Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959







PADI Open Water Referrals


"Do your open water training dives in the incredible Cuyuna Mines"

For those who may have taken their classroom and pool sessions elsewhere, we offer a open water training dive referral program. We conduct our dives in the Cuyuna Mines located just 10 miles east of our Brainerd store. Cuyuna offers some of the best diving conditions in the Midwest. The visibility is usually in the 30 to 50 ft. range and water temps get into the high 70's in July and August. We use a series of different platforms throughout the mines, but all are positioned above the first termocline to take advantage of the warmer water. There are many inquisitive fish that hang around the platforms, and they seem to enjoy watching students complete their open water training skills.

Our price of $125.00 would include the two separate days of dives and the cost of the PADI certification card. Referral divers would be responsible for any rental equipment charges - although we only charge for a one day rental which will cover both days of the training dives.

Open Water Referral

Course Fee: 

$125.00 includes instruction and certification card processing fee. 

Items For Class:

  • Students must provide their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
  • Rental of other items is available at a half-price and would cover both days of diving.
  • Signed log book or referral form signed by original instructor who provided classroom and pool training.