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

Classes


Do you have your own Underwater Digital Camera? Now what? One of the most popular specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly. $200 plus required book, does not include equipment, etc...

The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment. *Includes Equipment Touch Digital Manual and Certification ($52.00 value).

Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. $150 plus equipment, etc

Beginning SCUBA diving course. Pool and Classroom Monday and Wednesday Night for four nights for two weeks.

Cost: $ 250.00
Beginning SCUBA diving course. Pool and Classroom Tuesday and Thursday night for four nights for two weeks.

Cost: $ 250.00
Beginning SCUBA diving course. Pool and Classroom ALL Day Saturday AND Sunday.

Cost: $ 300.00
Final open water dives in Haigh Quarry, in Kankakee. All day Saturday and Sunday.

Cost: $ 275.00
Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

Cost: $ 150.00
The Open Water Course develops the capability to dive. The Advanced Open Water Course develops confidence!

Cost: $ 250.00
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months-especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you're equipped to scuba dive some of the world's incredible dive sites in the world's cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

Cost: $ 250.00
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports, just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills, and they're for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors! The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

Cost: $ 75.00
"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

Cost: $ 300.00
What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

Cost: $ 125.00
The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. Find lost items and lift them to the surface. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

Cost: $ 300.00
The PADI Underwater Navigator Course Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

Cost: $ 200.00
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

Cost: $ 300.00
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

Cost: $ 1,275.00
The PADI Assistant Instructor program provides PADI Divemasters and those certified to leadership levels with diver training organizations, with additional training as instructional assistants and dive educators.

Cost: $ 1,750.00
Learn to survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Morning 2-tank dive at $130.00 charter only. Price does not include ANY equipment (rentals available through Underwater Safaris). Non-refundable.

Contact Us

Address:
2950 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-348-3999

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

Email Address:  info@uwsafaris.com