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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!
Jan. 1: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ Polar Bear Plunge

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

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

May 29 & 30 (Memorial Day Weekend): Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, Kentucky ~ Zombie Apocalypse Diver & Fun Dives

Dates TBD: Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI ~ Wreck Dives

July 16: Mermet Springs, Metropolis, Illinois ~ PADI Women Dive Day

July 30 & 31: Table Rock Lake ~ Dive Against Debris

August 20 & 21: Table Rock Lake ~ Fun Dives

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

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

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

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