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BCD – More than a vest

Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD) have changed dramatically in my short professional career.  The first one I owned was a beautiful orange ScubaPro that you can see on "Red," our red-faced, full-sized mannequin at the dive shop.  A few ideas have revolutionized BCDs, while other ideas serve mostly as window dressing. Before I talk brands, let's discuss some [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: BCDs, Certification, Learn Scuba Chicago, Scuba Certification, Travel|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCD – More than a vest

Are you thinking about buying gear? Let’s talk…Pt. I

As summer rolls in, the temperature climbs and my backyard pool looks ready for entry, I start thinking about scuba gear.  I try to test most of our gear regularly - in the pool, in the quarry, on our trips.  Only recently, I decided to buy my own personal set of gear.  Many of you [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: Dive computer, Gear, Learn Scuba Chicago|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are you thinking about buying gear? Let’s talk…Pt. I

The Traveling Option

I'm packing up - gear, computer, electronics, shorts, sunscreen...and I'm thinking about our trips.  We leave for the annual Learn Scuba Chicago pilgrimage to the Florida Keys this weekend.  (I think we made a wise choice moving the date back a few weeks - reports are high 80's and low waves - perfect!)  And then I [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Camping, Learn Scuba Chicago, Scuba Certification, Travel, volunteer|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Traveling Option

Spring is creeping back…

Hi gang: March Madness comes to an end next week as the Easter Bunny hops into town.  And the weatherman says warmer weather is in store.  It’s time to get wet. I want to use this spot today for a little story.  Over the years, I have spoken with many former students returning from a [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Certification, Learn Scuba Chicago, Travel|Comments Off on Spring is creeping back…

Our 7th Season Begins

Aloha and Welcome to the 2015 Season! The best way to rush in the Spring of the year – get wet!  To help you, we offer a variety of specials over the next few months.  On Groupon, Learn Scuba Chicago adds a special deal on the NAUI Passport Diver cert. At the store, we are [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: DMC Program, Gear, Scuba Certification, Travel, volunteer|Comments Off on Our 7th Season Begins

Quick and Final Update

Bob and the crew head south for a mid summer escape. As such, the store will be open on short hours next week - Tues through Thur from 2p to 7p and closed on Friday. We hoping to launch the brnad spanking new website while we travel - so...get ready for some excitement. Watch our [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Categories: Learn Scuba Chicago|Comments Off on Quick and Final Update

Captain’s Blog – last Port …. Here

I have been quite lax in my writing. We have a new website - 6 months in the making - an it's gonna be amazing. Some really brief updates: Whole new group of DMCs!!! Come see our fresh faces - what a crew - just keeps getting better. SCUBA CAMPING!!! NUF Said. But I can't [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Categories: Learn Scuba Chicago|Comments Off on Captain’s Blog – last Port …. Here

LSC Camping Scuba Seasons Winds Down

Well, the LSC camping scuba season has closed. Personally, I think it was a tremendous success. I want to thank everyone that joined us for the adventures. I will now have a new stock of stories to share (you may have heard, I like to tell stories sometimes...) I real extra special shout out to [...]

By | September 16th, 2013|Categories: Learn Scuba Chicago|Comments Off on LSC Camping Scuba Seasons Winds Down
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