UNDERWATER SAFARIS, 2950 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 P: 773-348-3999 info@uwsafaris.com

Refresher Course Options:


Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Refresher is just what you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

The Scuba Refresher course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives
  • Just haven’t scuba dived in a while and want to get acclimated again

Scuba Refresher $150 (Pool Only)

Pool only refresher is only for certified divers who have been out of the water for 5 or LESS years or Open Water Students who have delayed their Open Water Dives (beyond one year, students may have to repeat the Open Water class/Pool). 

Scuba Refresher $200 (Pool and Tune Up book OR eLearning)

If you have not been diving in over 5 years this option includes the PADI  Scuba Tune Up Book OR eLearning (up to $50.00 value).  Also available to anyone even if it's been less than 5 years.

PADI ReActivate $225 (Mandatory if over 10 years)

Includes the PADI ReActivate online review.  Once you've completed the online portion you come into Underwater Safaris to do the pool portion.  Once both are completed you'll receive a new PADI ReActivate Card.  Please note, for the ReActivate you MUST have a PADI certification that can be verified online.

Fine Print: Pool is done privately based on your schedule and availability of the pool. Class time is approximately 2 hours. If over 2 hours, $35.00 each additional half hour.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water or equivalent.

Required Equipment: Students must bring their certification card from a recognized training agency, log book and scuba quality mask, fins & snorkel. Students must also complete appropriate paperwork including the PADI Medical Approval for Diving. Please note, if you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions and do not have a medical clearance from your doctor we will be unable to allow you in the water.

To sign up please call us at 773-348-3999

Discover Scuba Diving Experience.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breath underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it in our pool. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun! You'll learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not.

Discover Scuba $50.00 pp

Anyone 10 years or older in reasonably good health can do the PADI Discover Scuba. 8 & 9 year olds can do “Bubblemaker”. It takes about 1 hour and starts with a briefing using the Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart, you'll then enter the water quickly for your scuba adventure.

Cost is $50.00 pp. The Discover Scuba is based on availability of our pool and must be prepaid. You bring a bathing suit and towel, we supply everything else. Although you don't have to be a great swimmer, you do have to know how to swim and MUST be comfortable in the water

Please remember, this is a Discover Scuba Experience and not a certification class. Once you’re hooked, your next step is the Open Water Certification Class and we’ll have plenty of information on hand for you to look through, and of course we’ll be here to answer all of your questions.

To sign up please call us at 773-348-3999

Contact Us

2950 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-348-3999

M-F 11am-7pm; SAT 10am-5pm; SUN 12pm-5pm

Email Address:  info@uwsafaris.com