Melanie Woldt    

PADI Open Water Instructor since 6/15Melanie Woldt

PADI Dive Master since 11/14

Since a young age I watched Jacque Cousteau, Eugenie Clark and many other marine biologist dive in the Ocean. I anticipated their shows on television and could not wait to see what new creatures they would show us. I dreamed I could see the animals in person one day and scuba made that a reality. One of my greatest joys in my life has been introducing scuba diving to anyone who has the desire to enter the water and see a whole new world...

PADI Certifications


Open Water Scuba Instructor
Specialties certified to teach: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialist Instructor

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED, Heartsaver® CPR in Schools, Family & Friends® CPR


Great Dive Shop!

Great Dive Shop, the instructor went out of his way to explain things and he was super patient. My husband has been trying to get me Scuba certified for years and I kept putting it off, but now that I am certified, I really wish I had done it sooner. The process was a lot easier than i thought it would be, and the teacher walked us through everything in a way that was really easy to understand. after I got my certification, my husband and I decided to sign up our two kids (14, 17) and now our whole family is certified.  I would say this place is family friendly and a great place to take classes and buy equipment.

- Bertha, St. Paul, MN


Boy Scouts of America can earn their Scuba Diving Merrit Badge at the MidWest School of Diving in White Bear Lake, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities of MInneapolis and St. Paul.