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OCA & O2 Fills - Chicago Area

Discussion in 'Mid-West Region' started by YankeeDollar, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. YankeeDollar

    YankeeDollar Angel Fish

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    Looking for some additional options on shops who will do O2 and O2 Clean Air (OCA) fills in the Chicago area. I know Dive Right In down in Plainfield and Elmers in Evanston are options. Are there any others I am missing?
     
  2. grantctobin

    grantctobin Solo Diver

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    That’s it in the immediate area, save getting your own O2/booster. DJs Scuba near Midway has said “booster coming next week/month/soon” for more than four months and has asked me to leave cylinders overnight for an OCA fill so I avoid at all costs.
     
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Haigh Quarry does OCA fills, but I’m not sure about O2. They do partial pressure Nitrox fills, I know.
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    With DRIS you can walk in and get OCA fills. All their air is OCA. They don’t charge extra for it.

    I don’t think there are any other shops in the area besides these two and DJ’s.

    You can get O2 at DJ’s, per @dewdropsonrosa She gets O2 fills there as it’s closer than DRIS.
     
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    On a related note: DRIS and Elmer’s are the only places in the Chicago area to get He. Elmer’s actually charges something like $20-$25 (per their website) for trimix “labor” on top of the gas costs.
     
  6. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    I live in Chicago, I drive to DRIS for most fills. The price and lack of bs makes it worth the 45 mile drive each way for me.
     
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  7. YankeeDollar

    YankeeDollar Angel Fish

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just discovered that Sea Level Diving in Crystal Lake now offers O2.

    AIR FILLS
     
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