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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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Underwater Pumpkin Carving-Haigh Quarry

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All of you are invited to take part in an annual fall classic at Haigh Quarry: The 2022 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Dive in sponsorship with the Illinois Council of Skin and Scuba Divers. Come out and enjoy a day of diving, one of which will be with a pumpkin for you to carve while underwater. Show off your great diving skills and artistic talents during this fun event. The day will include: - Diving - Enjoying good food - Carving pumpkins while underwater. Also, join us as we hope to see if the winners from the past years' competition will repeat their award winning efforts! People should finish carving their pumpkins and have them on the presentation table by 1:00.

Pumpkins are provided. Make sure to bring extra weights. We usually clean our pumpkin above water. There will be prizes for pumpkin carving skills in several categories. The Council will provide grilled item and condiments, but please feel free to bring a dish to share if you want.

This is a free event, but as always, there is a $25 entrance fee for the Quarry.

Always a fun event. The fish are very friendly!

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Closing Day at Haigh Quarry

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This will be our chance to say "Goodbye" to the quarry after another great year of diving. This will be a low key event, but we might have some brats and burgers to grill, depending on what people are interested in. This is a great way to end the local dive season. Regular quarry entrance fee of $25 will apply.

BONAIRE 2023- SEASON IX- THE SCUBA SHOW

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Hi Everyone!! It's that time again!! An amazing deal and exciting adventure to Bonaire!!! 1 week in the shore diving capital of the world!!

7 nights featuring a plethora of trip inclusions for this salt laden area! Something for everyone including non divers!!

Jr. Suite Lagoon accommodations
12 boat tank dives- 2 each morning
6 days of unlimited air fills
(Also a fantastic house reef!)
1 night dive
Marine park fee ($45)
Nitrox for certified divers
Tanks, weights and weight belts
All inclusive breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!
All drinks non alcohol and premium grade upgrade for alcohol!
Annual T shirt
CSM sustaining annual membership ($20)
Mid week- off site resort meal
Friday excursion
Free WIFI
Safety Deposit Box
Airport transfers- Round trip
All resort taxes and fees (Dive staff and tips NOT included)
5 star PADI dive center on premises
Pick up trucks and full coverage insurance
And so much more!!!

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED but running $[masked] at this time.

DAN is NOT included but mandatory. (Or equivalent)
Valid passport needed with 6 months still remaining.
COVID tests NOT INCLUDED though at this time...no Covid test needed to enter the country.

Roommates will be first come first serve.

Diver package $2485
Non Diver package $2185

Single Supplement $1023

Payments broken down into 3 making this such an easy trip to attend!

$1000 non refundable deposit to book your room! Payments due in June, August and Oct.

Not enuf room to share all of the details for you! If interested, I will be happy to send a brochure! Contact me at[masked] with any questions. Or...u can email me at [masked]

PLEASE don't wait to book!! With the extremely reduced price and the interest of our members to date, this trip will fill up fast!!

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CSM trip to Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

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Join CSM in 2022 for a trip to Indonesia

  • 11 days, 10 nights, 26 dives of the finest muck diving in the world
  • Staying at the highly regarded NAD Lembeh Resort. Diver to guide ratio of 2:1
  • Lodging, diving with Nitrox, meals and transfers included for $2,120* per person sharing with a roommate, $330 single supplement (for $2,450 total)
  • $400 deposit secures your spot
  • March 13-23, 2022 at the resort

The resort has 10 beachfront rooms and 5 more upscale bungalows. Every room has A/C. The restaurant is buffet style and there is a full bar to relax in as well. There is a camera room with a spot for everyone including plenty of charging ports.

The diving in Lembeh Strait is world-famous for its critters: rare nudibranchs, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, blue ring octopuses, hairy shrimp, squat lobsters, orangutan crabs, etc. You’ll think you’ve entered a whole new macro universe! The diving here is muck diving, so excellent buoyancy and situational awareness are important.

There is generally little current, maximum depths are about 80 ft, and water temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s. The resort gives a guide/critter finder to every two divers, nearly unheard of in diving! Since
you only have one other person diving with you and your dive guide, your dives can last as long as you still have air and bottom time on your computer... some dives can last an hour and a half!

Your cost includes your room, lodging, 3 dives per day including nitrox, airport transfers, and your 2022 CSM Sustaining Membership (required of all participants). It doesn’t include airfare, visas, tips, or optional extras you may choose to add. If our group is large enough, we will get an additional discount from the resort. Your costs may end up being LOWER than what’s quoted.

For full details see https://drive.google.com/file/d/16T9EkaZWXcJBXZmFWOuKeYz8SC6fUKj2/view?usp=sharing

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