SCUBA Diving in Illinois and Indiana
Here are some of our favorite local (Midwest) dive sites. We run classes primarily in Haigh Quarry, Pearl Lake and Chillicothe Rec Center, but you'll often find us all over the Midwest, so call the store and see where we'll be next.
Looking for someplace exotic? Join us on one of our Trips coming up!
Located near Kankakee IL, MDS runs many classes at Haigh since there are so many different things for divers to see.
Click here for a map of Haigh attractions!
The closest site to Bloomington/Normal, Chillicothe Recreation Area is an RV park that also has a lake for SCUBA. You can pull your car within inches of the water, making setup extremely easy. The shallow depths provide lots of bottom time to see the boats, bus and airplane underwater. And an MDS tradition is to visit each September/October to see the tiny freshwater jellyfish unique to Chillicothe.
Click here for a map of Chillicothe attractions!
The Great Lakes are nearby and Milwaukee and Chicago are full of wrecks from the past 150 years, so each year MDS hosts trips to see them. Call the shop to see a part of the Midwest everyone knows about and no one has been to - UNDER the Great Lakes!