• MWRD - Virtual Free Online Tour!

    Online event

    * * * This is not a formal CSM event, but may be of interest to many of our members. Advanced registration with MWRD is required. * * *

    Travel back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District reversed the Chicago River and developed wastewater treatment technology. Go behind the scenes and under water to see how we transform the water you use every day; descend 300 feet into the deep tunnel system, and watch our electrofishing crew at work sampling fish on the Chicago River.

    Our virtual tours are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

    Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqceivrzMjEtaJQWz3rXGz12CmXa_g_gBz

    FAQ about tours: https://mwrd.org/facility-and-virtual-tours

    MWRD history: https://mwrd.org/history

  • Dinner with Divers

    Location visible to members

    Palmer Place
    56 S. La Grange Rd, La Grange

    We will sit outside on the back patio if the weather is nice. Otherwise, look for us inside. If it’s raining or really cold out, and you do not feel comfortable eating inside, let me know so I can change the reservation.

    This dinner is hosted by Alice.

    Bring your mask (COVID, not SCUBA). You will have to wear it whenever a server is at your table:

    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?

  • MWRD - Virtual Free Online Tour!

    Online event

    * * * This is not a formal CSM event, but may be of interest to many of our members. Advanced registration with MWRD is required. * * *

    Travel back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District reversed the Chicago River and developed wastewater treatment technology. Go behind the scenes and under water to see how we transform the water you use every day; descend 300 feet into the deep tunnel system, and watch our electrofishing crew at work sampling fish on the Chicago River.

    Our virtual tours are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

    Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuqtqzIoHdJIJprPnquk-JJo8s-R7Ld_

    FAQ about tours: https://mwrd.org/facility-and-virtual-tours

    MWRD history: https://mwrd.org/history

  • THE CSM ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP - SEASON VIII- ST LUCIA

    Anse Chastanet Resort

    THE SCUBA SHOW-SEASON VIII
    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…………….
    THIS ONE IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME!!! AN ISLAND COUNTRY IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE BORDER WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!! IT IS THE ONLY SOVEREIGN NATION IN THE WORLD NAMED AFTER A HISTORICAL WOMAN.
    IT IS A VOLCANIC ISLAND WITH THE ONLY DRIVE IN VOLCANO IN THE WORLD AND WRAPPED IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST! IT HAS SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IS HOST TO OVER 150 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE! THE ENTIRE REGION IS VESTED INTO AN AWARD WINNING MARINE RESERVE (SMMA). IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. PART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, IT IS LOCATED NORTH/NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT, NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS AND SOUTH OF MARTINIQUE. IT HAS A LAND AREA OF 238 SQUARE MILES. ITS CAPITAL IS THE CASTRIES AND IT IS BORDERED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE INCREDIBLE PITON MOUNTAINS.
    HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S……..
    ST. LUCIA!!

    The EIGHTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Not sure we are going to be able to top The Maldives and our Season VII liveaboard Coronacation adventure, but I think this trip is going to be AMAZING! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!!
    Our gorgeous host resort will be the spectacular-
    Anse Chastenet!
    It is an amazing venue whose reputation for phenomenal scuba diving and world class food and service precedes it!!!
    The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
    This is a one of a kind resort and was inspired long before being “green” became fashionable!
    The rooms tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing trade winds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

    THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
    • 7 Nights Superior room
    • 12 Boat Dives
    • 2 Night Dives
    • Extra Scheduled Shore Diving
    • Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers
    • Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included)
    • Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day and afternoon tea/snacks. Includes meal gratuities
    • All non alcoholic drinks are included
    • Nitrox
    • T-shirt
    • Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Manager’s Cocktail Party
    • Use of beach chairs and towels
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee
    • Friday afternoon Group Excursion
    • Mini sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court and equipment
    • Mid Week Specialty Meal

    AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!!
    ***The costs of this trip are the best package rates available since 2018!! Due to Covid we have received an unbelievable opportunity for our group at this location! This is over ½ off regular rates for this stellar venue. These rates may never be available again! This is why CSM is taking advantage of this incredible deal for 2022!

    Superior Hillside/Ocean View Rooms

    Diver Non Diver
    $[masked] $[masked]
    Single Supplement $[masked] additional

    3 Easy Payments:

    $[masked] Non-Refundable Deposit due by April 16, 2021
    Second $1000 Non-Refundable Deposit will be due by July 16, 2021!
    Balance of Trip due by Oct 16, 2021

    Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
    All packages based on double occupancy.

    Please phone, text or email me for additional information/brochure
    Hope you all can join us!! Look forward to diving with you all soon!

    Julie Scheibe[masked] or [masked]

  • CSM trip to Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

    Lembeh Island

    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 7-17, 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