Dave Alt 

Dave is a long life resident of Minnesota;  Scuba certified since 2001 through WASI,

Advanced Open Water in 2004 through NAUI

Love's water skiing and boating

I enjoy swimming, in March 2012 I swam 253,000 yards ( 143.75 miles) at the YMCA Spring Break Challenge, I swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco and from Bayfield to Madeline Island ( 2.1 miles in Lake Superior ).

I dive mostly in Minnesota, from zero visibility in Theodore Wirth Lake to the clarity of the Alexandria Lakes area, the Crosby Mines and I especially enjoy the challenge of Lake Superior.


PADI Certifications

Master Scuba Diving Trainer 2018

Instructor June 2017

Master Diver 2015

Divemaster 2016

PADI Specialties certified to teach include:



Enriched Air




Additional Specialties I have taken:  ERDI-Public Safety Diver I, ce, wreck, rescue, enriched air, equipment specialist, drysuit, peak performance




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.