kaityogill...the whole idea of scuba diving in Illinois just cracked me up!! But having live there and Florida, I can say there are not as many dive shops, but many are better in Illinois than Florida!! Always seemed kind of odd to me how many divers lived there.
Looking forward to the certification and getting uder the sea. Always been on my "bucket list", just never got around to it. Now we will!!
Oh and by the way....27 days!!!!!!
Never take life too seriously...you'll never get out of it alive!!