have are able to make it happen!
Located in the north end of Saskatoon we are in a prime location for people to stop by to pick up some last minute equipment on the way to the lake or even the airport!