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We are a dive club with an emphasis on diving! We take local and warm water trips, and participate in lots of social, educational, and conservation activities.

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Season 6- The Scuba Show - COZUMEL MEXICO Jan 18- Jan 25, 2020

THE SCUBA SHOW- SEASON VI WELL EVERYONE…IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!!!! I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO FIND OUT WHERE THIS YEAR’S VENUE IS GOING TO TAKE US………………WAIT FOR IT……………. CLOSER TO HOME AND DIVING AT IT’S FINEST!!! THIS LOCALE IS ON 2ND LARGEST REEF SYSTEM ON THE PLANET , SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER AND FINEST DIVING IN THE WORLD, AS WELL AS A DRIFT DIVING LOCATION EXTRODINAIRE!! HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S…….. COZUMEL MEXICO!! The SIXTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Not sure we are going to be able to top our last one but I think this trip is going to be AMAZING! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!! Lots of incredible diving and the world famous drift diving! This year the lucky resort hosting this wonderful group will be: HOTEL COZUMEL!! Hotel Cozumel is situated on a private beach on the west shore of Cozumel Mexico, bordered to the North by the town of Cozumel and to the West by a turquoise lagoon protected by the reef. The island is moderate size with a length of 28 miles and a width of just 9 miles. All rooms are Pool View Rooms! SO GET THOSE DEPOSITS IN EARLY!!!!! (Our contract at the resort holds a maximum total of 30 persons only) ROOM AMENITIES INCLUDE: ◾1 KING SIZE BED OR TWO DOUBLE BEDS ◾A/C ◾DIRECT DIALING TELEPHONE ◾TUB/SHOWER ◾CABLE TV ◾COMPLEMENTARY WI-FI ◾ROOM SERVICE ◾SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES • Private bathroom with shower • Housekeeping service is provided daily. • Private balcony or patio with sun loungers • Seating area All rooms and buildings within Hotel Cozumel are smoke-free AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!! THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: • 7 Nights standard pool view room • 5 Days of 2 tank morning standard trips 8:30 AM • 4 Days of 1 tank afternoon trips 3PM (same day as 2 tank morning std trip) • Welcome Tank for buoyancy/equipment check shore dive on arrival date • Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers • • Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included) • • Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day, (buffet style) snacks and domestic drinks. Includes meal gratuities • All drinks- alcohol included • T-shirt • 1 night dive • Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax • 1-hour welcome cocktail hour at beach club • Special Table set for farewell dinner • 1 group photo per person • Complimentary Wi-Fi • $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee • Still trying to include a Friday afternoon group event *****Snorkelers can also join us on the boats for an additional cost**** ****Please note there IS Nitrox available at Dive Paradise**** It is your only additional option at $10 per tank- 80 cc or $16 per 100 cc Pool View Rooms Diver Non Diver $[masked] $[masked] Single Supplement $278.00 additional $500.00 Non- Refundable Deposit due by June 1, 2018. Balance of Trip due by October 1, 2019 or reservations will be released. Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. All packages based on double occupancy. Single Supplements available . Package does NOT include: • Flights to Cancun or Cozumel (Presently running $500-$620) • Baggage Costs • Trip Insurance Fee - (Can be waived) • Dan Insurance fee- Mandatory • Passport fees • Equipment rentals • Scooter or watercraft rental OPTIONS: • Wednesday night dinner- off of resort- $40-60 pp estimated (to be collected on site) • Nitrox $10 per tank- 80cc or $16 per tank for 100 cc If you would like a full brochure or more information about this trip, please contact myself or Robert Hughes. I can be reached at[masked] or [masked]. Rob is reachable at[masked] or at [masked].

January Meetup-Lynn Funkhouser and the Philippines!

Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

Happy 2020 All! We are meeting a little later this month so as not to collide with our Scuba Show in Cozumel. We will be starting the year out right with one of our favorite presenters, Lynn Funkhouser. She is a wonderful underwater photographer who has been an advocate for the Philippines for many years. Lynn Funkhouser is an internationally published photographer, author, lecturer, environmentalist, adventuress, and leader in dive travel. She has been diving/photographing in the Philippines since 1975, diving over 264 islands. Lynn was inducted into the inaugural Women Divers Hall of Fame, 2000, & Diver of the Year for Arts, BTS 2014. THE PHILIPPNIES - The Most Fun and DIVErse Underwater and Above. The Philippines has been scientifically proven to be the most bioDIVEerse in the world, underwater and above. She will be showing 8 fun & fabulous diving areas of the Philippine - Anilao, Puerto Galera, Tubbataha, Dumaguete, Apo Island, Oslob, Malapascua, and Ticao. Filipinos are known for their smiles and hospitality. Adding that to the spectacular diving and amazing critters makes this Lynn's favorite dive destination. 7:00- Meet and greet-order food an drink! 7:30- Meeting 8:00- Presentation Hope to see you all there!

Dinner with Divers - Evanston

That Little Mexican Cafe

For the month of June, we will be meeting in Evanston, IL at That Little Mexican Cafe (https://www.littlemexcafe.com/). Our DiNemaster will be Abhishek. We have a reservation for 15 people. We confirmed that each of us can order/pay separate checks. Is this a BYOB restaurant? No Parking info (if needed) Metered street parking is available. You may also take the UP-N Metra to the Davis Street stop in Evanston, or the Purple L train also to Davis Street stop. The nearest parking garage is at 1800 Maple Avenue. What's Dinner with Divers? No Agenda. No Presentation. Just Breathing with Buddies. We love our Monthly Chicago SCUBA Meetups listening to cool topics... but did you ever wish you could just spend some quality time with other SCUBA Divers living in Chicago? Maybe find out where they've been diving lately and where you might consider going next? See if you can find a compatible dive buddy? Connect with someone who may be organizing a trip soon?

Hyperbaric Chamber Dive

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

$25.00

The purpose of a hyperbaric chamber dive is to gain further knowledge about scuba diving safety, the benefits of hyperbaric treatment and to experience nitrogen narcosis in a safe environment. This course has been offered since 1994 and is intended for recreational scuba divers and professional divers alike. The course includes a slide presentation followed by a bounce dive to the equivalent of 130 feet of sea water. You will be essentially diving on dry land. You should log this dive! This is a state of the art facility used for treating a number of different conditions, including decompression sickness suffered by divers. The session will start on 9:00am and is scheduled to 11:30 in the morning. In 2004, Lutheran General installed a new, state-of-the-art, computer-driven center, with the latest technological breakthroughs. The multiplace facility can provide treatment for 12 patients at a time, with comfortable seating, radio and TV entertainment and interaction with a qualified health professional during the duration of the treatment. The only other hyperbaric locations in Illinois are monoplace (one-person) facilities that require patients to lie in a small isolation chamber during treatment. This is a unique opportunity to explore this technology. You are encouraged to bring balloons, ping pong balls, and other items that will help demonstrate what you experience underwater, and might not realize. This is an educational and fun event. You need to be a certified diver to participate. Please bring your "C" card. Also, if you generally have problems with clearing your ears underwater, you will find you might have more problems in a chamber dive. You need to equalize your ears more frequently in air then you do underwater. Price will be $25.

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