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$5,000 and Above Contributors

When you own a DUI drysuit you become part of an elite group of divers. The comfort, thermal protection and durability your DUI product provides extend beyond the physical. Memories of incredible dives and sites seen can never be fully captured in words or photos. They must be experienced! DUI invites you to explore your DOG adventures further. The adventure has just begun!

DUI Website


PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organization. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkelers and other watersports enthusiasts. Professional PADI Members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing nearly 946,000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

PADI Website


SCUBA EMPORIUM has served the Chicago metropolitan area longer than any other dive center. We are the oldest licensed facility in Illinois offering entry level through instructor programs for divers, and were the first PADI Career Development Center in the Midwest. SCUBA EMPORIUM'S Alsip location is a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center established in 1973.



Our World-Underwater is moving into our 32nd YEAR. From a small dive show in downtown Chicago to NOW, the largest continuous running show in North America. We are very proud of our progress over the last 32 years. Today Our World-Underwater remains dedicated to presenting the latest and most exciting information on international travel and SCUBA diving. Boasting over 200 exhibitors, the 2002 show is expected to have over 12,000 in attendance. Our World-Underwater atracts SCUBA divers and traveling enthusiasts.
Our World Underwater Website


Northern Divers USA

Commercial, Industrial, Environmental Diving Services.

Phone:Frank (847)293-8465



United Rentals

United Rentals is North America's largest equipment rental source, offering over 600 different types of equipment - everything from heavy machinery to hand tools - all the equipment you need, when and where you need it.


Hannah Marine

Hannah Marine

James A. Hannah Sr. recognized the value of using tank barges to move liquid cargo around the Chicago area in 1948, when he founded Hannah Inland Waterways. His vision, which generated freight savings for former trucking customers, today has been transformed into a wide-ranging fleet of tugs and barges that ply the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and inland waterways.


Ozinga Bros., Inc. began its operation out of Chicago's south suburbs in 1928. Today, Ozinga produces and delivers ready mix concrete to customers and jobsites throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana with top quality and service. Ozinga has always strived to be a leader, bringing our customers the very best product and latest technological innovations available to serve their needs. Our friendly order takers and tremendous fleet are ready to serve you today.

Ozinga Website



$1,000 to $5,000 Contributors

Wayne Holman

Hank Fiene(Chicago Dive Charter)

Aquatic Research Interactive

Association of Builders and Contractors of Illinois

Lynette and Gary Shemanski Diamond Pool

Midwest Diving Specialists


$500 to $1,000 Contributors

Dave Wetherald and family

Patrick and Sherry Hammer Scuba Emporium

Steve Lamphear

(Bob Schak)

Claude Jewel (Illinois Institute of Diving)

Harper Sales Co. Ltd. (Bo Harper)

The Damas Family

Page Development

Great Lakes Underwater Exploration,Inc.

Underwater Archeological Society of Chicago

Peter Chval ( South Park Enterprises )

Steve Sembach

Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Foundation


$100 to $500 Contributors

Aqua Knights of Joliet, Inc.

Jack Ryan

Joe Rojas

Gary Joyce

Maurine Sweeney

Peter Desmond

F.H. Leinweber Co.

Carole E. Mackintosh

Addison Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, LTD.

Pearl Lake Club Corporation

Marilyn Strle

H20gres Skin & Scuba Club, Ltd.

Tritons Dive Club

Don Doherty

Keith Pamper

Aquarium Divers Scuba Club

Mary Attea

Nial Funchion

Scott Reimer

NYCO Products

Bruce Johnson

Captain Dale's, Inc.