MidWest School of Diving

  • Midwest School of Diving is more than just a diving school.  With a wide selection of scuba and dive equipment at affordable prices, MidWest School of Diving is the preferred dive shop for divers of all experience levels.
  • Offering the finest scuba diving equipment in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota!  Find everything from BCD
  • Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.
  • With PADI Specialty Diver Programs offered by the MidWest School of Diving (in White Bear Lake, just north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul) you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives.
  • SDI is the only scuba training and certification agency to require students to be taught with modern dive computers from the onset of training.
  • Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) offers courses for public safety officials. Participants can gain Awareness, Operations, and Technician level of qualification for courses like Emergency Response Diver, Tender Operations, and Contaminated Water Diver.
  • We will train your first responders in the techniques of ice rescue, swift water and public safety diving techniques;  MidWest School of Diving certification is from Emergency Response Diving International (ERDi) and PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).

We are already getting students into the lakes in thicker wetsuits than anyone else for the their comfort level and conducting Open Water, Advance Open Water certifications classes along with specialties; Dry Suit and Full Fcae Mask. 


PADI Certification, Scuba Equipment, Local and International Diving Trips

Welcome to the exciting world of scuba diving! Whether looking at exploring the fascinating underwater world as a recreational diver or pursuing a professional career, MidWest School of Diving is here to help you. Located in White Bear Lake, MN (in the Twin Cities metro area),

MidWest School of Diving offers everything for the recreational diver from basic scuba diving to advanced dives like: Night Diver, Wreck Diver, and Underwater Photography, for new and experienced divers as well as Advanced Open Water, Rescue DiverMaster Scuba Diver.

For the professional Diver MidWest School of Diving as a 5 Star Instructor Development Center can help you achieve your professional goals by starting your professional journey with Dive Master, and moving your way up in the ranks to Assistant Instructor, Instructor, and Master Scuba Diver Trainer certifications. 

We have just started to offer scuba certifications in Faribault, MN, call the shop for more information.

Who We Are

Midwest School of Diving is more than just a diving school.  With a wide selection of scuba and dive equipment at affordable prices, MidWest School of Diving is the preferred dive shop for divers of all experience levels.

With over 40 years of diving experience, we ensure that all training is performed to the professional standards of PADI, ERDi and HSA.  PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, which is based in the United States and is the largest recreational dive training and certification organization in the world.

From a Discover Scuba class through  Instructor, now is the time to start to enjoy the underwater world that surrounds us.

Use of air tanks BCD, weights, and wet suits are included in the price of every class.


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


 Military & Public Service Officials With our 30 years of Military experience, we recognize the dedication and sacrifice that our armed forces go through every day. Discounts to: • Active Duty • National Guard • Reserves • Retired Members of U.S. Armed Forces • Law Enforcement • Fire and Rescue  This is our way of saying thank you to our service members.