Local Dive Trips

Several times each summer, LSC packs up our big RV and heads out for a weekend to nearby dive sites. Our camping trips have taken us all over the Midwest, from the old underwater mines outside of St. Louis to beautiful Door County in Wisconsin. When we’re not exploring deep waters, you find us gathered around campfires playing games and grilling out. Better than s’mores, Aaron’s famous peanut butter chocolate bananas are not to be missed! These trips are great because they don’t require the time and monetary commitment of trips to warmer climates. No airplanes, hotels, or fussing involved. We head out on Friday and come home Sunday—the perfect way to get some diving in and experiencing some amazing Midwest beauty. We typically do wreck dives on these adventures, and in the cold, fresh waters of Lake Michigan and surrounding waterways are the perfect environment to see some AWESOME wrecks. They are well preserved!

Check out our trips coming up in 2016!

Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin | July 15, 2016

This summer our first camping trip destination is to the pristine shores of northern Door County, Wisconsin. The Potawatomi State Park is a 1,225-acre natural preserve located on Sturgeon Bay. Established in 1928, the park offers scenic hiking trails, and clean waters. The camp sites are tranquil, and tidy. You don’t need any special training or equipment to dive at Sturgeon Bay—everything will be provided to allow you to enjoy the adventure.


Scuba Diving in Sturgeon Bay

We will enter the water from the shore. $150 per diver, and $99 per non-diver guest will include park entry fee, food and campsite for 2 nights, one day of diving, scuba tanks, wetsuits, and gear. The day will be unrushed; evenings will be laid back. We will be sleeping in tents so bring your camping gear including tent, sleeping bag, warm blankets, and towels. We will coordinate sleeping arrangements beforehand to make sure everyone has a spot. Please call or email the store to get reserve your place. This is going to make great memories. More details to follow, but you can also call the store for the inside scoop!

Local Dive Trips from recent past…

Bonne Terre, St. Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2015Bonne Terre Mines

Our first scuba camping trip will be from June 26 through June 28 in a small town just outside of St. Louis. Join Learn Scuba Chicago (LSC) as we explore the underwater mines of Bonne Terre. We planned this adventure to coincide with Bonne Terre’s annual charity drive treasure hunt. You don’t need any special training or certification – simple Open Water Certification – everything will be provided to allow you to explore these well lite mystical caverns. LSC will offer special discounts on new drysuit gear and drysuit training for anyone ready to become the envy of the group. We will be camping at St. Francois State Park. Pricing is still being worked out, but email the store to get on the list to hold your spot. More details to follow, but you can also call the store for the inside scoop!