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).

COVID-19 Corona Virus

We are officially back to our normal hours with certain restrictions in place:

We are currently sanitizing scuba regulators and BCD hoses, along with door handles, counter spaces and scuba masks.

The door handles and counter spaces that come in contact with customers are cleaned in the morning and in between customers.

The equipment is cleaned / sanitized in accordance with recommended guidelines after each students use.

We have face masks available to those customers who feel they would like one while in the store.

Open Water, Advance Open Water, Rescue, Instructor Courses and specialty courses are now being scheduled.

Classes are being kept small; student to instructor ratios to increase social distancing



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 from basic scuba diving to advanced dives, like night, wreck, or underwater photography, for new and experienced divers as well as Advance Open Water, Rescue, Dive Master, Assistant Instructor, Instructors, Master Scuba Diver Trainer certifications.  We have just started to offer scuba certifications in Faribault, MN, call the shop for more information.


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

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