Testimonials

We had a group of 5 and we all had a great time getting certified. The classroom work wasn't too difficult or time consuming and we spent most of our class time in the water, which was helpful to really learn the skills we completed during the certification dives. Pearl Lake, where the certification dives were, was very interesting and we got to see some cool things while we were diving there as part of the class. It was also a great deal with the 2 for 1 special that was going on when we signed up. Overall, it was a convenient, reasonable, affordable way to get certified for anyone in northern Chicagoland or southern Wisconsin.​  

Alex Lescher

  • Lowest Prices in the Midwest
  • Private indoor heated pool
  • SCUBA gear and equipment
  • Kids programs
  • Dive Charters
  • Wreck Dives
  • Year round certification and training
  • Beginner SCUBA certification
  • World class certification for SDI and PADI
  • Open-water certification
  • Advanced adventure diver
  • 26 Specialty course offerings
  • Water safety equipment
  • Instructor Training 
  • Dive Master Training
  • Emergency Response Diving
  • SCUBA certification programs
  • Annual group trips

My family, including our children ages 12 & 14, had a referral and completed our open water certification dives through Loves Park Scuba. The staff was helpful, friendly, and ready when we arrived from out of town. We had a wonderful time diving with them at Pearl Lake. We want to come and dive again. Great experience!  Carrie Laizure

I had the best experience with the most knowledgeable teachers earning my open water dive certification!!! The classroom work was very easy to follow along with and the hands on underwater pool class was very relaxing and fun!! The instructors make you feel very at ease with your equipment and make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable before and during your open water dives!! I would recommend everyone use this school!!!

Joy Lewis


My wife and I just got our Open Water Scuba Certification at Loves Park Scuba. They were very accommodating to my work schedule allowing us to come in during two different sessions so that we could complete the course. They have a pool onsite, which is very convenient. Also, most of the class time was spent in the water getting hands on experience with the equipment and learning the scuba skills as a main focus. We felt very prepared to go on our open water dives in Pearl Lake. The lake is cool, lots of sunken things to look at and swim through.
Mitchell Vogrinc

My 10y/o son and I just went through the weekend open water dive classes and loved it. As we were both beginners, Dan was very accommodating and patient, yet firm with my son to verify his abilities. He made my son redo a few skills until he had them perfected so he would be safe in the water. Weekend class times were very convenient to a hectic lifestyle. Loved doing the pool work on site. Good location in Loves Park. Easily accessible from everywhere. Pearl Lake was great location for open water dives, not to mention the great cookout at the end of the last dive on Sunday. Stop saying that scuba is something you would like to try and just do it at Loves Park Scuba. You won't regret it!

Trevor Woodward

Absolutely LOVE this place. The staff here is wonderful very nice people. Made sure we understood everything. My training instructor was Tom and he went above and beyond going out of his way to make sure I knew what I was doing and that I was comfortable doing all of the skills in the water. I appreciate all of the help and hard work this team puts into helping their students get all of the proper information needed to dive. I highly recommend them. = )

Heather Villa

This was the best 4 days of my life. I have never seen a more intelligent helpful group of people. Scuba diving with them made it just that much more fun. I would have never got my scuba certification if it weren't for these people. Thank you so much.

A Deforest

Loves Park Scuba

Home of award winning scuba lessons ~ Established 1984

7307 N. Alpine Road ~ Loves Park, Illinois  61111 ~ 815-633-6969