Scuba Emporium is joining the Dive Right In Scuba Family, and is now Dive Right In Scuba: Orland!

Scuba Emporium is joining the Dive Right In Scuba Family,
and is now Dive Right In Scuba: Orland!

We are happy to announce that as of Today, Scuba Emporium has now joined the Dive Right In Scuba family. From today on, it will be Dive Right In Scuba Orland! Scuba Emporium has been located in Chicago's south suburbs since 1974. The facility is located approximately 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and offers a 7,500 sq. ft. store with two classrooms and a nice, warm, in-ground heated pool. The new location is at: 16336 South 104th Avenue Orland Park, IL 60467

What does this mean for Dive Right in Scuba?

Not only are we adding this fantastic retail space, but we are also expanding our services:

  • In-house Hydro inspections
  • Heated pool
  • New swim programs
  • Additional and convenient location
  • Veteran program
Special Thanks to Patrick and Sherry Hammer...

Patrick Hammer is a dive industry icon, a PADI Platinum Course Director, and has even taken on the challenge of creating a Dive Show. We are honored to keep Patrick with our programs and continue to grow the Instructor Development programs through PADI! This will be great for those looking to become Instructors all over the world as Patrick gets to focus on his biggest passion, teaching. Sherry is a PADI Master Instructor, and would like to focus on youth programs.Join us in giving a big thanks to Patrick Hammer and Sherry for their past commitments to the Dive Community and world, as we all take a huge next step forward.

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ERD 1

This entry level emergency response diving course is designed to give the public safety diver the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of a public safety dive team and is OSHA and NFPA compliant. Topics such as problem solving, tender skills, search patterns and evidence handling are covered just to name a few. Dive skills include executing search patterns, victim recovery, emergency procedures and decontamination procedures among others.  ERD I also serves as a prerequisite to ERD Ops Components courses. 

  • A General orientation of the following topics is also included:
  • OSHA Standards
  • Extreme Limitations of the Rescue exemption policy for PSD
  • Scene Control
  • Dealing with bystanders and the media

The dive operations are orientated toward tethered diving ops with some discussion of free swimming patterns and their limitations and applications.  Emphasis is placed on the rescue operations for all team members who experience difficulties during a dive deployment and also performing other safety diver activities.  Long days of hands on training and diving!  Come ready to get tired, but have a great time and learn a lot of knowledge from our experienced PSD Instructors! ERDI will take the student from Open Water to an Emergency Response Diver. Topics include but are not limited to; Team organization, witness interviews, determining last seen point, equipment and configuration, underwater problem solving, tethered diving and patterns and victim recovery.

Day 1 - Classroom teachings with pool skill testing and obstacle course

Day 2 - Classroom teachings and then to local lake/quarry for search patterns and training

Day 3 - Classroom teachings and then to local river to learn how to handle currents
** We do travel for training and your price will be the same even if we come to you….just add travel expenses and a minimum class size of 4**

Recognized by the State of Illinois and MABAS as an approved class for Public Safety Search and Rescue / Recovery.

Candidates for ERDI must have their own drysuit and full face mask
Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in an open water setting as well as have a minimum of 2 logged open water dives in the last 6 months. Good time to sell a refresher class
Candidates must also be able to pass the IADRS swim test http://www.iadrs.org/media/IADRS_Watermanship_Test_and_Annual_SCUBA_Skills_Review.pdf


Email Us or Call Us at 1-815-267-8400 to Signup Today.