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...

Cozumel Dive Trip 2019
MSD - St. Cloud
Limited hours Jan. 29th - Feb. 1st
MSD St. Cloud will have limited hours during the week of Jan. 29th - Feb. 1st, as we will be leading a group on a dive trip to Cozumel. 
Tuesday, January 29th: CLOSED
Wednesday, January 30th: CLOSED
Thursday, January 31st: CLOSED
Friday, February 1st: Open 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Starting Saturday February 2nd, we will be back to our normal hours. 
The Brainerd store will be open its normal hours during this period. Please call them at (800) 657-2822 if you have any questions. 

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).