What's new at MNCDTC...
On Saturday May 27th, 2017 five students officially graduated from their commercial diving course! They worked so hard in the past eleven weeks and now it has paid off. Good luck to each and everyone of you. You are going to go out and do amazing things. We will be here, so in the future if you are ever in the area - feel free to stop by and say "Hello!"  Thank you for choosing Minnesota Commercial Diving Training Center! 
So you’re thinking of starting a career as a Commercial Diver?
Well you’ve started your search for training in the right place.

The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc. (MCDTC) is a well-established and respected facility in Brainerd, that has trained some of the best divers in the country. We pride ourselves on being able to move our students through training in the shortest allowed amount of time possible, so that our graduates can enter the working world of commercial diving quickly.

Due to MCDTC location in the heart of Minnesota, courses are only offered three times a year; spanning the months of March through November. Each course is eleven weeks long, six days a week, and ten hours a day. Please note that the start dates of each course change from year to year. The 2018 schedule is as follows:

MCDTC 2018 Course Schedule

First Class: March 5th - May 19th

Second Class: May 29th - August 11th

Third Class: August 20th - November 3rd

To apply to the MCDTC please see the Application and Forms link on this website, or you may contact us directly for a 'potential student’s information packet'.

The max class size is twelve students per course; thus classes fill up quickly. In order to secure a spot in one of the above scheduled courses you’ll need to complete the Application, Waiver, and Medical forms, and send them along with a deposit of $1000.00 to:

Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc.

712 Washington Street

Brainerd, MN 56401


You may also e-mail the completed forms to todd@mndiving.com, but please place your name and date of course you’d like to attend in the ‘subject’ box.

For further information into our training facility please review the links on this website, and/or contact us at info@mndiving.com, 1-800-216-5521, or 218-829-1191.


The MCDTC offers an accelerated engineer/diver training course for qualified engineers or engineers in training (EITs). However the application process is much different than the process for the regular course (above). To receive more information or apply please contact Mark Owens or Julie Owens at mark@superiordivingrepair.com or 218/825-7009. Class size is limited. 


The accelerated engineer course will begin on Monday, March 18th and the final day of class will be Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. There are 2 sessions that MUST be completed with a 2 week break between. 


Upon graduation you will receive an ADCI entry level diver/tender card and a DCBC restricted surface supplied air diver card.



TUITION $14,500.00

DEPOSIT $3,000.00






SESSION 1 - Monday, March 18th - Thursday April 11th


BREAK - Friday, April 12th - Monday April 22nd


SESSION 2 - Tuesday April 23rd - Thursday May 23rd