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Aquatic Adventures, Inc.

Milwaukee’s favorite dive center

Founded in January 2000, Aquatic Adventures, Inc. is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a western suburb of Milwaukee. We are committed to transforming and enriching people’s lives through scuba diving and snorkeling.

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Aquatic Adventures 15 Years

Aquatic Adventures: A Look Back After 15 Years

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This month marks an important milestone in the history of Aquatic Adventures. This January is the 15th anniversary of our incorporation and the 15th anniversary of the day we opened our doors. Staying in operation for 15 years is no small feat for any business. Operating a dive center in the Midwest where the dive season really only lasts for 6 months is a monumental accomplishment. So when I was asked to write a blog about how Aquatic Adventures came to be what it is today, I could not turn down the opportunity.

Brian Hale, Sally Keppert, Jerry Otte

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Caverns of the Yucatan

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Have you ever been spelunking? No, that’s not the German word for the joy you feel driving a German automobile. Spelunking is the pastime of exploring cave systems. If you have ever set foot in a cave, you have already experienced the incredible sensation of entering an alien, underground world. It is a world of beautiful rock formations, known as speleothems to cavers, which appear as if the very rock was a liquid that flowed from the ceilings and floors until suddenly frozen by some cosmic event. In reality the fantastic decorations were formed over millions of years by water dripping through limestone and depositing bits of sediment that slowly built the fantastic, underground cathedrals that now exist.

So maybe you have walked through one of these spectacular caves before, but have you ever flown through the middle of one? That is cavern/cave diving. In addition to the speleothems, water adds the element of beautiful light displays at all openings to the surface. Often the light shines into the caves in discrete beams that resemble powerful searchlights penetrating the darkness below.

Cat on a Couch

Can You Really Learn Scuba On Your Couch?

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Call me old school, but I never thought much of the scuba certification agencies and their emphasis on online scuba training. First, I don’t like the idea of sending my hard earned cash to Ft. Collins or Rancho Santa Margarita when there are struggling dive shops and dive instructors in my hometown. Secondly, I don’t like shortcuts, especially when it comes to risking one of my nine lives. Yet until a recent business trip to Ft. Lauderdale, I didn’t realize just how much scuba students are cheated by online training.

As is my usual habit while traveling, I decided to wet my whiskers at the hotel bar before retiring for the night. The bar was pretty much empty except for the bartender. I ordered a drink and managed to strike up a conversation with her to pass the time. Of course the conversation eventually turned to diving as most of my conversations do.