Step 2 of 3 towards full certification!
- 3 hr3 hours
- 220 US dollars$220
- Haigh Quarry / Underwater Safaris/ Elk Grove Park Pavilion
This course guides you in applying the theoretical knowledge you've gained during the theory class (required!). You will learn and practice essential breathing, safety, and underwater swimming skills for safe and effective dives up to 12 feet. You will have a chance to hold your breath for up to 4 min and swim underwater up to 82 feet on a single breath. During the winter months, this course takes place in a pool at Underwater Safaris scuba shop; in the summer, we venture out to the beautiful Haigh Quarry! Optional: Confined Water certificates are available for an additional $25. Note: The theory class is a required pre-requisite for the Confined and Open Water courses. EQUIPMENT: Snorkel* Mask* Fins Weight belt 3-7 mm wetsuit (depending on water temperature) Assorted weights *We ask that you provide the snorkel and mask, as these are personal items. The rest of the equipment can be rented or borrowed from us.
STUDENT RESCHEDULE AND CANCELLATIONS To maintain reasonable pricing for the certification classes, and to promote respect and fairness to your fellow freedivers' time and efforts, we have a strict cancellation policy: A cancellation two or more weeks prior to a class: refund of the tuition fee minus $25 administration fee. A cancellation less than 10 days before the class - No refund, but credit for a future class with $50 administration fee. A cancellation less than 72 hours before the class / NO SHOW - No refund, No credit except with proof of a medical or family emergency; in such a case, credit for a future class is allowed with $50 administration fee. CHICAGO FREEDIVING CANCELLATIONS There are times when it is not safe to dive due to adverse weather conditions (like thunderstorms, strong winds, extreme temperature, etc.) When a class is canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond Chicago Freediving instructor control we try our best to accommodate the needs of the students. We offer the option to pay $25 in order to hold a dive spot in upcoming class (as the numbers permit). When the availability is open you are welcome to pay the $25, and join for any open water class you need in order to complete your certifications.