Atlantis Divers Skin and Scuba Club is one of the oldest amateur sport dive clubs in the United States. In fact we just celebrated our 60th Anniversary! We were established in 1956 when SCUBA was emerging as an exciting new water sport. Our foundations go deep into the early days of diving when the technology was young and training programs for divers were just getting developed.
Early in its history, Atlantis Divers formed a strong affiliation with the YMCA SCUBA training program. In fact, for many years select Atlantis club members taught and certified divers through the YMCA training regimen, recognized as one of the best programs of its day. Today our club members no longer teach, since the YMCA retired its scuba program to allow the more commercial operations fill the gap. However, the YMCA training ethic for safe, responsible diving remains.
Together Atlantis Divers have explored the world’s lakes and oceans to experience the diverse flora and fauna that lie underneath the surface where humans normally cannot live. Most people only experience these places through film, videos and television. Atlantis Divers do it in real time.
Atlantis Divers regularly organize diving opportunities both locally (Fresh Water Diving) and in far away places (mostly Salt Water Diving). Local diving is normally scheduled at a nearby quarry, such as Haigh Quarry or France Park in Indiana. We have also explored many of the wrecks in Lake Michigan. Salt Water diving is limitless in its opportunities depending upon your personal appetite for adventure and your pocketbook. Recent trips have been to the Florida Keys, the Cayman Islands, Fiji and the Philippines.
We also educate others and ourselves by bringing in experts knowledgeable on a variety of subjects, including scuba diving, travel, photography, marine history, public service and the marine environment. These folks make presentations to the Club and are open to the general public.