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Whether on land or at sea, our passion for safety and fun in the water is reflected in everything we do.

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Scuba

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Why us

Expert scuba training for a lifetime of aquatic adventures.

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We provide a full range of premium brands and equipment repair services.

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Classes

Speciality classes to put your best fin forward.

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Make the most of your trip by getting certified before you go.

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We’re committed to safety and personalized instruction at all age levels, building your comfort level so you can have fun in the water.

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This place has helped my sons go from barely swimming to serious swimmers. So grateful for their strategic approach and great teachers!

— Kristin G.

The staff at DiVentures is great and really takes time to teach each child in ways that benefit them and their capabilities! My 2 1/2 year old is always comfortable with them.  

— Terra P.

My kiddos love this place! I just wanted to mention how much it meant to me that your dedicated instructors took the extra time to make my youngest comfortable with going into the water. On the way home she told me she loves her new water friends.

— Jennifer F.

Travel

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Make lasting memories with our guided, full-service diving trips.

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Table Rock Lake

You’ll be diving Table Rock Lake from the DiVentures boat at State Park Marina. The lake is full of interesting dive sites and above average water conditions. Lake visibility is very good by lake standards throughout the summer. You can enjoy feeding beautiful and friendly long-ear sunfish by hand. Curious bass detect divers and will check you out, cautiously swimming around you. Crawdads can be caught simply by overturning a few stones on any dive. Accommodations are not included in this package, but DiVentures can help arrange hotel accommodations at your request... Details

Mermet Springs

Join Trip Leader Marty Bunge on a weekend trip to Mermet Springs in Southern Illinois. Mermet Springs features 8.5 acres of crystal-clear water, 100-deep underwater cliffs, sunken wrecks, schools of colored, pre-historic looking fish and the famous Boeing 727 airplane used in the movie “US Marshals!” .. Details

St Lucia

Join Trip Leader Ted Fitzsimmons in St Lucia - one of the most scenic and ecologically rich locations in the Caribbean. You’ll enjoy the easily accessible and coral-rich house reef. The Anse Chastanet Reef has been voted one of the top five shore dives in the Caribbean. It’s located in the heart of St Lucia’s world renowned marine park and is home to more than 150 different species of fish, a 25-foot plateau and dramatic slopes that fall away to 140 feet. Be sure to keep your eyes open for flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Drop down over deeper dense coral growths to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. The reef has a remarkable ecosystem and is a great dive site for all abilities. Other dive sites are just a short boat ride across calm seas away and include Superman’s Flight, Coral Gardens, Jalouise, Piton Wall and the wreck of the Lesleen M... Details

La Paz – Trip Full

A favorite of Trip Leader Chad Binder, La Paz boasts an abundance of sites and over 700 species – you’re sure to enjoy a spectacular underwater adventure, whether you’re a beginner of advanced diver. Dive sites include Los Isoletes, the must-see spot home to over 300 friendly and playful sea lions. We’ll also visit El Bajo, which is best known for schooling hammerheads, the bay for whale sharks, and the Fang Ming wreck. While we can’t guarantee it, we hope to see whale sharks, hammerheads, sea lions, eagle and manta rays, several eel species and tropical reef fish. .. Details

Fiji – Trip Full

A favorite destination of Trip Leader Megan Oswald, and arguably one of the best locations in Fiji for a diving vacation, the reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world. With very little pollution and few boats, so you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemone, fish, turtles, colorful soft coral and reef sharks. The crew has many years of local experience ensuring we’ll dive superb sites for a truly unique experience. Most of the best sites are no more than a 20-minute boat ride... Details

Curacao

Your chance to help our reefs recover! Unfortunately, we've all seen the impact to coral reefs from climate change and environmental impact. On this trip, we're combining diving the great sites of Curacao with a chance to work with Ocean Encounters and Coral Restoration Foundation. You'll get three days of two-tank boat dives, plus a Coral Restoration Diver specialty class, and four dives focused on coral restoration -- including hands-on coral farming and transplanting. Join Trip Leader JoAnn Haack on this unique volun-tourism trip! We highly recommend completing the Perfect Buoyancy class before this trip... Details

Cozumel

Join Trip Leaders Alyssa Gumm and Doug Junge on a Cozumel trip with all of the ingredients for a great dive getaway – friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, towering coral formations, warm water, great visibility and white sandy beaches. Most dive sites are found within the national marine park, where you can find 26 types of coral, with more than 100 subspecies, and more than 500 fish species, including the endemic splendid toadfish and loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles. Most dive sites are a short 5-15-minute boat ride away. From shallow dives to secluded, seldom visited, current-swept dives, there’s a dive for everyone... Details

Cuba

Your chance to dive the famous Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), as spectacularly beautiful and wild as when Columbus named it over 500 years ago. Covering more than 837 square miles, Gardens of the Queen is one of the largest and healthiest marine parks in the Caribbean. The protected area allows no more than 300 divers a year, so the marine life doesn't fear humans and their natural curiosity creates unbelievable close encounters. Sightings of silky sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, whale sharks, jewfish, and hawksbill turtles are common. Our Trip Leader is Frank Wells... Details

Cozumel

Join Trip Leader Megan Oswald on a Cozumel trip with all of the ingredients for a great dive getaway – friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, towering coral formations, warm water, great visibility and white sandy beaches. Most dive sites are found within the national marine park, where you can find 26 types of coral, with more than 100 subspecies, and more than 500 fish species, including the endemic splendid toadfish and loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles. The dive sites are a short 5-15-minute boat ride away. From shallow dives to secluded, seldom visited, current-swept dives, there’s a dive for everyone... Details

Grand Turk

Grand Turk is acclaimed for its beautiful dive sites and world-renowned wall, which starts at depths of just 30 feet. The color and health of the wall is amazing, as is the amount of sea life we will see. At this time of year, we will likely hear the whales on most dives, see dolphins, eagle rays, turtles and friendly groupers. The majority of the dives will be within a five-minute boat ride and surface intervals will be spent at the beach. The diving is easy, relaxing and beautiful. Perfect for all levels of divers. Christine Hughey and Wade Gibson are our Trip Leaders... Details

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The only way to visit all of the fantastic reefs in the large Raja Ampat region is by a liveaboard like the luxurious Aurora. The archipelago includes over 1,500 small isles, cays and shoals surrounding four main islands Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. The area is a labyrinth of straits between small sandstone islands eroded by waves. The marine life diversity is considerably greater than all other areas sampled in the coral triangle. The moderate currents bring nutrients which means lots of healthy fish and coral. You can expect to see enormous schools of fish, sharks like wobbegongs, large groups of manta rays and turtles, pygmy seahorse, and possibly even get to snorkel with dolphins or passing whales. Advanced Open Water certification is recommended for this trip... Details

Truk Lagoon – Trip Full

Join Trip Leader Chris Hill diving in Truk Lagoon for an adventure you’ll never forget! WWII wrecks are scattered across 77 square miles and covered with marine life. You’ll find fascinating history, healthy marine life and the world’s largest concentration of divable wrecks. You’ll see an abundance of incredible tropical fish, anemones, gorgonians and eagle ways. You can expect calm surface conditions, warm water, excellent visibility and little current. Advanced Open Water certification is recommended for this trip... Details

Komodo, Indonesia

The diving with Trip Leader Cathi Roberts promises to be near perfect with incredible diversity and density of marine life, plus divemasters rated amongst the most knowledgeable in the region. Komodo is a great chance to enjoy all your favorite types of diving styles. Pack your log-book with everything from exhilarating drift dives, to treasure-hunting muck dives, shallow reefs to deep water sea mounts, coral gardens and fantastic wall dives to pinnacles and open ocean dives. Meet creatures great and small, from manta and mola to pygmies and nudis. All this, while sailing through a stunning island landscape. Experience for yourself why this destination has been rated one of the world's greatest diving areas. Limited availability... Details

Australia

Enjoy spectacular biodiversity, exciting big fish action, shark encounters and excellent visibility during this rare opportunity to visit the remote and pristine reefs of the far northern Great Barrier Reef. We’ll be diving some of the best dive sites in the Coral Sea and on the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ribbon Reefs sit right on the edge of the Continental Shelf, bringing in an upswelling of nutrient rich water that attracts large fish populations and diverse coral species. We’ll see hundreds of turtles at the world’s biggest green turtle nesting site. There is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. We’ll usually dive 3 sites per day, up to five dives a day. Less experienced divers receive site orientations as necessary, while experienced divers are given the freedom to plan their own dives... Details

Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Trip Full

The diving promises to be near perfect with incredible diversity and density of marine live, plus divemasters rated amongst the most knowledgeable in the region. Trip Leader Frank Wells was so impressed with a similar trip in June 2017, he’s going back on this trip in 2020. Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, the waters of Raja Ampat region are home to the most colorful and pristine soft coral reefs, as well as creatures like walking sharks, mantas and pygmies. Raja Ampat boasts over 1,300 reef fish, 25 endemic species, 12 marine mammals, five species of endangered sea turtles, 600 hard corals and 75% of all known coral species. From black sand muck dives to crystal clear drift dives, Indonesia is a place to visit time and time again; once is never enough!.. Details

Top-rated for adventure.

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Biggest and best dive shop!
The staff and instructors are super friendly and active promoters in the dive community. I highly recommend DiVentures for anyone even a little bit interested in diving.

— mybroker1

Open Water Certification Course/Instructors
We took our course the beginning of July over a weekend and felt the course was well led. The instructors never made us feel rushed or under pressure, and the skills were taught at a very comfortable pace.

— Mark W.

Great facility, staff and training
My family all recently took training for our open water diving at DiVentures. The staff, instructors, sales, everyone has been so helpful and does a great job. Training is outstanding.

— James K.

What a great experience
I went to their shop being very much a novice to the scuba experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. They had me take an introduction class, and it blew me away. While I was waiting, I decided to ask the other people their impression of DiVentures, and everyone could not have been more praising.

— Jeff H.