If you need scuba diving certification Chicago, you may likely need to do a dive course before you go diving, when you will start to dive? I would then say yes to doing advanced. just as long as you feel comfortable and did well with the skills on the course. Diving without scuba diving license is likely not a good idea. Going on a PADI dive club that will take you to advanced dive locations which will be well beyond your experience level does make for safe diving.
Under Seas Scuba Center may be your reference to get scuba diving certification in Chicago by following their diving classes such as:
- Classroom sessions meet Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Underseas Scuba Center.
- Classroom sessions meet Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Underseas Scuba Center.
- Pool sessions meet Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at local pool facility.
- Pool sessions meet Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at a local pool facility.
- Weeknight Schedule: Classroom and pool sessions run a total of three weeks.
- The academic and confined water phase of Underseas Scuba Center’s beginning scuba course is available in week night or weekend formats.
- Weekend Schedule: Classroom and pool sessions run just one weekend.
Classroom/Pool Training at Local Park Districts
- 2017 Starting Dates: TBD Oak Brook Park District: Classroom and pool sessions run a total of 3 sessions.. Classroom orientation session will meet Friday, February 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Underseas Scuba Center, Inc.; After that classroom and pool sessions take place on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at the Park District, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Classroom sessions meet Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:00PM at the Park District; pool sessions also take place on Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Sunday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Park District To enroll, call the Park District at (847) 437-9494.
- Classroom sessions meet Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Park District; pool sessions also take place on Wednesdays evenings at the Park District, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
- 2017 Starting Dates: TBD Schaumburg Park District: Classroom and pool sessions run a total of six weeks.
- Elk Grove Park District: Classroom and pool sessions run a total of one weekend.
Open-Water Training Dives
- Options include our trips to Cozumel and other diving destinations, local open-water training dives at Haigh Quarry or Pearl Lake — or you can complete your training at the resort destination of your choice, if you already have a trip planned.
- Haigh Quarry and Pearl Lake: From May through November, one of the options available for completing open water training requirements is to join us for a weekend at nearby Haigh Quarry near Kankakee or Pearl Lake near South Beloit.
- November Haigh Quarry Weekend requires additional drysuit training at additional cost.
- (You can download a map from our “Find Us” page.) Open water training begins promptly at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, and lasts until approximately 1:00 pm both days.
- Following academic and confined-water training, divers participate in two days of open-water training to complete requirements for certification.
- You can also complete your open-water training requirements on any of our trips to most destinations.
- This is a great opportunity to complete your four required training dives and get in another six knock-your-socks-off wall and drift dives on top of that.
- There is a $20/day diver admission fee to get into either site ($10/day for non-divers at Haigh Quarry; $8/day at Pearl Lake).
- Underseas Scuba Center Group Trips: Several times a year, Underseas Scuba Center conducts five-day/four-night group trips to Cozumel.
Underseas Scuba Center, Inc.
611 North Addison
Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 833-8383
Fax: (630) 833-8381
store hours are:
- Weekdays: 10-7
- Wednesday: 10-6
- Saturday: 10-5
I can’t imagine someone dive without certifying doing a current dive, let alone a deep current dive. I’m sure there are those that think it is fine who perhaps did it in tropics with no current. Add current and cold water and the scenario changes dramatically.