Thank you for your Groupon purchase, your adventure begins right now!

Now that i have my Groupon what do i do?

Now that you have your Groupon, please come by our dive center to fill out your administrative paperwork, and pick out your class, listed below.


Class Dates:   Pool Dates:
CLASS 1: MAR. 25 APRIL 1   MAR. 30 APRIL 6
CLASS 2: APRIL 8, 15, 2014   APRIL 13,20, 2014
CLASS 3: APRIL 9, 16, 2014   APRIL 12, 19, 2014 Sold Out
CLASS 4: APRIL 22, 29, 2014   APRIL 27, MAY 4, 2014
CLASS 5: APRIL 23, 30, 2014   APRIL 26, MAY 3, 2014 Sold Out
CLASS 6: JUNE 10, 17, 2014   JUNE 15, 22, 2014

Why PADI Open Water?

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. This certification does not expire, and it is good the rest of your life!

What will i do?

Throughout the course, you will learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. Learning to dive is
not difficult, it requires some time and effort. While taking the PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE, you’ll enjoy three phases: Knowledge Development, Confined Open Water Dives, and Open Water Dives.

How long will it take?

Your Groupon adventure begins with our PADI OPEN WATER DIVER certification course.  This 2 week course consists of 2 classroom sessions and 2 pool sessions.  Classroom sessions are held at the store on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Pool sessions are held in our pool on Saturdays or Sundays from 4:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  At the end of this course you will be ready to perform the 4 open water dives required for certification. We’ll make our open water dives at Haigh Dive Quarry in Kankakee, starting in May, the quarry is located about an hour from downtown.  Haigh is a great place for recreational local diving and is the preferred place for dive training in the Chicago-land area.  You can also join us on one of our exciting trips, or you can finish with a referral through any PADI dive center in the world.

What will i need? 

Your own MASK, FINS, and SNORKEL, available at our Dive center with special student discount. You will also need to purchase your Padi Open Water manual.  The DVD will lend you to keep the costs down.

What does the course cost?

Part one.  You already have a kick but deal from Groupon!  Purchase your manual, bring your own mask, fins, and snorkel, or we have a great selection at our dive shop for you to purchase from, with your student discount.

Part two.  Four Open Water Training Dives- $100.00 for all 4 dives.  Equipment rental is extra if you do not have it (Bc, Regulator System, Scuba Cylinder, and Weights your student price is $75 for the weekend).  You will also need to purchase a log book, and pay Padi $30 for certification card.  If you are taking the referral route there is a $25 charge for the referral.  If you choose to finish your dives locally, there will also be a $20 per day entrance fee paid directly to the privately owned quarry.