about us

Scuba World, located at 3324 N. Illinois St. in Swansea, has been training families to “dive” into fun since 1992. If you’re looking for something new and exciting that you can share with friends and family, stop by and schedule an introductory session.

Our professional staff will take you to the safe confines of a pool to try your first breath underwater! You will experience the freedom of being weightless as you swim underwater, breathing comfortably from your scuba gear.

Scuba World is a member of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Center, offering lessons for beginners up to instructor. We have all your equipment needs and offer sales, service and rental of some of the top of the line manufacturers, such as Aqualung, Apex, SeaQuest, Deep See and Henderson; just to name a few.

We also offer travel, so once you have taken care of your training and equipment needs, you have professional staff to lead you on your diving adventures. Scuba World offers trips to local dive sites as well as trips around the world. So weather it’s a local lake or quarry, Florida, the Caribbean, or even Micronesia, let Scuba World be your guide to fun and adventure! Planning a trip on your own? Let the team at Scuba World help! Being a member of PADI Travel gives us connections to dive operators in 180 countries and territories around the world.

our staff

  • Mike Yociss
      Mike YocissOwner, PADI Instructor
    • Sherry Stein
        Sherry SteinOffice Manager, PADI Divemaster
      • Eric Woodward
          Eric WoodwardPADI Instructor, Repair Tech
        • AJ Mueller
            AJ MuellerPADI Instructor
          • Shawn Neville
              Shawn NevillePADI Instructor
            • Tom Pospeshil
                Tom PospeshilPADI Instructor
              • Karl Sturm
                  Karl SturmPADI Instructor
                • Chris Bertelsman
                    Chris BertelsmanPADI Assistant Instructor, Retail
                  • Kara Neville
                      Kara NevillePADI Assistant Instructor
                    • Tom Lintker
                        Tom LintkerPADI Assistant Instructor
                      • Lynn Kleeman
                          Lynn KleemanPADI Assistant Instructor
                        • Al Corzine
                            Al CorzinePADI Assistant Instructor
                          • Leah Joyce
                              Leah JoycePADI Assistant Instructor
                            • Jana Bechtoldt
                                Jana BechtoldtPADI Assistant Instructor
                              • Rich Laux
                                  Rich LauxPADI Assistant Instructor
                                • Greg Ireland
                                    Greg IrelandPADI Assistant Instructor
                                  • Dave Kniepkamp
                                      Dave KniepkampPADI Assistant Instructor
                                    • Kathy Effan
                                        Kathy EffanPADI Assistant Instructor
                                      • Josh Bierman
                                          Josh BiermanPADI Assistant Instructor
                                        • Matt Meier
                                            Matt MeierPADI Assistant Instructor
                                          • John Oglesby
                                              John OglesbyPADI Assistant Instructor
                                            • Glenn Hulse
                                                Glenn HulsePADI Divemaster
                                              • Rick Drury
                                                  Rick DruryPADI Divemaster
                                                • Rudy Schwartz
                                                    Rudy SchwartzPADI Divemaster, Repair Tech
                                                  • Doug Smith
                                                      Doug SmithPADI Divemaster
                                                    • Patty Nemec
                                                        Patty NemecPADI Master Scuba Diver, Retail
                                                      • Gavin Yociss
                                                          Gavin YocissPADI Advanced, Retail