About Scuba Emporium

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 masks, 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.


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 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.