Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959

 

  

 

 

 

 

MSD Dive Trip Philosophy

MSD has been providing domestic and international group dive travel opportunities since the 60's. Our philosophy encompasses the following ideals:

 

  • On each of our trips we provide incredible diving adventures for all levels of diving experience
  • We use only safe, reliable and well-proven local dive operators
  • We strictly adhere to an environmentally-friendly philosophy when  interacting with the aquatic realm.
  • We strongly encourage a culturally inquisitive and accepting attitude while top-side. Unless there are no alternatives, we seldom organize trips to all-inclusive resorts or live-aboards thus enabling local interaction.

2017 Dive Trips

Cozumel*

January 28th - February 4th, 2017

$1995.00 Diver
$1695.00 Non-Diver 

*All prices and dates are subject to change. Lodging is based on double occupancy.


Many experienced divers rate Cozumel as the best diving in the Caribbean. In addition to it's amazing underwater experiences, Cozumel also offers incredible top-side diversions... an impressive selection of outstanding restaurants from laid-back beach hut bars to fine cuisine; secluded sandy beaches; Mayan ruins; and some of the nicest locals you will ever meet.

  
El Cid La Ceiba will be our home away from home. It offers a convenient location close to the dive sites, yet near enough to town and all it has to offer. Each room has a balcony overlooking the clear turquoise Caribbean. La Ceiba has a beach complete with relaxing hammocks, comfy beach chairs, and opportunities for great snorkeling and diving. 

    
Troy, Alex, and Yugo from Pelagic Ventures will be providing diving services. They will pick us up right at La Ceiba's pier every morning and escort us our for five days of two-tank boat dives. After each of the first morning dives, we stop at a pier near Palancar Beach for our surface interval. There will be a night dive organized for Tuesday night for those interested and Wednesday we will do our dive in the afternoon to allow us a different experience with the afternoon light.
  
On Friday - the day before we fly out, we commonly rent jeeps and travel to the remote east side of the island. It offers miles of secluded beaches and nice collection of beach bar hangouts. This will be MSD's 22nd year of visiting Cozumel and we couldn't be happier about the prospect of going back. 

  

A deposit of $500 will be due towards the end of August with full payment payable early in October.

Little Cayman*

February 24th - March 4th, 2017

$3195.00 Diver
$2895.00 Non-Diver
*All prices and dates are subject to change. Lodging based on double occupancy 


One of MSD's favorite destinations, Little Cayman offers the best wall diving in the western hemisphere. Bloody Bay and Jackson Point walls start in as little as 20 ft and drop to 6000 ft. Its isolated location and lack of any pollution contributes to amazing visibility. Fish life is abundant including numerous reef sharks, sting rays, and green morays. Depending on weather, we commonly take the short journey over to Cayman Brac to dive the Russian Frigate on one of our dive days.

 

We will be staying at the Little Cayman Beach Resortby far the nicest accommodations on the island. We will be organizing a three meal per day plan - because the food at LCBR is awesome ...and there really is nowhere else to eat on the island. The cost for the trip will include; round-trip airfare out of MSP, one night lodging in Houston, eight days and seven nights of lodging in Little Cayman, three meals daily, and five days of 3 tank boat dives. 

 

A deposit of $500 will be due towards the end of August with full payment payable early in October.