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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.

Upcoming events (5)

2020 CSM Photo and Video Contest

Online event

It's back! We will have our photo and video contest again this year. We'll have prizes in local, tropical and video categories as well as prizes for the best new photographer AND the most entertaining photo or video. See full rules and how to enter here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNgu5qfHNVZMwVuoyThwZgwN0UuCLTNb/view?usp=sharing The deadline for receiving materials is November 13 so that we can get things pulled together for the Show and Tell night. We can't wait to see your work!

November Meetup-Show and Tell Night!

Online event

Show and Tell Night! The November meeting has become our Show and Tell Night. This year, with it being online, it will be a little different, but still could be our best meeting of the year! Everyone is invited to bring their photo's and videos of their best dive experiences of the year (or any year). Please let us know in advance if you will be participating so we can plan. For this Zoom meeting, all submissions will be hosted by one of our Organizers and you will provide commentary. Email me at [masked] and I will forward you where to send your presentation. Presentations should be kept to around 5-10 minutes if we have a large number of participants. Let me know how long the presentation needs to be and we will work something out. This will be our last meeting of the year, so everyone should come! Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked]

Dinner with Divers

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December's Dinner with Divers will be at X in X. Our DiNemaster will be X. We have a reservation for 15 people. We confirmed that each of us can order/pay separate checks. 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?


THE SCUBA SHOW- SEASON VII WELL EVERYONE…IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!!!! I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO FIND OUT WHERE NEXT YEAR’S VENUE IS GOING TO TAKE US………………WAIT FOR IT……………. OUR MOST EXOTIC LOCALE YET!!! A SMALL ISLAND NATION IN SOUTH ASIA IN THE ARABIAN SEA OF THE INDIAN OCEAN!! SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER AND FINEST PELAGIC DIVING IN THE WORLD! NESTLED ½ WAY BETWEEN INDONESIA AND AFRICA. A GROUP OF 26 ATOLLS SPANNING 1900 DIFFERENT ISLANDS. IT’S THE WORLD’S LOWEST-LYING NATION RISING BARELY 4 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL (AT ITS HIGHEST POINT, A MERE 8 FT)!! IT LAYS ACROSS THE EQUATOR, 370 (600 km) MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIA. THE CAPITAL IS MALE. IT IS A WHITE SAND PARADISE!!! HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S…….. THE MALDIVES!! THE MV EMPEROR EXPLORER!!!!!! CSM’s first liveaboard adventure!!! HIGHLIGHTS • 22 dives a week (max. 4 dives a day) • Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics • North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations • South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck • Vaavu Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles • No minimum number of dives needed but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be strong. • Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives, Manta Madness and Pelagic Magic itineraries are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised. • All diving is from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided. Complimentary shared airport pick-up times are 11 am and 4 pm. Pickups can be arranged at other times from USD 15 per person. When do we leave??? I know that is what you are asking!!!!  JANUARY 17th through JANUARY 24th, 2021!!!!  All rooms are OCEAN VIEW Rooms!  LOL! Boat features • Camera Station • Massage • Audio & video entertainment • Library • Air Conditioned saloon • Aircon Cabins • Sun Deck • Indoor Saloon • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly • Custom built for diving • Charging stations • En-Suite bathrooms • Paid Internet • Non-Smoking Rooms • Seaview Cabins • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera • Dedicated Local & International Crew • Bar • Available for Charter • Spa ________________________________________ Diving • Free Nitrox The crew speaks English. Gear rental is also available at an additional cost. SO GET THOSE DEPOSITS IN EARLY!!!!! (Our contract for the ship holds a maximum total of 26 persons only)  ALL OCEAN VIEW ROOMS!!!!!!!  LOL! 3 Easy Payments: $[masked] Non- Refundable Deposit due by May 4, 2020! Second $1000 Non- Refundable Deposit will be due by July 1, 2020! Balance of Trip due by Sept. 8, 2020 or reservations will be released. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR THE FULL BROCHURE!! I COULD ONLY GET A SMALL PORTION OF THE DETAILS INCLUDED HERE! I have numerous photos and LOTS of additional information including the costs!!! We hope to see all of our returning Scuba Show participants as well as welcoming any newcomers to this annual event!! Each year it is getting better and better! We are proud to host this event annually and enjoy diving with all of you as our CSM family!!

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