Great starting places are local water parks like Haigh Quarry near Kankakee, or Pearl Lake in South Beloit.  Join The Illinois Institute of Diving on any of our weekend quarry dives.

Haigh Quarry


Join The Illinois Institute of Diving for an evening of FUN!

One Friday each month from 3:00 pm till 10:30 pm IID holds a Diver Picnic at Haigh Quarry. This is an ideal way to meet other divers, keep your diving skills in practice, and just have plan old fashion FUN!

To increase the FUN, IID holds an underwater activity at each picnic. Whether it’s a treasure hunt, poker run, pumpkin carving, or something new! The lucky winners will receive a prize!

The cost is only $30.00 per diver and $15.00 per non-diver.
Included is the Quarry entrance fee, the food at the picnic, pop and water, and inclusion in the IID raffle event.

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Join IID on our Annual Dive Trip to

Join The Illinois Institute of Diving at Bonne Terre Mine
4 Mine Dives, and 2 Nights stay
for only $380.00 Per Diver based on Dbl. Occ.
Deposit of 100% required

This unique adventure, can be your "Dive to the Center of the Earth." Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is the world's largest fresh water dive resort. Water conditions remain constant year round with over 100 foot visibility. Sights include: mammoth architecture, cal falls, oar carts, scaffolding, grating, staircases, pillars, slurry pipes, the famed elevator shaft, and much more. Bonne Terre Mine is without a doubt one of the most unusual, beautiful, and relaxing full service dive resorts anywhere. Your accommodations located in the rolling foot hills of the Ozark mountains are elegant at the nearby 1909 Depot, or if you prefer a more casual atmosphere, the Divers Lodge, located at the Mine.

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The Great Lakes have more shipwrecks than any other location in the world!  Our front door is Lake Michigan with wrecks, right off the Loop in only 30 feet of water.  Because the lakes are fresh water there is very little decay of our wrecks and you can see history with your own eyes.

Once a month on a Saturday or Sunday in summer, we take divers to some of the best local shipwrecks on the lake. You need a advanced certification, or you can use these dives for part of the class requirement.

Yellow = Chicago Departure - Windy City Diving

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We dive the: The " Straits of Mackinac" @45-85 feet,
"Holly Barge & Dredge Illinois" @ 25 -40 feet,
"Wings of the Wind" @ 40 feet,
"Tug Tacoma" @ 35 feet,
"Prinz Willem V" @ 90 feet,
"Car ferry "Milwaukee" @ 125 feet,
"Dredge 906" @ 75 feet,
"Wisconsin" @ 130 feet

Click on shipwreck name above for detailed information on the shipwreck

 some technical deep wrecks we also dive:
(Must have additional training to dive these wrecks, Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures.)
 "E.M.B.A." @ 170 feet,
"St. Albans" @ 178 feet,
"Grace A. Channon" @ 198 feet,
to name a few.

Each diver must bring his/her own equipment including tanks and weights.  No equipment provided by the boat.  You can rent gear needed from IID.

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We depart 8:00 AM from Milwaukee WI.
Click here for map to dock.
or Winthrop Harbor.

Call IID for more Information and how to book your space on the boat.  (630) 469-3483
or email

Below are a few of the wrecks you can explore with The Illinois Institute of Diving.

Just traveling a little North to the wreck of the Wisconsin

Or out of Milwaukee is the Prinz Wilhelm V

Car Ferry Milwaukee

So come join IID on our next shipwreck dive!
Plus you can get your wreck penetration certificate.

Call IID to sign up for the next dive!

The Illinois Institute of Diving
245 W Roosevelt Rd, Building 2 Suite 8, West Chicago, Il 60185
800-How-Dive (469-3483) ~ 630-469-3483 Fax 630-469-3491
Map to IID Dive Center
Open: Monday thru Friday 11:00 am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00pm ~ Sunday by appointment ~ email

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