Y-kiki Divers

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Thanks Y-kiki divers for again sponsoring our Midwest Cave Diving workshop. We had some great diving, fascinating speakers (including Bill Harrison on yoga for cave diving), an opportunity to check out a dry cave, and of course raffles. Special thanks for donating the sweet Dive Rite reel I won. I'll put it to good use!
I’m a Rescue Diver! thank you Cindy Schrader and Scotty Battles for your excellent instruction. I stayed in a great Airbnb in Mermet.
She wants to know if she can come to scuba class, says it is boring staying at home while her people are at class.
Diving at Mermet Springs - Dive in 1st Class! Y-kiki Divers pavilion!

We have two St. Louis locations to serve you! West County 314-469-8722 & South County 314-843-0354.

Operating as usual

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/25/2023

Congratulations to all our divers at Mermet Springs this past weekend! We had divers complete their Advanced Open Water Diver, Wreck Diver, Drysuit Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Diver, and Self-Reliant Diver Certifications.

We also had 4 divers complete their Open Water Scuba Diver certification! Welcome to the diving world - we hope to see all of you soon for more underwater adventures!

07/24/2023

Attention Advanced Open Water Divers!!! We’ve got a wonderful opportunity to get some continuing education dives under your belt. Bundle Deep Diver, Underwater Navigation Diver, or Wreck Diver with your Advanced Open Water and Save 10%!!

Stop by or call either store to take advantage of this deal! 314-469-8722 or 314-843-0354.

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/21/2023

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post

07/20/2023

Join us for our August Gateway Hammerheads speaker series with Marty Snyderman talking to us about "The Stories Behind Some of My Favorite Images" on 8/9/23 at 7pm (CDT)!

Honored with the 2018 NOGI Award in the Arts by the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, an EMMY Award for cinematography, a Reaching Out Award in 2008 as a photographer presented by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association’s (DEMA), and the 2020 California Scuba Service Award, Marty Snyderman is a widely published still photographer and author who has worked to conserve and share the magic of the undersea world for more than four decades.

Marty is the co-owner of wisedivers.com where you can see and purchase several of his eBooks, including a print copy of 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers. His cinematography has been used by National Geographic, the PBS series Nature, BBC, Discovery Channel, Audubon, Howard Hall Productions, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, ESPN, and many other networks and entities around the world.
Marty is the Photography Ambassador for Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboard. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation from 2010 until 2019.

The Gateway Hammerheads is a local scuba diving club that hosts monthly activities and local & international dive trips. It's a great way to meet new dive buddies and to share your diving adventures with friends. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m.

New meeting format – Live and Virtual – meet at the Chesterfield store at 6:30 p.m. and for those who can’t attend in-person, we will have the presentation also available virtually starting at 7:00pm (CDT).

07/18/2023

Shell-o, fellow merfolk!

Don't miss your chance to mermaid at one of the few PADI Mermaid Centers in the United States! You'll work with Mermaid Stacey (Stacey Mormol), who is the first PADI mermaid instructor in Missouri, and one of only a few Mermaid Instructor Trainers in the entire United States.

Both the PADI Basic Mermaid and PADI Mermaid certifications will be offered on 7/22/23 from 12:30-4pm (CDT).

To learn more about Basic Mermaid or to register, check out the website link here: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/basic-mermaid

To learn more about Mermaid (which includes Basic Mermaid and Mermaid Upgrade) or to register, check out the website link here: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/mermaid

To sign up for the Mermaid Upgrade package or all 3 mermaid courses combined, call either store at 314-469-8722 or 314-843-0354.

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/17/2023

On Saturday, July 15th, Y-kiki Divers celebrated our 5th annual PADI Women's Dive Day at Mermet Springs! We had 20 divers join us for the event and everyone really enjoyed our scavenger hunt throughout the quarry.

The day started out pretty hot, but quickly cooled down after a few short rainstorm showers. Water temps in the shallows was 75-degrees Fahrenheit, with bottom temperatures near the nose of the 727 sitting around 55-degrees Fahrenheit. The showers didn't disturb viz and everyone enjoyed around 15-20 ft of visibility all day.

Our thanks to Barry & Shaun at the Snack Shack for lunch. Big shout out of thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event happen: ScubaPro, TUSA, Innovative Scuba Concepts, Shearwater, Mermet Springs, and, of course, PADI.

Congratulations to our big prize winners this year!

PADI e-Learning code: Allen Aubuchon and Catherine Bick

Mermet Springs Season Pass: Stephanie Aubuchon

ScubaPro Seawing Supernova fins: Nicole Holdenried

TUSA Paragon Mask: Rob Williams

Thank you!!!

Y-kiki Divers - We ARE Women’s Dive Day!!

To check out upcoming Local Diving Adventures, see our website: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/local-diving-adventures

07/15/2023

Join Y-kiki Divers and learn how you can become an Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician on 8/27/23 at 1pm (CDT) at our Chesterfield Store!

PSI's newest addition to the specialty courses, you will be provided the knowledge you need to meet the federal and cylinder manufacturers requirements for cleaning enriched air cylinders. To register online, see our website link: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/oxygen-cylinder-cleaning-technician

Make the most of your day and register for our Valve Repair Technician course on the same day: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/valve-repair-technician

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/14/2023

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post

07/14/2023

Learn how you can become a PSI/PCI certified Valve Repair Technician with Y-kiki Divers! We're hosting this class 8/27/23 at 9am (CDT) at our Chesterfield Store.

This 3 hour course provides a broad overview of valve types, valve repair and valve care. It is approved by the valve manufacturers. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.

To learn more or to register for this class online, see our website: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/valve-repair-technician

07/13/2023

Join us for our next PSI/PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector Course on 7/23/23 at 9am (CDT) at our Chesterfield Store!

This PSI/PCI certification course teaches the basics of conducting the annual visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The 6 - 8 hour course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors.

For more information and/or to sign up for this Visual Cylinder Inspector course, go to our website page: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/visual-cylinder-inspector-course

Call us if you have questions or would like to sign up over the phone at 314-469-8722 or 314-843-0354.

07/13/2023

Today could be your lucky day! We just had one female share open up for our August trip to Belize! Call the store now to book your scuba vacation of a lifetime!

This Belize trip includes roundtrip air from St. Louis to Belize City and transfers to the resort, 7 nights accommodations, ALL meals and nonalcoholic beverages, 15 single tank dives including Nitrox, a day trip to the Blue Hole & Half Moon Caye and 1 night dive, and a souvenir rash guard and video!

Call us at 314-843-0354 to book your spot. Trip flyer: https://www.y-kiki.com/assets/Trips/Belize23_flier.pdf

07/13/2023

This Saturday, join us in celebrating the ladies! Mark your calendars to join Y-kiki Divers for PADI’s Annual Women Dive Day at Mermet Springs, July 15, 2023. Of course, all the men in our lives are welcome to join in the fun!

Women's Dive Day is a great diving day where we celebrate women and their contributions to the sport. We are hosting it this year at Mermet Springs. We are also taking sign-ups on site if you decide to join in while you're there! Your $50 fee includes:
- souvenir Women's Dive Day rashguard
- lunch ticket for the Snack Shack
- the chance to win fabulous prizes with our Women's Dive Day scavenger hunt!

Dive briefing will start at 10am (CDT). We'll have plenty of water to keep us cool and hydrated, bring any other snacks or drinks you may need. Call or register online before July 5th to ensure you'll get a rashguard on the day of the event. We’ll place a second order after the event if needed. All rashguards are crew neck in men’s sizing - feel free to visit either store to try on sizing.

See Mermet Springs in a new way as you dive our Scavenger Hunt! Look for items in the quarry with a series of questions – bring a slate or wetnotes! For each correctly answered question, you and your dive buddy will get a raffle ticket. Group photo and raffle drawing takes place at 4:30 p.m. Join us at Fat Ed's Roadhouse in Metropolis for dinner and drinks afterward.

Some of our fabulous prizes this year include:
- PADI course (eLearning portion) of diver's choice
- Season pass to Mermet Springs
- ScubaPro Super Seawing Novas

Register online at our website here: https://www.y-kiki.com/shop/y-kiki-divers/en/view-course/courses/local-diving-events/y-kiki-divers/women-dive-day-46075

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/12/2023

We had an amazing weekend with a lot of divers this weekend at the pool and at the quarry!

It was definitely a HUGE weekend!! We certified 23 Open Water Scuba Divers (including a bunch of divers from our Kirkwood Middle School's Pursuit Week finishing up their open water dives!), 7 Advanced Open Water Divers, and a handful of specialty divers. We also had 4 students complete their Rescue Diver certifications as a family!

At the City of Manchester, we introduced 14 people to the magic of scuba diving in their Discover Scuba Diving experience. We hope to see you get certified in class soon!

We also had 5 Open Water students complete their confined water dives in the pool this weekend. It was great to see the Master Seals working on their AquaMission Wreck Diver class in the pool this weekend too. There were even 16 scouts working on their Boy Scout Swim Test, Swimming Merit Badge, and Snorkeling Award at the pool.

Check out our pictures from our fun weekend!

07/11/2023

We just got word that we lost long-time friend, Steve Wobbe yesterday. He was a big part of Y-kiki Divers… well before Ken and I bought the shop in 2005. He stayed on with us and was part of the initial cross over to PADI.

He taught countless students to scuba dive. And I know our friend Jane Palmer credits Steve for getting her past her fears and helping her become a certified scuba diver.

He was a calm, generous and patient individual and he’s been very much missed. RIP Stephen G Wobbe 10/23/1950 to 7/10/2023. We remember you fondly. Our sincere condolences to Priscilla Wobbe and his family. ~Valerie & Ken Elliott & your Y-kiki Family

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/11/2023

Congratulations to Maile Signorotti on her brand new, custom FLX Extreme DUI Drysuit! We're certainly going to recognize those zebra stripes underwater at Mermet!

Come visit Y-kiki Divers and get sized for a perfect-fit, custom DUI Drysuit! There are plenty of customizable options, including fun fabric patterns, colored piping, pocket overlays, and more to suit your diving needs. Stop by either store to learn more about getting your dream Drysuit!

Do you want to learn how you can extend your dive season and dive year-round? Take the Dry Suit Diver course with Y-kiki Divers! Register or get more information about the course here: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/dry-suit-diver

07/10/2023

Join us this Wednesday our July Gateway Hammerheads speaker series with Duane Silverstein talking to us about Seacology on 7/12/23 at 7pm (CDT)!

The Gateway Hammerheads is a local scuba diving club that hosts monthly activities and local & international dive trips. It's a great way to meet new dive buddies and to share your diving adventures with friends. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m.

New meeting format – Live and Virtual – meet at the Chesterfield store at 6:30 p.m. and for those who can’t attend in-person, we will have the presentation also available virtually starting at 7:00pm (CDT).

Click this link to join the meeting online: https://meet.goto.com/Y-kikiDivers/hammerheads-meeting-room

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/10/2023

Congratulations to all of our IDC candidates that successfully passed this weekend’s Instructor Examination! They’ve been working hard on developing their skills throughout the past several months, and now they are certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors!

Please join me in congratulating: Ryan Barr, Konstantin Chartkov, Paul Kulick, Dane Tippett, James Triplett, Mike Kamrath, Braeden Battles and Chris Frank (from Midwest Scuba). Huge accomplishment!!

Thanks and gratitude, too, go to our very own Eric Brown and Cindy Schroeder for their IDC training and Jeff & Stacey Mormol for their AI training! And a huge thanks to John Costantinou for his incredible hospitality!!

Do you have what it takes to Go Pro? Come see us on July 25th to learn more about becoming a dive professional with Y-Kiki Divers! More details coming soon!

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/08/2023

We'd like to offer a big congratulations to our four newest graduates of our Winter 2023 Divemaster program! These four have been working hard since January 2023, and they officially signed their PADI Divemaster applications on Wednesday this week.

Congratulations Hannah Fletcher, Dede Gavan, Lamont Jones, and Maile Signorotti!

Are you interested in Going Pro with Y-kiki Divers? We'll be hosting a "Go Pro Night" on July 25th at our Chesterfield Store where you can learn more about becoming a Dive Professional. Save the Date! More details about our "Go Pro Night" will be posted on our social media soon - stay tuned!

07/07/2023

Don't miss out! We've scheduled another popular Yoga Diver course - these classes sell out fast! Limited space available!

Get in touch with your Pranayama (Breath awareness) and your Asanas (Posture sequence) with the Yoga Diver specialty at our Chesterfield Store Location Get in touch with your Pranayama (Breath awareness) and your Asanas (Posture sequence) with the Yoga Diver specialty at our Chesterfield Store Location on 8/20/23 at 11am (CDT).

During class you will learn and practice Pranayama (Breath awareness) and Asanas (Posture sequence) specifically chosen to improve the strength, flexibility, and range of motion beneficial to SCUBA diving. You will also receive an illustrated copy of the Posture sequence to facilitate practicing it on your own at home.

Then, you will get an opportunity to practice what you've learned in a Confined Water session where you will practice buoyancy and propulsion exercises while maintaining breath awareness and efficient body motion. This specialty includes a certification card and counts towards the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

To learn more or sign up for this course, follow this link to the website: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/yoga-diver

Call us if you have questions or want to sign up over the phone! 314-469-8722 or 314-843-0354.

07/07/2023

Extend your diving season by learning Dry Suit Diver with Y-kiki Divers! Learn how you can dive throughout the year with a dry suit.

Our next Dry Suit Diver course is on 7/15/23 at 11am (CST) at our Chesterfield store! We even include a premium rental DUI dry suit and seals for your class and open water dives!

To register online or learn more, see our website here: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/dry-suit-diver

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/06/2023

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post

07/05/2023

Summer Sale Alert! 🚨

Garmin is offering $100 off all their G1 Dive Computers through the month of July!

Pick up the Garmin Descent G1 Solar in all Black or Hurricane Blue! Check out the Garmin Descent G1 in Powder Gray and Slate Gray. Stop by either store to take advantage of this limited-time offer! 🔥

Photos from Y-kiki Divers's post 07/05/2023

We had a blast at Mermet Springs this past holiday weekend! At the end of the day on Sunday, we had several certified Open Water Scuba Divers, an Underwater Navigation Diver, several Wreck Divers, a couple of Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Divers, and a few Peak Performance Buoyancy Divers! Big congratulations to all!

We also had a group of 8 instructor candidates practicing in the water for their upcoming Instructor Examination this next weekend. Good luck at your IE, instructor candidates! You've worked very hard!

07/05/2023

Congratulations to Emily Brown on earning her PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating...no pressure with her Dad, Eric Brown, being a PADI Course Director with Y-kiki Divers. Outstanding accomplishment, Emily! 😎🤟

Join the best of the best, the elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Start your path toward becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver with us!

Your journey starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

Read more here: https://www.y-kiki.com/en/master-scuba-diver

Have questions? Give us a call! 314-469-8722 or 314-843-0354.

07/04/2023

Happy Independence Day! Y-kiki Divers will be celebrating the 4th of July with our friends and family, and both stores will be closed 7/4/23.

We will reopen on 7/5/23 at 10am (CST) and resume our normal business hours.

Have a safe holiday everyone!

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