Did You Know??


Did You Know at Scuba Emporium....
  • We are the highest rated PADI facility in the Midwest
  • We have been teaching diving for over forty years
  • We update yearly to make sure we stay on top of things
  • We are licensed as a vocational school
  • Several people have received significant college credits learning to scuba dive, saving them money going through college 
  • We are a Career Development Center. 
  • We can take you from an Openwater Diver to and beyond Instructor
  • We offer programs to Military Veterans that may qualify for free continuing education, all the way to Instructor
  • Patrick Hammer owner of SCUBA EMPORIUM is the longest active Course Director that PADI has. (A Course Director can teach everything from Openwater to Instructor on the way to becoming a Course Director) It is the highest level of leadership PADI offers. Patrick has earned the Platinum status every year that PADI has offered it!
  • Patrick has taught well over 10,000 happy divers
  • Patrick is the recipient of the DEMA Reaching Out Award. This is a life time achievement award voted on by peers in the entire Dive Industry World Wide 
  • We keep our scuba classes small to ensure you will get the best quality attention 
  • We offer non-diving classes for water enthusiasts. These classes include Project Aware, The History of Diving, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, and more.....