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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 2023! RSVP to the below events at the bottom of the page or by calling one of the shops.

DECEMBER 2022
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

FEBRUARY
February 1, 2023: starting at 6:30 pm:  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 4, 2023: Principia School Pool, 1-4pm:  Pool Session ~ Buoyancy coaching/gear checkouts

APRIL
April 29-30, 2023: Poker Run & Fun Dives ~ Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois

MAY 
May 27-28, 2023: (Memorial Day Weekend) Pennyroyal Scuba Center, Hopkinsville, KY ~ Fun Dives and Zombie Apocalypse Diver

JUNE
June 23-25, 2023: Great Lakes Wreck Diving, Mackinaw

JULY
July 15, 2023: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ PADI Women Dive Day

July 29-30, 2023: Table Rock Lake ~ Fun Dives

AUGUST
August 26-27, 2023: Table Rock Lake ~ Fun Dives

SEPTEMBER 
September 8-10, 2023: Pennyroyal Scuba Center, Hopkinsville, KY ~ Fun Dives and Zombie Apocalypse Diver

OCTOBER
October 6-9, 2023: Bull Shoals Houseboat Weekend

October 14, 2023: Mermet Springs Soak Your Gourd Pumpkin Carve Dive

NOVEMBER
November 4-5, 2023: Fun Dives ~ Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois

DECEMBER
December 2, 2023: Underwater Pictures with Scuba Santa & Annual Food Drive benefitting St. Louis Area Foodbank

JANUARY 2024
January 1, 2024: 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    
10 Dec 2022 Crew-Hockey 12/10/22 Chesterfield Store, Principia HS Pool -

Special Event

In Person
Sat 10 Dec 2022
12:30 PM
30 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Diving
Sat 10 Dec 2022
01:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

Meet at the Chesterfield store at 12:30pm to pack gear. Meet at Principia HS Pool at 1:30pm to play!

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01 Jan 2023 Polar Bear Plunge Mermet Springs -

Special Event

Diving
Sun 01 Jan 2023
09:00 AM
06 hours 30 minutes
Mermet Springs

Polar Bear Plunge @ Mermet Springs

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27 May 2023 Zombie Apoc 5/27/2023 Pennyroyal US$ 150.00

Zombie Apocalypse Diver

Open Water Dives
Sat 27 May 2023
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal

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27 May 2023 Fun Dives 5/27/2023 Pennyroyal -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 27 May 2023
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal
Diving 2
Sun 28 May 2023
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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02 Sep 2023 Zombie Apoc 9/2/2023 Pennyroyal US$ 150.00

Zombie Apocalypse Diver

Open Water Dives
Sat 02 Sep 2023
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal

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02 Sep 2023 Fun Dives 9/2/2023 Pennyroyal -

Special Event

Diving
Sat 02 Sep 2023
09:00 AM
12 hours 00 minutes
Pennyroyal
Diving 2
Sun 03 Sep 2023
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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