Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959



The Minnesota School of Diving (MSD) has been providing services to the scuba diving and snorkeling community since opening our first dive center in 1959. In addition to quality PADI scuba instruction - from Discover Scuba to Dive Master, MSD offers scuba equipment sales, service and scuba equipment rental; local scuba diving excursions to the Cuyuna (Crosby) Mine Pits; and dive travel - both domestic and world wide.


Our 27,000 sq. ft. main facility is located in the heart of the popular Brainerd Lakes Area and ten minutes from the Cuyuna Mines. To better serve the Twin Cities and south central Minnesota we also have a satellite facility located in Saint Cloud.

Latest News...

We're taking a bit of a break...

We would like to thank all of you for a fantastic 2018 diving season. Most of the staff have been working pretty much non-stop since the spring, and frankly, need a little time off (see picture to the right). In our 60 years of operation, November has always been our slowest month, so there's no better time to let the staff have the opportunity to get away and travel...or hunt...or just kick back and relax. Therefore, both stores will have limited days of operation. 

Both stores open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only in November.


Wed. 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

St. Cloud 

Wed. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sat. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

We will return to our normal days and hours of operation in December...refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the winter travel season.

Our Facilities...

Minnesota School of Diving - Brainerd

Our Brainerd facility offers a 9000 sq. ft. showroom, classroom and office area offering scuba instruction; scuba equipment sales, scuba equipment rental and repair; air fills; hydrostatic cylinder service and frequent local scuba diving opportunities. It is also the home of the Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center which offers commercial diving certification courses.

Minnesota School of Diving - Saint Cloud


Saint Cloud's facility has a 2400 sq. ft. showroom, classroom and office area offering scuba instruction; equipment sales, rental and repair; and air fills. It's also home to the soon to be "World's Largest Collection of Parrot Fish Poop" (aka - sand).