The academic and confined water phase of Underseas Scuba Center’s beginning scuba course is available in week night or weekend formats.
Classroom and pool sessions run just one weekend. 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. Pool sessions meet Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at local pool facility.
|2014 Starting Dates|
|Friday Evening, January 17||Friday Evening, July 18|
|Friday Evening, February 21||Friday Evening, August 15|
|Friday Evening, March 21||Friday Evening, September 12|
|Friday Evening, April 11||Friday Evening, October 17|
|Friday Evening, May 16||Friday Evening, November 21|
|Friday Evening, June 20||Friday Evening, December 12|
Classroom and pool sessions run a total of three weeks. Classroom sessions meet Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Underseas Scuba Center. Pool sessions meet Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at a local pool facility.
|2013 Starting Dates|
|Tuesday Evening, March 4||Tuesday Evening, August 5|
|Tuesday Evening, June 3||Tuesday Evening, September 2|
|Tuesday Evening, July 1||Tuesday Evening, November 4|
Elk Grove Park District:
Classroom and pool sessions run a total of one weekend. 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.
2014 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. To enroll, call the Park District at (630) 645-9590.
2014 Starting Dates: February 21
Schaumburg Park District:
Classroom and pool sessions run a total of six weeks. 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. To enroll, call the Park District at (847) 490-2505.
|2014 Starting Dates|
|Wednesday Evening, January 22|
|Wednesday Evening, April 09|
|Wednesday Evening, June 18|
|Wednesday Evening, September 17|
|Wednesday Evening, November 5|
Following academic and confined-water training, divers participate in two days of open-water training to complete requirements for certification. 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.
Underseas Scuba Center Group Trips: Several times a year, Underseas Scuba Center conducts five-day/four-night group trips to Cozumel. 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. You can also complete your open-water training requirements on any of our trips to most destinations. A list of available dates appears below.
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.
|Saturday-Sunday||May 10-11||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||June 14-15||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||June 28-29||Pearl Lake|
|Saturday-Sunday||July 12-13||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||July 26-27||Pearl Lake|
|Saturday-Sunday||August 9-10||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||August 23-24||Pearl Lake|
|Saturday-Sunday||September 6-7||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||September 20-21||Mermet Springs-Drysuit|
|Saturday-Sunday||September 27-28||Pearl Lake|
|Saturday-Sunday||October 11-12||Haigh Quarry|
|Saturday-Sunday||October 25-26||Haigh Quarry|
If you already have vacation travel planned, we can help you arrange for open-water training at your destination, and provide you with the necessary referral paper work.
If you have questions pertaining to any aspect of diver training, contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. We will be happy to answer them.