Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959







What's New

May 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd Minnesota School of Diving kicked off their 2016 Fun Dive season! Fun Dives run every Saturday May - October with one if not two more during the week! Check out our schedule for our full schedule. 

February 2016

Minnesota School of Diving spent a week down in Roatan at the beginning of February. The weather wasn't the best (rained for a week straight) but none the less, they still had great time!  Anywhere warmer then Minnesota is fine with them. MSD dove with Native Sons and stayed at Native Sons lodging option - Hotel Chillies. Both were a fantastic choice! A few people found out how delicious The Chocolate Factory was! 

November 2015

Todd and Kersten recently returned from the annual DEMA scuba trade show in Orlando. During the four days of the show they attended DEMA, PADI, Aqua Lung, Oceanic, and many travel seminars. They also spent a lot of time in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Solomon Is. and Fiji booths learning about future trip destinations. They were however, able to break away and get a couple dives in.

September 2015

Minnesota School of Diving will be featured in a couple upcoming TV programs to be aired in the near future.

On September 2nd, a crew from TV's Travel Channel filmed Todd, Cierra, and Lindsey in and around the Cuyuna Mines for an upcoming episode of their program "America's Secret Swimming Holes." They were filmed while exploring the building foundations and culvert in Portsmouth; the rails and roadway at Ct 2-Bit in Huntington; and Gettin' the Shaft in Huntington. This is expected to be broadcast within the next couple months. Follow this link to the program's web page. 

Later in the month a crew from KARE 11 TV sent a crew up to join us on a fun dive at CT 2-Bit in Huntington, for their program "Minnesota Bound." This will probably air on TV next spring or summer. Follow this link 

August 2015
Finally!! Minnesota School of Diving has brought in a line of women's cut T-shirts. We have limited quantities in stock in both locations, so stop by soon to claim yours. 
We also have a new supply of our men's/unisex traditional logo T's available in the new shades of Metro Blue and Ice Grey.

July 2015

Straits of Mackinac 

Ride and Dive Trip 

St. Ignace, MI Aug. 6th - 9th, 2015


Price includes 2 days of two-tank boat dives and 3 nights lodging (dbl. occ.)
Equipment transport will be available for an additional $75.00 (approx. cost) 

Wanting to learn more? 
Click HERE to find out more information.

April 2015

Fun Dive Season is Coming!

Whether it feels like Spring or not the 2015 Fun Dives are right around the corner! Fun dives are a time to get together with your "old" dive buddies along with making brand new friends! The Winter was hard on a lot of people, its time to get back out there and enjoy life! The first official MSD Fun Dive will be held on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. Remember...Fun dives cost $20.00 per person with rental prices 1/2 off, and BBQ after the dive! Want to save some money? Buy a fun dive punch card! This card has 10 fun dive punches, worth $200.00 but is for sale at $150.00! 

 Click on the FUN DIVE SCHEDULE for a complete list of dates and details! Have questions or want to sign up?! Call (218) 829-5953

Come check out the new Aqua Lung products

Aqua Lung Core Supreme Regulator

Step aside Titan LX Supreme, the new Aqua Lung CORE Supreme regulator is taking over your position as MSD's best selling regulator. The CORE features an enviormentally sealed and balanced diaphragm first stage providing superior, consistent performance. Just wait, it gets better! The CORE has an auto closure device to keep water out of the first stage and pneumatically-balanced second stage which results in smooth, easy breathing on top of the venturi assist. Ohhh...we aren't done! Let's talk about the awesome hose configuration possibilities, as this first stage has six port holes! Don't forget about the heat exchanger which surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water! 

Aqua Lung Pro HD BCD

Good-bye Pro LT, hello Pro HD! Due to its advanced ResisteK™ material, it will hold up to the rigors of salt and chlorine and retain its good looks. Wherever you want to take it, it's ready to go. This BCD also has improved pockets with a 2 way zipper pull and a few extra D-rings for the ultimate octopus placing. A positioning strap allows you to set the Pro HD at your preferred height each time! This BC is very sharp looking with the black / charcoal / blue color combination, it truly is a must see! 

November 2014

MSD St. Cloud is offering two Nitrox training options

Who should take this course? The PADI Enriched Air Diver (NITROX) course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver 

Two ways to get certified 

Easiest way… 

PADI online course with short dive center session $220.00 

How it works:

  Simply follow this link to our website 

  Click on our PADI e-Learning banner link 
  Select “Enriched Air Diver- English” course from the drop-down menu
  Complete your on-line course work - at a pace that is convenient for you! 
  Schedule your one hour session with an instructor in St. Cloud to go over 
     dive simulations and dive computer programming. 
  Go diving and enjoy longer and safer bottom times with your new Nitrox                certification!

Date: Start Today!

Time: Whenever it’s convenient
Location: In your living room, or wherever your happy place is; and then at the                      MSD St. Cloud store.

Cheapest way… 

Traditional four hour classroom session at MSD ST. Cloud $150.00

How it works:

 Stop into the St. Cloud store, pay your tuition, and pick up your Nitrox manual       and DVD

 Watch the DVD, read the manual, and complete the knowledge reviews
 Attend the four hour classroom session at the MSD St. Cloud store on the             following scheduled date.
 Go diving and enjoy longer and safer bottom times with your new Nitrox                 certification!

Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Time: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: MSD - St. Cloud store