May 19th - Private Charter
May 20th - Elmer's Water Sports 2-Tank Dive out of Belmont 2-Spots Available
Welcome to Windy City Diving!
Are you hoping to try a new, fun water-based activity? Dive into the pristine waters of Lake Michigan with help from Windy City Diving.
Our charter captain, Jim, is both a professional diver and a master of Great Lakes science, exploration, and teaching. He and his experienced crew are passionate about diving. Since we love the sport so much, we want to be able to share our knowledge with both seasoned and novice divers. We have made it our priority to provide a higher level of service to the diving community.
You can enjoy diving services every weekend, as well as during weather-permitting months (mid-April to October).
On Wednesday nights, we offer Night Dives and Fireworks Cruises. No matter who you are or where you live, as long as you’re in Chicago and you want to dive, we are the company to trust.
We are located in the northeast corner of Burnham Harbor, 1362 S. Linn White Dr., Dock EC Slip 2, Chicago, IL. The harbor is adjacent to Chicago’s Museum Campus, which houses the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Since we are within walking distance of Chicago’s downtown area, there are plenty of parking spaces and opportunities for sightseeing on land.
Explore Lake Michigan
The Chicagoland area is a home to dozens of shipwrecks.
Trapped in fresh water, these well-preserved wrecks are waiting to be explored. Whether you’re interested in seeing old wooden schooners or modern steel wrecks, Windy City Diving can take you there. We want you to enjoy the safest and most comfortable passage on your adventure.
Our focus is on guiding you as you dive into the Straits of Mackinac, Chicago’s premier dive site. However, our central location is near more than a dozen Chicagoland shipwrecks. You can count on us to help you dive through them all.
Our 34’ catamaran dive boat, the R/V Aquatica, offers you a secure ride to and from the dive site. As we limit our number of divers to six, ease of diving is practically assured. Fully equipped with dive safety gear, our knowledgeable staff will ensure your comfort, security, convenience, and enjoyment. For your complete peace of mind, our business is fully licensed and insured.
Additionally, we offer a 27’ Sportcraft the Wisconsin Clipper for dives out of Northpoint Marina in Winthrop Harbor, IL.
This is where we visit the advanced wreck dives of the SS Wisconsin and M/Y Rosinco.
Our Licenses and Certifications
We aim to help people enjoy fast, safe, comfortable, and hassle-free diving experiences.
Staying in Chicago
If you are new to Chicago or are traveling here for work or pleasure, Chicago has plenty to offer the diver and non-diver alike.
Whether it is about the tall buildings, deep dish pizza, ethnic festivals, or a simple stroll through one of the many parks, Chicago has what you want and more.
Though not all-inclusive, the following websites will assist you with information on dining, lodging, and special events: