Fun dives are conducted in the Cuyuna State Rec. Area one weeknight and every Saturday per week from May through October (often two weeknights per week in July and August). Fun dives offer up a BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, water and soda; half price on rental equipment; and (at least) two experienced MSD PADI Dive Masters for help and guidance.
Our fun dives were created for both the experienced diver and those who are either new to diving or have been out of the sport for some time. Experienced divers often appreciate the chance to get to some of the more obscure sites that fun dives afford, and the fact that they are commonly buddied up with experienced local divers - who can show them where all the cool stuff is. For those with less experience, a dive master will be available underwater for guidance during the dive. Another will be on the surface for help with logistics, getting in and out of the water, and most importantly - manning the grill. Fun dives are also a great way for snorkelers to get in the action. Many of the best things to see are close to shore and easily visible from the surface.
MSD has created over 50 shore entry dive/snorkel sites in the Cuyuna Rec Area. Each of these has at least two directions and a multitude of depths in which divers can blow bubbles (Alstead South has 6 different directions available). With this in mind, you will appreciate our dive masters extensive knowledge and experiece in the "pits" and their ability to show you where to go and what to see. The exact site of each fun dive will be determined based on current dive conditions, number of participants and number of vehicles.
Cost: Diver / Snorkeler $20
Times: Weeknight Dives - meet at MSD Brainerd at 5:00 PM (4:30 if rental is needed). The van leaves at 5:30 PM sharp and returns by 9:00 PM. Weeknight dives in September leave MSD at 5:00 PM because of limited daylight.
Saturday Dives - meet at MSD Brainerd by 11:00 AM (10:30 if rental is needed). The van leaves at 11:30 AM sharp and returns by 3:00 PM.
Please call MSD Brainerd in you plan on attending. 218-829-5953 or 800-657-2822
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