Courses

Click here for a flowchart of PADI classes!
 
Click on a class below for more information. For course and book prices, go to Price Lists

Snorkeling





* 1 day

Discover Diving Course



 

* 1 day

Open Water Diver Course





* 7 weeks - Why so long?

Advanced Open Water Diver





* 2 days at least, 5 dives

Emergency First Response





* 1 day

$50

 

 

Spend a fun afternoon or evening in the pool learning snorkeling skills! Great for the whole family and beginners.

$75 

 

 

Spend an afternoon getting aquainted with the basics of SCUBA diving and try it out in the pool! No equipment necessary. 

$399

$374 (NU Students)

 

Get SCUBA certified with the PADI Open Water certification course! Must take this course to get any other PADI certification. We provide books/gear in this class. Training dives not included.

$299 

    +$54.95 for book 

 

To become an Advanced Open Water Diver, you have to complete 5 dives: 1 navigation dive, 1 deep dive, and 3 of your choice! Advanced can be easily completed on an Elmer's trip or in the lake!

$135

     +$18.95 for book

 

An afternoon learning important CPR and First Aid skills that also is a PADI Rescue Diver course prerequisite. 

Rescue Diver 



 

 

* 3 days

Master SCUBA Diver





* Meets minimum Requirements

$325

    +$74.95 for materials

 

Become a PADI Rescue Diver and learn how to take care of yourself and other divers in an emergency situation. Consists of a pool session, online or classroom session, and a weekend at the Quarry. 

$30 for Master Diver card

 

Get a Master SCUBA Diver card and reach the highest non-professional level for PADI. Minimum requirements: 50 logged dives, PADI Rescue Diver, at least 12 years old, and five PADI Specialty certifications.

$135

    +$101.95 for materials

 

A Nitrox certification allows you to stay underwater longer, get back into the water sooner, and can reduce fatigue! Almost necessary for local diving, Nitrox is a couple-hour course that doesn't involve pool time. 

$299

     +$73.95 for materials 

No more shivering dives in thick wet suits once you get dry suit diver certified! This course consists of a confined water dive, and two open water dives. Dry suit rental not included for open water dives.

$325

    +$73.95 for materials

Confidentially explore the mysterious world of shipwrecks with a PADI Wreck Diver certification! The class consists of one classroom session, two confined dives, and two open water dives on a wreck. 

PADI Specialty Courses



* about 1-2 days per course

Divemaster course

 

*6-12 mos

Varying Prices 

 

 

PADI Specialty courses range from Night Diver to Underwater Photography. Our most popular are Enriched Air (Nitrox), Dry Suit Diverand Wreck Diver

$850

  +$279.95 for materials

 

Become a PADI Professional leader and take your diving knowledge and training further with a Divemaster certification. Help with Open Water classes and training dives and get a comprehensive look at diving and teaching others to dive.

 

  

 

The TDI Intro to Tech class is a perfect starting point for any serious divers looking to get into technical diving. It will introduce you to tech procedures such as advanced buoyancy control and gear configuration, and serve as an intro to Advanced Nitrox and Deco diving!

 

  

 

This course prepares you for planned decompression diving at a MOD of 150 ft. This course combined with Advanced Nitrox and Intro to Tech will be the foundation for your technical diving. 

 

  

 

We offer a selection of advanced classes such as Advanced Nitrox (EAN 22%-100%), Trimix, Advanced Trimix, and Advanced Wreck Penetration

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Sat 11am-5pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

 

Elmer's Watersports

1310 Oakton St. 

Evanston, IL 60202 

(847) 475-7946

myron@elmerswatersports.com

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