Scuba Classes in Columbia, MO

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From certification to advanced courses and high-quality gear, Diventures is your go-to scuba center in Columbia, Missouri. Formerly known as Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop, Diventures carries on the legacy of Dwain & Mary, and their commitment to excellent customer service. Dwain and Mary built and operated the shop for more than 40 years, serving divers in Central Missouri and beyond. 

Today we provide top-notch dive equipment from the leading manufacturers. Our local in-house team of experts works one-on-one with customers to assist them in choosing the right gear for their diving level and desired adventure.

Our Columbia facility

Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop is a certified SSI instruction facility dedicated to quality training and safe diving. Conveniently located off I-70 on Rangeline St, this Diventures location is great for customers in Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Fayette, Centralia, Mexico, Boonville, and other nearby towns. 

  • 3,000 square feet retail space with a full range of scuba equipment
  • Complete service center
  • Large classroom
  • Compressor for air fills
  • Rental inventory

Hours of operation

Tue-Fri: 11 am-7 pm
Sat-Sun: 10 am-6 pm
Mon: closed


Contact us

1414B Rangeline St.
Columbia, MO 65201
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Phone: (573) 442-3483
[email protected]

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Learn to scuba dive in Columbia

Scuba is for everyone and we are the premier place for all things scuba. We offer a wide range of scuba classes – from scuba certification to professional courses. You’ll appreciate our spacious classrooms and selection of scuba equipment.

Kids scuba diving lessons

Want to teach your kids how to dive? Sign them up for children’s scuba diving lessons in Columbia! They’ll make new friends and learn new skills under the close instruction of caring, experienced dive pros. Our classes have a student-to-instructor ratio of 4:1, so you know they’ll get personal attention!

Meet the Columbia team

Our team of experts in Columbia has years of experience teaching scuba diving. The whole team is passionate about sharing their love of the water and dedicated to helping you become a safe and confident diver.

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New facility coming soon!

Columbia Scuba fanatics and aquatic enthusiasts have something exciting to look forward to! Diventures plans to build a new facility with an 8,000+ square-foot state-of-the-art swim and scuba center, an indoor heated pool ranging in depth from 3.5 to 12 feet, a retail store, comfortable classrooms, a scuba service center and a travel center that offers phenomenal local and international scuba travel.

The new facility will also allow us to offer swim lessons for babies, toddlers, children, and adults. We can’t wait to bring our swim program to Central Missouri! Columbia’s new Diventures location will be a go-to for all aquatic enthusiasts.