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LOCAL DIVING ADVENTURES LDA

FUN DIVING! Y-KIKI'S LOCAL DIVING ADVENTURES PROGRAM

Welcome to Fun Diving, and if you’re newly certified, welcome to diving!

You may have heard the saying, “Five years from now you will be the same person you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet.” Likewise, I would say that five years from now you will be the same diver you are today, except for the classes you take and the divers you dive with.

Our Fun Diving “Club” includes a core group of avid divers who are very proficient, experienced, and enthusiastic about sharing their love of diving with whomever chooses to join us on any given outing, whether it is one of the scheduled Local Diving Adventures sponsored by Y-kiki Divers or an additional outing that we add to the mix and invite all to attend.

Especially welcome is anyone who does not have a buddy or who is a little insecure about their current skills. We always have on hand a skilled and patient buddy who will truly enjoy diving with you and offering any guidance or assistance you may want. Really. This is one of the main purposes of the Fun Diving “Club”. We will stay within your limits and comfort zone when we dive with you, and not consider it to be any kind of imposition. On occasion we will also send out an invitation for an excursion that requires a minimum level of experience, such as a wreck diving weekend on Lake Michigan. When this occurs the invite will clearly state what depths you need to be certified for and whether equipment such as a drysuit is advisable.

The only way to get better at diving is to go diving, and the best way to get better is to go diving with divers who are more skilled than you. Acquiring more skills now on local dives will greatly enhance your enjoyment and safety when you make your trips to exotic destinations. Imagine being able to focus on what you are seeing, experiencing, or photographing, because you no longer need to concentrate on your buoyancy control and manipulating your equipment.

In conclusion, our priorities when we go out fun diving are:
    Safety first, always
    Having fun, both in the water and when sharing surface intervals and meals
    Acquiring and improving on diving skills

Have questions? Whether general diving questions or questions specific to one of our planned dive outings… bring them on! You may e-mail me or call/visit Y-kiki Divers to get your questions answered: Bill Harrison, bill.deepblue@gmail.com.

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Here's what we have planned for 2022! RSVP to the below events at the bottom of the page or by calling one of the shops.
JANUARY
Jan. 1: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ Polar Bear Plunge

FEBRUARY
February 3 starting at 6:30pm:  Virtual or in-person at our Chesterfield store on choosing and using Dive Computers.  Hosted by Valerie Elliott, owner of Y-kiki Divers

MARCH
March 5:  Principia School Pool, 1-4pm:  Pool Session ~ Buoyancy coaching/gear checkouts

APRIL
April 30 & May 1: Poker Run & Fun Dives ~ Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois

MAY
May 28 & 29 (Memorial Day Weekend): Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, Kentucky ~ Zombie Apocalypse Diver & Fun Dives

JUNE
June 11 & 12: Table Rock Lake ~ Dive Against Debris

JULY
July 1-3: Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI ~ Wreck Dives
July 16: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ PADI Women Dive Day
July 29-31: Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI ~ Wreck Dives

AUGUST
August 20 & 21: Table Rock Lake ~ Fun Dives

SEPTEMBER
September 3 & 4 (Labor Day Weekend): Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, Kentucky ~ Zombie Apocalypse & Fun Dives

OCTOBER
October 7-10: Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas ~ Houseboat Trip & Dive Against Debris

October 15: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ Annual “Soak Your Gourd” Underwater Pumpkin Carving event

NOVEMBER
November 5 & 6: Fun Dives ~ Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois

DECEMBER
December 3: Underwater Pictures with Scuba Santa & Annual Food Drive benefitting St. Louis Area Foodbank

JANUARY 2023
January 1, 2023: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ Polar Bear Plunge

RSVP for any of the events below. There is no charge to attend any of our Fun Dive events, but you are responsible for entry fees, hotels, meals, air, etc.

  Start Date Course Location   Price    
11 Jun 2022 Dive Against Debris 6/11/2022 Table Rock Lake US$ 50.00

Dive Against Debris Diver

Dive 1
Sat 11 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Table Rock Lake
Dive 2
Sat 11 Jun 2022
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Table Rock Lake

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11 Jun 2022 Fund Dives 6/11/22 Table Rock Lake -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 11 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Table Rock Lake
Diving 2
Sun 12 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Table Rock Lake

Dive Against Debris and fun dives at Table Rock Lake. If you want to earn the Dive Against Debris specialty certification you need to register for that separately, this is just an RSVP for the fun dives.

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20 Aug 2022 Tble Rock Lake ~ Fun Dives Table Rock Lake -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 20 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Table Rock Lake
Diving 2
Sun 21 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake. If you want to earn any specialties you need to register for separately, this is just an RSVP for the fun dives.

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03 Sep 2022 Zombie Apoc 9/3/2022 Pennyroyal US$ 150.00

Zombie Apocalypse Diver

Open Water Dives
Sat 03 Sep 2022
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal

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03 Sep 2022 Fun Dives - 9/3-4 Pennyroyal -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 03 Sep 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal
Diving 2
Sun 04 Sep 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal

Zombie Apocalypse and Fun Dives at Pennyroyal (sign up for the Zombie Apocalypse separately from this registration - you are only RSVP'ng for the fun dives here). Divers are responsible for entry fees. Reserve rental gear by contacting one of the shops.

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15 Oct 2022 Undrwtr Pmpkn Crv 10/15/2022 Mermet Springs US$ 40.00

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Specialist

Class
Sat 15 Oct 2022
09:00 AM
90 minutes
Mermet Springs
Dives
Sat 15 Oct 2022
10:30 AM
90 minutes
Mermet Springs

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15 Oct 2022 Soak Your Gourd 10/15/22 Mermet Springs US$ 50.00

Soak Your Gourd

Soak Your Gourd
Sat 15 Oct 2022
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Mermet Springs

Underwate Pumpkin Carving and Fun Dives (sign up for the Underwater Pumpkin Carving specialty separately from this registration - you are only paying for the event here). Fee includes lunch and a shirt to commemorate the fun.
Divers are responsible for entry fees.
Reserve rental gear by contacting one of the shops.
Non-divers - register here.

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05 Nov 2022 Fun Dives - 11/5 & 6 Mermet Springs -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 05 Nov 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Mermet Springs
Diving 2
Sun 06 Nov 2022
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Mermet Springs

Fun Dives at Mermet. Divers are responsible for entry fees. Reserve rental gear by contacting one of the shops.

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