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Milwaukee’s favorite dive center – Aquatic Adventures

Founded in January 2000, Aquatic Adventures, Inc. is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a western suburb of Milwaukee. We are committed to transforming and enriching people’s lives through scuba diving and snorkeling. Come enjoy the underwater world by letting us help you earn a scuba diving certification.

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Advanced Open Water

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A few weeks ago I began my Advanced Open Water certification. Jerry, my Open Water instructor, was my instructor again for Advanced Open Water. My classmates were three guys, and my dive buddy was a guy who had only been diving in warm tropical water before. He thought seeing a wreck on Lake Michigan would be exciting, but he wasn’t thrilled about going to Pearl Lake in Illinois for some of our dives because he thought it would be boring.

The dives we were doing for our certification were Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Navigator, Search and Recovery, Wreck Diving and Deep Diving. Jerry had us come to the store on a Thursday to go over the bookwork and practice using a compass and tying knots.

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Explore Underwater Archaeology

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Are you interested in Underwater Archaeology? I am, but I had difficulty finding a training course in the Southeast Wisconsin area. During my visit to “Our World Underwater” in Chicago last winter, I stopped at the Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago booth. My goal was to determine if they would be hosting any training classes. They suggested I contact Dr. Mark Holley at Northwestern Michigan College. After accessing the college website, I discovered the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) program hosted by the school as a part of their college curriculum.

The Nautical Archaeology Society’s principal aim is to “promote the preservation of the nautical heritage for the benefit of current and future generations”. One of several ways the NAS accomplishes that is through the NAS training program which was established in 1968. The training program is made up of these four courses:

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Beginning Scuba – Part 5

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After a lot of help from Jenny and Ben, two of Aquatic Adventures’ instructors, I was able to complete the pool training for my Open Water certification. I took a lot longer than the one weekend most people complete pool training in, but that was okay since I began the class in February and I couldn’t do my check out dives until the lakes thawed out.

Jerry, my instructor, would not take me to Pearl Lake, where we did the check out dives, earlier than June without taking the drysuit class because he was worried I would get too cold in a wetsuit. I ended up doing the dives at the end of June, when the water had warmed up nicely.