Night Diver - Dry Suit Diver - Underwater Environment - Underwater Photographer - Search & Recovery - Hunter & Collector - Cavern Diver - Cave Diver - Wreck Exterior Survey - Wreck Penetration - Ice Diver - Deep Diver


Night Diver

This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge  needed to maximize the experience and enjoyment and to minimize the risks of diving at night. (May be for skin or scuba divers.)

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage is to include planning and preparation, night diving equipment, procedures, problems, hazards, navigation and buddy system techniques.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Night Dives

Cost $199.00
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Dry Suit Diver

Dry suit diving has become increasingly popular in recent years. While dry suits were once used almost exclusively for situations such as ice diving or deep wreck diving, many sport divers are now using dry suits regularly for every day sport dives all over the world. Material technology, valve design, and zipper reliability have all improved to a point where dry suits deliver greater value per dollar for cold and temperate water diving. This course is to provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and maximize the experiences in dry suit diving. It will train scuba divers to properly use and maintain dry suits. By learning proper dry suit use and maintenance, you will extend your opportunities for diving to year-round.  Dry suits also can increase the number of comfortable dives you can do per day, lower your air consumption, and expand your enjoyment

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Open Water Dives

Cost $199.00 or FREE with purchase of Drysuit from IID
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Underwater Environment

This course is to expose the diver to the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on the local area. This course will draw much of the subject material from related sciences, e.g., oceanography, limnology, geology, biology and ecology. The use of movies, slides and handouts are an important part of this course. Trips to aquariums and oceanariums will be most helpful. Effort, will be made to expose the student divers to several diving environments, e.g., lake vs. ocean, rocky reef vs. sand beach. (May be for skin or scuba divers.)

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Subjects covered are as follows:

Plant and animal life - identification, relationships, dangers, regulations, uses - food collections and aquaria. Conservation and pollution - problem areas and possible solutions. Water movement and characteristics - tides, currents, waves and surf, temperature, pressure, density, buoyancy, visibility and sound. Shore, bottom and surface conditions - features, hazards, natural aids to navigation and wind effects. Diving locations - sources of information, use of charts, arranging and planning of dives.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Dives

Cost $199.00
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Underwater Photographer

This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to enjoy underwater photography. This is a course of underwater photography techniques.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include underwater photographic equipment, films, photo techniques, lighting techniques, fundamentals of photography, underwater camera techniques and underwater photo problems.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Divers will actually take underwater photographs and have the results reviewed and critiqued. Activities of other diving courses may be used to provide photographic opportunities.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Dives

Cost $199.00
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Search & Recovery

This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to do those underwater tasks commonly needed by the experienced recreational diver and maximize the experience, to minimize the risks of such tasks.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Specific subject areas covered are as follows:

Underwater navigation provides the diver with the skills needed to use a compass and natural aids for orientation, in order to establish position, get about and find particular locations while submerged. The theory, problems, methods, equipment, distance/time relationships and use of charts will be included.
Limited visibility diving - prepares the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to function and minimize the risk of diving in turbid water and at night. The problems, methods, equipment, hazards and cautions, plus safety procedures will be included.
Search methods - provide the diver with the background to understand and select a search pattern and then perform a search using proper techniques. The problems, methods, procedures and equipment will be included.
Light salvage or recovery - prepares the diver to handle the recovery of small to intermediate-size objects with limited equipment. The theory, problems, hazards, methods, equipment and principles involved are to be covered. The necessary rigging and knot tying will also be included.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Dives

Cost $199.00
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Hunter & Collector

This course will provide the diver with the skills and knowledge necessary to spearfish, take game and collect specimens while minimizing the diving risks of such activities, and maximize the experiences. (May be for skin or scuba divers.)

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include skin diving techniques, hazards and cautions, safety concerns, equipment, conservation, fishing laws and regulations, sportsmanship, specific techniques, utilizing the catch, selecting specimens, preservation, shell collecting, aquaria and diving locations. Conservation material from the Underwater Environment course will also to be included.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Certified or Junior Certification

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Dives

Cost $199.00
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Cavern Diver

This course is instructed in a suitable cavern environment such as our Florida trips or similar locations.  This course is to provide the diver with the fundamental skills and knowledge for cavern diving, and describes the dangers involved with cave diving. The course will conform to the standards of the Cave Diving Section of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other recognized training standard.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification:  Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

4+ Dives

Cost - Call for Current Pricing
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Cave Diver

This course is instructed in a suitable cavern environment such as our Florida trips or similar locations.  This course extends the material presented in the Cavern Diving Course, and is to provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills required to minimize risks and gain experience in cave diving. The course will conform to the standards of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other recognized training standard.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification: Cavern Diver certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

4+ Dives

Cost - Call for Current Pricing
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Wreck Exterior Survey

This course will provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize experiences and minimize risks in wreck diving. Wreck diving (external survey) is defined as diving around a sunken vessel, aircraft or debris field.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include safety, hazards and cautions, special risks of overhead environments, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment (additions and modifications), location of wrecks, sources for information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artifacts, treasure, salvage, archaeology and appropriate material from other specialty courses. If altitude diving is involved, altitude procedures and flying after diving shall be covered.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification: Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION
4 Class Rooms (3 hours each)
2 Pool Sessions
2 Dives Minimum

Cost - $199.00
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Wreck Penetration

This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize experiences and minimize risks in wreck diving. Wreck diving (penetration) is defined as diving inside a sunken vessel, aircraft or similar structure.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include safety, hazards and cautions, special risks of overhead environments, gas management, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment (additions and modifications), location of wrecks, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artifacts, treasure, salvage, archaeology and appropriate material from other specialty courses. If altitude diving is involved, altitude procedures and flying after diving shall be covered.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification: Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required.  Wreck Diver (External Survey) certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

3 Dives

Cost - Call for Current Pricing
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Ice Diver

This course will provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and maximize experiences in ice diving. Ice diving is defined as a penetration under solid ice.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include fresh water diving, purpose, planning, organization, operation, procedures, problems, special risks of overhead environments, gas management, personnel, visibility, equipment (additions and modifications), first aid for hypothermia and frostbite, techniques, surface support, communications, hazards and cautions, lost diver, emergency procedures, plus search and rescue and limited visibility diving and if appropriate, altitude diving procedures.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification: Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

3 Dives

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Deep Diver

This course will provide the diver with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for stage decompression. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 (18 m) and 130 feet (40 m). Training dives will not to be conducted beyond 130 feet (40 m).

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Coverage will include purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving. Decompression procedures are to include nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (definition, cause, symptoms, signs, first aid and prevention) history of decompression, concepts, use of dive computers, definition of terms, problems, principles and techniques. Complete coverage of Repetitive Dive Tables, work sheets, problem solutions, exceptions and dive planning will also be included. Altitude diving, flying after diving and hyperbaric chamber access and operation will be included, as well as other short- and long-term deep diving hazards.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age. Minimum is 18 years. Certification: Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required.

COMPLETION FOR CERTIFICATION

2 Dives

Cost - Call for Current Pricing
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The Illinois Institute of Diving
438 Roosevelt Road Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
(Across the street from McDonald's)
800-How-Dive (469-3483) ~ 630-469-3483 Fax 630-469-3491
Map to IID Dive Center
Open: Monday thru Friday 11:00 am - 8:00pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00pm ~ Sunday by appointment
www.iidscuba.com ~ email scuba@iidscuba.com