Basic Certifications

NAUI Open Water — $475

Get certified up to 60 feet and the ability to dive with another certified diver!  Includes the NAUI eLearning program!

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

You’ll need to visit our store to receive your NAUI eLearning Code. eLearning allows you to learn at home at your own pace. All eLearning must be completed before you can attend your pool sessions.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yards continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 3-5 confined pool dives

Open Water

  • Four open water dives (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 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.

Fine tune your skills and increase your depth up to 130 feet to dive with sharks, in caves, and check out cool wrecks, oh my! Receive a 10% discount off NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver if you purchase this cert prior to finishing your OW cert.

PADI Open Water — $525

Get certified up to 60 feet and the ability to dive with another certified diver!

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

You’ll receive the PADI learning materials, which you’ll need to read in its entirety. You will have to pass four 10 question quizzes, and one 50 question final. All testing must be completed before you can attend your first pool session.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yards continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 3-5 confined pool dives

Open Water

  • Four open water dives (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 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.

Fine tune your skills and increase your depth to 100 feet to dive with sharks, in caves, and check out cool wrecks, oh my! Receive a 10% discount off PADI Advanced Open Water if you purchase this cert prior to finishing your OW cert.

NAUI Passport Diver — $295

Get certified up to 40 feet with the restriction of diving with a Divemaster or Instructor.

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

You’ll receive the NAUI materials which you will need to read in its entirety. There will be an exam that follows which you will take at LSC.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yards continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 2-4 confined pool dives

Open Water

  • Two open water dives (one day at the quarry)

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need 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.

Increase your depth up to 60 feet and the ability to dive with another certified “buddy” as a NAUI Scuba Diver!

PADI Scuba Diver — $310

Get certified up to 40 feet with the restriction of diving with a Divemaster or Instructor.

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

You’ll receive the PADI learning materials, which you’ll need to read in its entirety.  There will be quizzes and an exam that follows which you will take at LSC.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yard continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 2-4 confined pool dives

Open Water

  • Two open water dives (one day at the quarry)

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your open water dives, you will need 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.

Increase your depth up to 60 feet and the ability to dive with another certified “buddy” as a PADI Open Water Diver!

University Course – $250

Are you a student, faculty, and/or staff member interested in taking a scuba course at your university? We currently teach a 6 week course at University of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University. If you think your school needs a scuba program, we do too! Get in contact with us by email or phone.

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

You’ll need to visit our store to receive your NAUI eLearning Code. eLearning allows you to learn at home at your own pace. All eLearning must be completed before you can attend your pool sessions.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yard continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 3-5 confined pool dives

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. 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.

Completing your full certification by signing up for your open water dives at the quarry with us between June and October!

NAUI Jr. Open Water Scuba Diver — $475

For ages 10-17

Get certified up to 60 feet and the ability to dive with another certified diver! 

Students certified through this offer receive priority registration for Learn Scuba Chicago’s Youth Dive Club where they can hone their diving skills and knowledge with their peers while working on advanced certifications.

Students will complete a medical questionnaire as major medical issues may prohibit scuba diving. Liability waivers must also be signed prior to starting the program.

Knowledge Development

You’ll need to visit our store to receive your NAUI eLearning Code. eLearning allows you to learn at home at your own pace. All eLearning must be completed before you can attend your pool sessions.

Confined Water

  • Two basic swim tests — 200 yard continuous swimming (un-timed) and 10 minute water tread
  • A minimum of 3-5 confined pool dives

Open Water

  • 4 Open water dives (two half days at the quarry*)

*Quarry admission ($25 a day) not included

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. For your Open Water dives, you will need a watch that is waterproof up to 100 meters and a surface marker bouy. 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.

Fine tune your skills and increase your depth up to 120 feet to dive with sharks, in caves, and check out cool wrecks, oh my! Receive a 10% discount off NAUI Jr. Advanced Scuba Diver if you purchase this cert prior to finishing your Jr. OW cert.

Students certified through this offer receive priority registration for Learn Scuba Chicago’s Youth Dive Club where they can hone their diving skills and knowledge with their peers.

Casual Refresher — $50

Are you a fellow underwater adventurer, but its been a while since you dove? No worries, we’ll get you in tip top shape in no time with our refresher course!

If you are planning on heading out on a trip soon, or just want to reacquainted with the underwater world, come join us at one of our many pool locations. Our crew will help you ease back into your sea legs, and get you as comfortable as you were when you first got certified!

You must hold a certification to take this class, as it is a review of skills you’ve already mastered.

You’ll be able to practice assembly and dis-assembly of gear, and remember what it’s like to carry all that weight with you above and below water. After a short briefing, you’ll reconquer skill sets, and then practice anything else you’d like, especially buoyancy.

You will need your own mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba-fins. If your in need of something, please find the best gear at the most affordable prices at our shop.

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.

Join our dive community! We have plenty of events and trips to get you back into the swing of things.

Snorkeling  $29

Not ready to plunge to depths unknown, and would rather splash around on the surface? Snorkeling makes every vacation that much more memorable, and allows you experience and witness unimaginable sights. We’ll prepare you to see all the water’s wonders from afar, and even free dive down to get a closer look.

You’ll get personal training on the fundamentals of controlling your buoyancy on the surface, and get comfortable with mouth breathing. Once you feel set with those skills, you’ll begin to practice free diving, in which you hold your breath and use force to push yourself underwater. The more practice you get, the better, so sessions are unlimited.

You will need your own mask, fins and snorkel. You can purchase or rent gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop.

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.

Now that you’ve mastered skills on the surface, let’s get you breathing underwater! Nothing beats being able to stay down and hang with the critters, so sign up for a Discover Dive today! If you know you’re ready to jump right in, our Naui Scuba Diver Certification is waiting for you!