Advanced Certifications

NAUI Advanced Open Water — $300

Let your underwater adventure continue! Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and training of your NAUI Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.

An Open Water (60’) certification. Must be 15 years or older, with no major medical issues. Junior Certifications are available for divers aged 10 to 15 with certain restrictions.

Knowledge Development

The Advanced Scuba Diver course includes the NAUI eLearning program which allows you to cover the academic materials at your own pace and in your own time.

Confined Water

One pool refresher session in which LSC can assess your skills and be confident to send you to perform your open water dives in the quarry.

Open Water

Six dives over two days (three dives a day). Your first day must be a Saturday. This day you will complete the following dives: buoyancy, navigation, and mapping. Your last day must be a Sunday. This day you will complete the following dives: deep, wreck, and search and recovery.

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need a light, slate, a watch that is waterproof up to 100 meters, and a surface marker buoy. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.

Come into the shop! We’ll have you fill out some paperwork and get you set up with all the information and gear you’ll need.

Use those refined skills to practice safer diving, and check out our Rescue Diver options!

PADI Advanced Open Water — $365

Let your underwater adventure continue! Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and training of your PADI Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.

An Open Water (60’) certification. Must be 15 years or older, with no major medical issues. Junior Certifications are available for divers aged 10 to 15 with certain restrictions.

Confined Water

One pool refresher session in which LSC can assess your skills and be confident to send you to perform your open water dives in the quarry.

Open Water

Six dives over two days (three dives a day). Your first day must be a Saturday. This day you will complete the following dives: buoyancy, navigation, and mapping. Your last day must be a Sunday. This day you will complete the following dives: deep, wreck, and search and recovery.

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need a light, slate, a watch that is waterproof up to 100 meters, and a surface marker buoy. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.

Come into the shop! We’ll have you fill out some paperwork and get you set up with all the information and gear you’ll need.

Use those refined skills to practice safer diving, and check out our Rescue Diver options!

NAUI Rescue Diver — $295

Want to learn how to prevent and manage problems on the deck and in the water? Join Learn Scuba Chicago to become a more confident, safe-minded diver. This Rescue course includes training in a confined water setting, working through problem solving scenarios, and practicing surface and underwater rescues. You’ll then put your knowledge and training to the test with “real” rescue scenarios in open water. You must have a valid CPR/First Aid card. Once you successfully complete your training, you will be able to recognize and approach emergency situations, and use your awareness and training to prevent such occurrences.

Individuals ages 15+ and who have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification (or its equivalent), may enroll in the Rescue Scuba Diver course. You must have a valid CPR/First Aid card.

Knowledge Development

You’ll receive a NAUI Rescue Diver eLearning code, which you’ll need to complete in its entirety.

Confined Water

One to two pool sessions to practice rescue scenarios.

Open Water

Four open water rescue scenarios (two days at the quarry).

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need a light, slate, a watch that is waterproof up to 100 meters, and a surface marker buoy. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.

Come into the shop! We’ll have you fill out some paperwork and get you set up with all the information and gear you’ll need.

Looking to become a SCUBA professional? Check out our Divemaster Candidate (DMC) Program! Your Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.

NAUI Master Diver — $395

Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience that will distinguish you as a leader in any diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open-water dives in settings that will test skills and expand your diving capabilities and experience. Your success allows you to proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving – the NAUI Master Scuba Diver card.

Individuals ages 15+ and who have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification (or its equivalent), may enroll in the Master Scuba Diver course.

Knowledge Development

You’ll receive a NAUI Master Diver eLearning code, which you’ll need to complete in its entirety.

Open Water

During training, students will engage in a minimum of eight open-water dives, including the following required dives:

  • Emergency procedures and rescue
  • Deep/simulated decompression diving
  • Limited visibility or night diving
  • Underwater navigation – search and recovery – light salvage

You may also choose from many different dives for your elective dives, such as:

  • Skin diving
  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Boat diving

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need a light, slate, a watch that is waterproof up to 100 meters, and a surface marker buoy. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.

Come into the shop! We’ll have you fill out some paperwork and get you set up with all the information and gear you’ll need.

Looking to become a SCUBA professional? Check out our Divemaster Candidate (DMC) Program! Your Master Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.