A not-for-profit organization based in LaGrange, Illinois. Our club was established in 1956, making it one of the oldest dive clubs in the country. We now have close to 200 members from coast to coast.
The Diveheart Foundation was founded in Early 2001 and is a non-profit tax exempt 501 (C) (3) national organization chartered in the state of Illinois. The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational SCUBA diving and snorkeling experience programs that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.
It is the "CAN DO" spirit that Diveheart hopes to instill in all its participants by giving them the confidence and independence that allows them to face their own life challenges and overcome barriers that before might have seemed insurmountable. Through SCUBA diving, the Diveheart Foundation supports and facilitates programs that teach children and adults with disabilities to fly. Thanks to the wonder of the water column, the oceans and lakes of the world become the forgiving weightless environment of outer space, giving perfect buoyancy to a child or adult who would otherwise struggle on land.
Des Plaines, Il. 60017
Our meetings are held the fourth Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the
Tap House Grill
1472 Market Street, Suite 103-A, Des Plaines, IL
Dedicated to the study and preservation of Illinois' shipwrecks
Meeting every last Wednesday of the month
Chicago Maritime Museum
1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010
Chicago, IL 60609
(Parking on north side of building)
(Enter back door, down stairs to lower level)
The Windy City Seals (WCS) is a family oriented sports organization in Chicago, IL whose member interests focus on the promotion of scuba diving, environmental conservation, and education. The club welcomes non-divers, dive students, and other interested people as well as certified divers of all experience levels.
Members of the WCS meet every 3rd Saturday in "odd" months (Jan, Mar, May...) At Carver Park Field House 939 E. 132nd Street. Chicago, Illinois 60627. The club plans dive excursions to exotic destination every year and is a chapter of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS). Check NABS out at www.nabsdivers.org.
In addition to leading dive trips the WCS host a number of fun activities for the membership throughout the year as well as community service focused events.
(a) Promote scuba diving, water safety, aquatic skills and environmental awareness/conservation;
(b) Sponsor scuba diving trips and open water educational experiences;
(c) Promote the development of educational programs for people in the African American community, which will stimulate interest and knowledge in diving for recreational and career opportunities.
(d) Be an official chapter of the National Association of Black SCUBA Divers (when eligible) by conforming to NABS regulations, paying appropriate fees and promoting NABS activities and events.