About S.E.

About S.E.

WE ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF PADI PROJECT AWARE, DAN & OUR WORLD-UNDERWATER PLUS A CHARTER MEMBER OF DEMA.

SCUBA EMPORIUM has been located in Chicago's south suburbs since 1974. Our facility is located in Orland Park which is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and is easily accessible from either of Chicago's airports and local interstates. We will gladly provide you with any directions needed to find us. We have a 7.500 Sq. Ft. store with two classrooms and a nice warm in ground heated pool. We offer classes daily from swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA. Our store has a very nice selection of mask, fins and snorkels along with swim products and of course some of the finest SCUBA equipment you can purchase. We sell major brands such as Aqua Lung, Mares, Sherwood, DUI, Sea Life cameras and much more.

You can begin a program from swimming, snorkeling or SCUBA Diver and move all the way through Instructor:  a great way to make extra income. We have three PADI Course Directors on staff, and a PADI Platinum Course Director. We also have five PADI Master Instructors and nine IDC staff Instructors eager to assist you and offer training.

O'HARE AIRPORT

Take 294 South to I-80 west to the Route 45/La Grange Road exit going north. After approximately 2 1/2 miles you will be at 167th Street. Turn left (west) and go one mile to 104th Avenue (stop sign). Turn right (north) and you will find us approximately 4 blocks down on the left (west) side of the street. You will see our sign and dive flags.

MIDWAY AIRPORT:

Follow Cicero Avenue south to 95th Street. Take a right at 95th Street (west) and go to La Grange Road/Route 45. Go left (south), through Orland Park, to 159th Street and turn right (west) on 159th Street and go a mile to 104th Avenue. Turn left (south) and we are approximately 4 blocks down on the right (west) side of the street. You will see our signs and flags.

INDIANA:

Take I-80 west to the Route 45/ La Grange Avenue north exit. Go north to 167th Street (there is a Gas City and a Wendy's at the intersection), turn left (west) and go a mile to 104th Avenue. Turn right (north) and go approximately 4 blocks. We are on the left (west) side; you will see our sign and flags.

FROM THE WEST:

Take I-80 east to the Rt. 45/La Grange Road north exit. Go north to 167th Street and turn left (west). There is a Gas City and Wendy's at the intersection. Head west for a mile to 104th Avenue and turn right (north) we are approximately 4 blocks down on the left (west) side of the street; look for our sign and flags.

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY:

Here at SCUBA EMPORIUM, we know your educational needs and realize the time needed to complete those needs. SCUBA EMPORIUM takes pride in keeping our programs small so we can give you all the attention you need. If you are well prepared for your program, you will find the small class size enjoyable, as well as it allowing you time to fine-tune any weak areas.

You will find that we normally go beyond the minimum standards needed to train divers. Please remember that all PADI courses are performance-based, our times and days do vary depending on your needs. We want you to succeed and will do all we can to assist you.