• 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.

  • Chicago Water Forum: From the Great Lakes to Our Taps

    Haymarket Pub & Brewery

    *** This is not a CSM event, but may be of interest to some of our members *** What do you know about where your water comes from? Where it goes after it’s down your drain? Have questions about lead pipes? Come learn from academic experts, environmental activists, and government officials about all things related to Chicagoland water. Come to Haymarket Brewery on February 24th from 6- 8pm to learn from academic experts, environmental activists, and government officials about all things related to Chicagoland water. This event is a collaboration between Research!America, Illinois Science Council, and a coalition of science groups from University of Chicago, University of Illinois – Chicago and Northwestern University. Light refreshments included with registration, food and drink available for purchase. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED: https://www.facebook.com/events/609985826235682/

  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival - day 1

    One Rotary Center

    * This is not a CSM event * * You are responsible for your own tickets * The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a two-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston. Different movies are shown on the two separate days of the festival. This is the festival's 9th year in Evanston! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League), and was started in part to help environmental organizations like the EEA grow their membership. The festival offers a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films covering a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about the future of our planet. General admission tickets are $12 Parking will be available in the One Rotary Center building parking garage (which is in the same building as the theater). This garage can be entered from the north side of Grove St., just west of Sherman Ave. There is also street parking nearby and public parking garages within two blocks at 821 Davis St. and 1501 Sherman Ave. (Holiday Inn lower level). ---- Main website: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ Buying tickets: https://evanstonenvironment.org/event-3667888 Film descriptions: https://evanstonenvironment.org/filmfestdescs

  • Wave Film Fest-Feb. 29th!

    Film Row Cinema

    This is not a CSM event, but should be of interest to our members. As many of you may know, our local dive show, Our World Underwater, has been canceled for this year. This show will be sorely missed. However, a group of presenters have decided to put together a day long underwater film festival. It will be on February 29th at Columbia College and will start at 10:00am. The event is FREE. There will also be a fund raising party afterwards for those interested. The schedule is still evolving, so go to the website link below for updates. WAVE FILM FESTIVAL! A celebration of our waters through film and visual arts Start your decade off with a splash and join us for the inaugural Wave Film Fest. Immerse yourself in the underwater world through the eyes of world renowned underwater filmmakers, photographers, and artists on February 29, 2020. This celebration of our global ocean will include screenings of original short films, panel sessions, round tables, meet and greet moments with ocean conservation champions and organizations, and an exciting evening event where great minds can connect. Start a wave of change with us and connect through creativity, collaboration, and conservation at Columbia College Chicago as we share visual stories and explore ways to love and protect Earth's precious aquatic resources. Together, we will work toward creating a bluer, more sustainable future with 20/20 vision in 2020. https://wavefilmfest.com/index.html

  • Feb./March Meetup-Jennifer Idol and The Lens of Adventure!

    To accommodate the Wave Film Festival on February 29th, we are combining our February and March Meetup so we can bring in one of the festivals feature presenters-Jennifer Idol. She is a marvelous photographer who has explored all kinds of underwater environments. She is the first woman to document diving in all 50 states of the U.S.! Lens of Adventure What stories do we tell through our images? Where do they lead us? And what isn't told through our images? Join Jennifer Idol on a journey of exploration through photography as she shares how one journey leads to the next. From helping people connect to our local waters to helping divers engage personally with wildlife on expeditions, Jennifer will share the raw story of getting the shot and how it relates to the world around us. Website uwDesigner.com Bio Jennifer Idol is a designer, author, and underwater photographer recognized as a PADI® Ambassadiver (2017 and 2018) and a member of the Ocean Artists Society. Her photography and articles have been published in periodicals such as DIVER, SCUBA Diving, and Alert Diver. She earned more than 29 certifications. She began a quest to document American waters in her book An American Immersion and became the first woman to dive in all 50 states. 7:00pm Meet & Greet (you can order food & drink!) 7:30pm Meeting and Announcements 8:00pm Presentation

  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival - day 2

    One Rotary Center

    * This is not a CSM event * * You are responsible for your own tickets * The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a two-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston. Different movies are shown on the two separate days of the festival. This is the festival's 9th year in Evanston! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League), and was started in part to help environmental organizations like the EEA grow their membership. The festival offers a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films covering a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about the future of our planet. General admission tickets are $12 Parking will be available in the One Rotary Center building parking garage (which is in the same building as the theater). This garage can be entered from the north side of Grove St., just west of Sherman Ave. There is also street parking nearby and public parking garages within two blocks at 821 Davis St. and 1501 Sherman Ave. (Holiday Inn lower level). ---- Main website: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ Buying tickets: https://evanstonenvironment.org/event-3667958 Film descriptions: https://evanstonenvironment.org/filmfestdescs

  • NU Science Cafe - Scott Colborne (Shedd Aquarium)

    Firehouse Grill

    This is not a formal CSM event, but may be of interest to some members * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPEAKER Scott Colborne – Freshwater fish biologist at the Shedd Aquarium (stay tuned for details) Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible – much more so than a public lecture. It’s an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific ‘stuff’! No cover charge, EVER! Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone “in the know”. No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate. Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin “This might be a stupid question, but …” These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful

  • Dinner with Divers

    Needs a location

    April'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?

  • Dinner with Divers

    Needs a location

    May'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?

  • Dinner with Divers

    Needs a location

    June'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?