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...

...patiently awaiting Cozumel - NOT!!

We are getting very excited about our upcoming Cozumel trip. Fourteen people will be headed south with us on January 28 for eight fantastic days in a much warmer climate. We will be diving two dives a day for five days with Pelagic Ventures - our long time dive operator in Cozumel. There will most certainly be some shore dives conducted in front of our hotel, El Cid La Ceiba - on the sunken airplane, and at least one night dive out on Paradise or Chankanaab reef. Most of the repeat Cozumel trip participants already have compiled a detailed list of their must visit restaurants planned out too. Todd is most looking forward to the Especial Papillote at El Moro, while Kersten is already drooling for the Tacos al Pastor Gringas at Los Otates.

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).