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 scuba instruction - from Discover Scuba to Dive Master, MSD offers scuba equipment sales, service and scuba equipment rental; local scuba diving 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 Social Night
Friday, April 6th at the Little Falls Ballroom (Registration Required)
Doors open at 6:00pm with a buffet dinner at 7:00pm with a short presentaion afterwards
$16 per person

Join your diving friends for a fun evening at the Little Falls Ballroom, catch up on what people have done over the long winter! Maybe they went on a dive trip and you were not able to hear about it yet, no is your chance! Start talking about the upcoming fun dives and how excited you are to get back in the water again. Once social hour is done you will have a buffet dinner with chicken, ham, corn, mashed potatos, dinner cole, etc. After dinner you will hear about our past dive trip to Roatan & Utila, then fast forward to our trips that are coming up this summer / winter of 2019 then get brought right back to local diving with new specialty courses we are offering, and finishing up with our diver of distinction! 

Our Facilities...

Minnesota School of Diving - Brainerd

Our Brainerd facility offers a 9000 sq. ft. showroom, classroom and office area offering scuba instruction; scuba equipment sales, scuba equipment rental and repair; air fills; hydrostatic cylinder service and frequent local scuba diving opportunities. 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 instruction; 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).