This is your start to future destinations and adventures exploring shipwrecks and swimming with schools of fish! Experience the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Discover the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. Certified experts at Scuba Emporium will demonstrate and coach you on safe breathing and exploration as you complete pool dives. Gain insight on certification and the difference between pool and open water (ocean or lake) dives. You must be in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable swimming in the water to participate. Please bring appropriate swimwear (no two-piece swimsuits), flip flops, and a towel.  

*For this program students will travel in The Bridge Bus to an offsite location.  They will be going to Scuba Emporium, located at 16336 104th Avenue in Orland Park. Must have "Permission to Transport" indicated on Student Membership Application (check your Student Portal to make sure).

**FOR THIS PROGRAM, STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S). Students who do not turn in completed waivers to The Bridge Teen Center by Wednesday, June 19th will not be able to participate. Please click HERE or email

Program Full   This program is currently full. By clicking above, you will be added to the program wait list.

Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.