about us

Scuba World, located at 3324 N. Illinois St. in Swansea, IL, has been training families to “dive into fun” since 1992. If you’re looking for something new and exciting for yourself or 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, Suunto 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 whether 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!

our staff

  • Mike Yociss
      Mike YocissOwner, PADI Instructor
    • Sherry Stein
        Sherry SteinOffice Manager, PADI Divemaster
      • Tom Pospeshil
          Tom PospeshilPADI Instructor
        • Karl Sturm
            Karl SturmPADI Instructor
          • AJ Mueller
              AJ MuellerPADI Instructor
            • Shawn Neville
                Shawn NevillePADI Instructor
              • Eric Woodward
                  Eric WoodwardPADI Instructor, Repair Tech
                • Michael McKinney
                    Michael McKinneyPADI Instructor, ASL
                  • Dave Kniepkamp
                      Dave KniepkampPADI Instructor
                    • Tom Lintker
                        Tom LintkerPADI Assistant Instructor
                      • Kara Neville
                          Kara NevillePADI Assistant Instructor
                        • John Oglesby
                            John OglesbyPADI Assistant Instructor
                          • Chris Bertelsman
                              Chris BertelsmanPADI Assistant Instructor, Retail
                            • Greg Ireland
                                Greg IrelandPADI Assistant Instructor
                              • Josh Bierman
                                  Josh BiermanPADI Assistant Instructor
                                • Leah Joyce
                                    Leah JoycePADI Assistant Instructor
                                  • Kathy Effan
                                      Kathy EffanPADI Assistant Instructor
                                    • Matt Meier
                                        Matt MeierPADI Assistant Instructor
                                      • Doug Smith
                                          Doug SmithPADI Assistant Instructor
                                        • Dave Holden
                                            Dave HoldenPADI Assistant Instructor
                                          • Marc Effan
                                              Marc EffanPADI Assistant Instructor
                                            • Lynn Kleeman
                                                Lynn KleemanPADI Divemaster
                                              • Rudy Schwartz
                                                  Rudy SchwartzPADI Divemaster, Repair Tech
                                                • Kayla Schiller
                                                    Kayla SchillerPADI Divemaster
                                                  • Patty Nemec
                                                      Patty NemecPADI Master Scuba Diver, Retail
                                                    • Gavin Yociss
                                                        Gavin YocissPADI Advanced, Retail
                                                      • Erin Juenger
                                                          Erin JuengerPADI Advanced, Retail