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.

2018 Dive Trips

Alpena MI Shipwreck Trip

Friday and Saturday August 17-18, 2018


Trip price includes three nights lodging (double occupancy) at the Waters Edge Motel in Alpena and four wreck dives with Blackdog Dive Charters. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Alpena, all meals, tips and all necessary diving equipment including weights and two dive cylinders. Since these wrecks sit in the cold depths of Lake Huron - in some cases well below 100 ft., an advanced diver certification along with some recent deep, cold dive experience is strongly encouraged. These encouragements may all be accomplished earlier in the summer by participation in MSD's Advanced Open Water course and attendance at some of our frequent fun dives. It be also be possible the achieve the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty certification while on the trip, ask us for more details. We will require a $100 deposit to save you a space on the trip. Full payment and confirmed numbers will be needed by June 23, 2018.  

There are up to twelve available spots for this trip. The dive boat will take up to six divers out on two-tank dives during both a morning and afternoon trip. We will fill the morning spots first and if there is enough interest we will start filling the afternoon spots. Therefore we will be shooting for six divers initially and then another six if possible.
Here are some probable shipwrecks we will visit, obviously weather conditions may alter these plans.


Date Lost - 1906

Depth - 100 ft.

Features - Bow and stern intact. The engine, boiler, portions of the propeller and deck machinery are all in place.


Date Lost - 1914

Depth - 63 ft.

Features  - Intact engine, boiler, shaft and propeller, the windlass, capstan and rudder also lie among the wreckage.


Date Lost - 1959

Depth - 140 ft.

Features - Mostly intact except for collision damage