With a focus on Military Personnel and their families, we aim to bring the world of SCUBA to this very special group of people.
We started working with the military in 2013, and we have reached several very important milestones. These include adding new Open Water Divers to our ranks, training the staff in adaptive SCUBA for people with disabilities (known as our HSA Program), and special Discover Dive events for military and their families. Learn Scuba Chicago wants to foster a sense of safety, community, and camaraderie among military members and their families- and offer a fun way for everyone to get together and blow some bubbles!
Working with Veterans was the catalyst for LSC to become an adaptive scuba shop. After spending some time becoming a Handicapped Scuba Association Instructor, Bob can now not only teach people with disabilities to dive, but also train able-bodied divers to be their buddies. We offer special certifications to people with a variety of limitations. From traumatic brain injury to quadriplegia- nothing can stop our Vets, and we are proud to swim next to them and expand their horizons.**
Veteran Only Perks:
Scholarships: Our Vets earn a very special perk – we offer two types of scholarships to Veterans who qualify: an individual scholarship so Veterans can become Open Water Certified as well as a joint scholarship program so Veterans and family members can get Open Water Certified as well. All scholarships are reviewed and approval is decided by the Learn Scuba Chicago Scholarships & Special Programs Committee and by the Board of Directors.
All Military Member Perks:
Grants: Learn Scuba Chicago also has a Grants Program to aid in the assistance with the costs covered for scuba gear that is required to complete the certification.
Are you a Military member or do you know one who would like to try SCUBA? Would you like to donate your time and efforts to support this awesome group of people? Call or email the shop and we will get you in touch with the right people!