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$139 for a Scuba PADI-Certification Course from Learn Scuba Chicago ($285 Value)

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93% of 60 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Scuba-certification course led by dive expert Captain Bob takes students on pool dives throughout Chicagoland & open-water dives in Kankakee

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Certification students are required to have their own mask, fins and snorkels (available for purchase). The rest of the gear and equipment will be provided. Students should contact the shop, by email or phone, to schedule a time to pick up material and complete paperwork. All services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Oceans are the earth's final frontier, holding thousands of uncategorized species of fish and one plastic bag filled with loose doll hairs. Uncover the mysteries of the deep with this Groupon.

$139 for a PADI Scuba-Certification Course ($285 Value)

PADI certification courses include fundamentals of diving theory, three pool dives at varying Chicago locations with most equipment included, a day at the dive park in Kankakee's Haigh Quarry for two open-water check-out dives, with most equipment included, and PADI scuba-certification. The only pieces of equipment that aren’t provided are masks, fins, and snorkels, which students can purchase directly from Learn Scuba Chicago. Students should contact the shop by email or phone to schedule a time to pick up material and complete paperwork. Participants must register at one of the pools to obtain course materials and complete paperwork.

Learn Scuba Chicago

Despite a close encounter with a hammerhead shark, Learn Scuba Chicago's Captain Bob just keeps on scuba diving. The aquatic expert got an up-close peep of shark teeth on his very first Caribbean dive, yet has scarcely taken his flippers off since. He started Learn Scuba Chicago four years ago in a garage as a grassroots effort to build community. Captain Bob and crew lead diving courses, which range from thrilling dips for beginners to instructor certifications. The calendar is flexible so students can plunge into indoor pools at their own pace at a variety of locations, such as Water's Edge Aquatic Center in Bensenville, the UIC campus, and Northeastern Illinois University campus, with open water dives held at Kankakee's Haigh Quarry.


Bob and his crew are super fun and I loved hanging out with them. In the water they are knowledgeable, patient, clear, and it's obvious safety is #1.

Stephanie H., Yelp, 6/5/12

This is the shop for you if you enjoy bad jokes (Capt. Bob makes a lot of those haha!), staff with a patience, and having fun while learning.

Nicole B., Yelp, 8/9/12


93% of 60 customers recommend

  • “You don't need to know how to swim to enjoy this class. The staff is great and they are very patient. I had a blast! ”

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  • “The instructors are all about your safety and enjoyment. They were very, very patient and accommodating. Thank you so much for a fun and the great experience. ”

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    Roscoe Village

    2128 W. Belmont Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60618

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    828 S Wolcott Ave.

    Suite 109

    Chicago, Illinois 60612

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    545 John St

    Bensenville, Illinois 60106

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