Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959



The Minnesota School of Diving (MSD) has been providing services to the scuba diving and snorkeling community since opening our first dive center in 1959. In addition to quality PADI dive instruction - from Discover Scuba to Dive Master, MSD offers scuba equipment sales, service and scuba equipment rental ; local dive excursions to the Cuyuna (Crosby) Mine Pits; and dive travel - both domestic and world wide.


Our 27,000 sq. ft. main facility is located in the heart of the popular Brainerd Lakes Area and ten minutes from the Cuyuna Mines. To better serve the Twin Cities and south central Minnesota we also have a satellite facility located in Saint Cloud.

Latest News...

MSD - St. Cloud takes a little vacation...

MSD's St.Cloud location will have reduced hours of operation for the next couple weeks. We will be closed from Tuesday November 15 through December 2, 2016, with the exception of Saturday Nov. 19th where we will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our normal hours will resume on Saturday Dec. 3rd (9:00 - 4:00). Please call or visit the Brainerd location if you have any questions. 800-657-2822. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Fun Dive Season
MSD's 2016 Fun Dive Season is underway. Reminder - please arrive at the Brainerd shop by 5:00 PM for weeknight dives and 11:00 AM for Saturday dives. If scuba equipment rental is needed please arrive a half-hour earlier (rental reservations are required). We also appreciate it if you can call and get your name on the list so we know how much food to supply; if you want to ride in the van - there are limited spaces available and are first call / first serve; etc.

Our Facilities...

Minnesota School of Diving - Brainerd

Our Brainerd facility offers a 9000 sq. ft. showroom, classroom and office area offering scuba diving classes; scuba equipment sales, scuba equipment rental and repair; air fills; and hydrostatic cylinder service. It is also the home of the Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center which offers commercial diving certification courses.

Minnesota School of Diving - Saint Cloud


Saint Cloud's facility has a 2400 sq. ft. showroom, classroom and office area offering scuba diving classes; equipment sales, rental and repair; and air fills. It's also home to the soon to be "World's Largest Collection of Parrot Fish Poop" (aka - sand).