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.

2019 Dive Trips

Jan. 26th - Feb. 2nd, 2019
$1795* Diver
$1495* Non-Diver
* All prices are estimated and 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.

Casa Del Mar 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. We have booked upgraded rooms which offers either a balcony or terrace, racks for diving equipment, safety deposit box, 2 complementary bottles of water daily and more. Casa Del Mar has a beach complete with relaxing hammocks, comfy beach chairs, and opportunities for great snorkeling and diving.  

Paulino, Troy and Hugo from Pelagic Ventures will be providing diving services. They will pick us up right at Casa Del Mar's pier every morning and escort us for our 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 23rd year of visiting Cozumel and we couldn't be happier about the prospect of going back.