- $145 for a scuba-certification course ($295 value)
Scuba-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 and other varying Chicago locations for 2-3 open-water check-out dives, with most equipment included, and 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 for a special 10% discount. Students should contact the shop by email to schedule a time to pick up 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.
828 S Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612