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 Captain Dale's
 Des Plaines, IL.
 (847) 640-8113
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Basic Specialties:
Boat Diver
Drift Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Equipment Specialist
Multilevel Diver
Night Diver
Peak Performance
    Buoyancy
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater
    Photographer
  Advanced Specialties:
Cavern Diver
Deep Diver
Enriched Air Diver
Ice Diver
Search & Recovery
    Diver

Wreck Diver
  Dive Master   Master Scuba Diver
    Assistant Instructor Instructor
Technical Courses:
Fundamentals of
    Technical Diving

Advanced Nitrox Diver
Technical Wreck Diver
Trimix  Diver
Advanced Trimix Diver
Rebreather Diver
Trimix Gas Blender
    Master Scuba Diver Path
    Instructor Path
         

Skin Diver
Make the most of your next vacation by learning to skin dive. Two methods of snorkel clearing, surface dives, entry and exit techniques, proper equipment and safety guidelines are presented in practical pool session.
Pre-requisite: Must be 8 years or older.
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Open Water Training
Learn to scuba dive in a relaxed, stress-free environment. This course is comprised of both academic orientation and practical pool dives, followed by four open water training dives. In the orientation sessions, you will learn quickly and easily while viewing interesting audio-visual programs and through instructor presentations. These interactive sessions are designed to review and elaborate on the information you have previously read about at home from your Open Water Dive manual. Practical pool training sessions focus on becoming comfortable with scuba equipment and developing the skills used in scuba diving. During the four enjoyable, open water training dives, students are closely supervised as they apply the skills and knowledge that have been learned in both the orientation sessions and pool dives. Student referrals for open water training dives are available. Open Water Diver certification is awarded upon successful completion of the academics, pool dives, and open water dives.

Scuba equipment for both pool and open water training dives, Open Water Diver manual, dive planner, all other course materials, Certification fee, and log book are included in the course fee.
Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older, with basic swimming skills. Students provide mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots, and entry fees for open water training dives. Both group and private instruction are available.

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Advanced Open Water
Become a more comfortable diver while continuing to develop and enhance your diving skills and knowledge. Captain Dale's Advanced Open Water course is comprised of five open water dives: deep dive, night dive, underwater navigation, & two additional elective doves of your choice, all completed over 2 days. Elective dive choices include: boat dive, dry suit dive, multi-level dive, search and recovery dive, underwater naturalist dive, underwater photography dive, or wreck dive. Before each dive you will review the materials from your course manual with your instructor as part of the pre-dive briefing. No exams or finals required. Advanced Open Water Dive manual for training is included in the course fee. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Medic First Aid
Divers & non-divers learn the skills and knowledge necessary to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. This PADI course is taught at a layman's level. Eight hour classroom session. Course materials provided.
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Rescue Diver
Continue to build your confidence and skills as a diver by learning how to lend assistance to others and yourself. The Rescue Diver course will prepare you to deal with unexpected situations that may arise while diving, in addition to recognizing and preventing potential diving emergencies before they occur. You will learn about self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, and emergency management procedures. The course is conducted in three parts: Class room, practical pool training sessions, and open water dives. Pre-requisite: Medic First Aid and Advanced Open Water or equivalent. While not required, completion of the DAN Oxygen Provider course is highly recommended.
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Dive Master
The Dive master program is designed for those interested in becoming a more experienced diver or diving leader. Navigation, leadership, dive organization, more about diving equipment, diver problem recognition, dive tables, diving physics and physiology are among the topics and skills covered within this comprehensive course of classroom and practical pool training sessions, in conjunction with open water dives. Approximately 60 hours of training. Pre-requisite: Rescue Diver.
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Master Scuba Diver
A Rescue Diver with 5 specialties can become a Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest non-professional rating that you can receive.
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Assistant Instructor
Learn the fundamentals of teaching, including classroom delivery techniques, how to develop academic teaching presentations, and lesson preparation during this phase of your instructor development. The Assistant Instructor program is personalized and tailored to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to enter an Instructor position. Many students participating in the Assistant Instructor program think of it as an IDC Prep Course. Pre-requisite: Dive master.
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Boat Diver
Learn first hand from an experienced United States Coast Guard Captain and SCUBA Instructor about boats, vessels, safety considerations, emergency procedures, boat handling techniques, and nautical terminology. Two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Drysuit Diver
Learn how to 'dive dry'. You will develop the skills required to dive safely with a dry suit; including how to achieve buoyancy, make controlled ascents, and manage the air around your body. One pool session and two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Equipment Specialist
Examine and maintain your regulators, gauges, tanks, buoyancy control devices, and valves to prevent equipment problems as well as how to make minor repairs. The basics of making repairs on wet suits, dry suits, hoods, boots, and gloves are also taught. Two classroom sessions. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Multilevel Diver
Plan, organize, and execute safe multilevel diving by understanding the theory behind dive tables and dive computers. One classroom and two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Night Diver
Night diving offers an exciting opportunity to explore the nocturnal side of aquatic life. How to navigate in darkness, proper techniques for limited visibility conditions and lighting at night are among the topics to be covered. Three open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Peak Performance Buoyancy
Refine your buoyancy control techniques for optimal diving enjoyment. Learn how weight distribution and equipment usage effects buoyancy, as well as techniques to fine tune buoyancy throughout your dive. Two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Underwater Naturalist
Study different aquatic life, plants, bottom composition at different depths and areas. One classroom session and two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Underwater Navigator
Never be lost again! Expand and master the compass skills you've learned in other courses. Introduction to other navigation tools as well. Three open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Underwater Photography
Learn how to capture the beauty of the underwater to share with the family and friends. Topics include a review of underwater photography equipment, understanding key principles, and problem solving in underwater photography. One classroom and two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Cavern Diver
Master the skills and techniques required to venture into a cavern. Training includes the use of lights, lines, feeds, and redundant breathing systems. Four open water dives and classroom. Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver
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Deep Diver
Expand upon your prior deep diving training by learning how to deep dive safely in currents, various visibility conditions, and temperature changes. Deep diving physics and physiology will be reviewed. Four open water dives. Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Enriched Air Diver
Enjoy increased bottom time by learning the procedures for safe, recreational no decompression diving with enriched air. One classroom session and two open water dives. Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Ice Diver
Techniques for properly planning, preparing, and diving under the ice are taught. Learn to cut a triangle in the ice, prepare safety harnesses, line tending, and emergency procedures. One classroom session and three open water dives. Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Search & Recovery Diver
Become familiar with proper search patterns and techniques, advanced compass usage, line tie-offs, and lifting devices to find and recover almost anything underwater. Four open water dives. Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Wreck Diver
Master the principles and skills necessary for safe and knowledgeable wreck diving. This includes how to identify the various types of wrecks, potential reasons why they went down, and how to safely penetrate a wreck. One classroom session and four open water dives. Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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Fundamentals of Technical Diving (Intro. to Tech. Diving)
This is an opportunity to dive with a Technical Instructor. You will work with the instructor to chart your path through the world of technical diving.
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Advanced Nitrox Diver
This program provides teaches the diver to use Nitrox with 40% to 100% Oxygen. The diver may elect to dive the mix on EANx tables or conservatively using their dive computers or air tables with an added diver safety margin. The Advanced Nitrox Diver certification can be taught as a single program but is usually combined with the Decompression Procedures course.
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Technical Advanced Wreck Diver
This program trains divers in safe wreck penetration diving and the technical utilization of Nitrox for wreck exploration and the use of Nitrox and oxygen for decompression.
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Trimix Diver
The Trimix Diver program is aimed at those who wish to dive in the zone between 130 fsw  and 190 fsw but are not comfortable doing so on air. The course uses normoxic mixtures.  Dives involve practicing and honing your technical diving skills.  All dives will be performed with two (2) stage cylinders.  This is an intense program enabling the graduate to be qualified to dive normoxic Trimix to 190 fsw. It does not qualify the diver to use hypoxic mixtures to participate in dives deeper than 200 fsw.
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Advanced Trimix Diver
The Advanced Trimix Diver program is dedicated to those individuals already involved in deep diving activities. The Trimix course is not designed to be used as an enticement to divers who are content to remain in normal recreational or Nitrox diving limits. Trimix affords a safer method for deep water exploration for divers who must dive deep or perform with a clear head in intermediate depths. The Advanced Trimix program establishes the need to be self-sufficient.  This Program qualifies the diver to use hypoxic mixes to dive to a maximum of 300 fsw.
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Rebreather Diver
This program is designed to teach the diver to use the Frog Rebreather.  The Frog rebreather can be used for diving with nitrox or trimix at various depths.  Instruction is tailored to the sppecific needs and experience of the diver.
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Trimix Gas Blender
This program has been designed to train competent personnel in the safe handling of oxygen and the preparation of Trimix.
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