Conrad Pfeifer, has been diving for over 30 years and teaching scuba for 25. He is originally from Pittsburgh and is now a resident of the Cranberry Township area. As a former Scuba Center owner he now specializes in more advanced /technical specialties such as cave and technical/deep diving to those who desire to explore. Conrad is Sunken Treasure Scuba Centers' current PADI Course Director and also trains other dive professionals in a myriad of instructor level programs.
In conjunction with NOAA and the Cambrian Foundation, Conrad was one of a select number of divers permitted to document and dive the ruins of the civil war ironclad, USS MONITOR. He has been involved with the survey and recovery of the propeller, engine and smaller artifacts from 1995 to 2001. He has also been on several expeditions to the ANDREA DORIA, the ocean liner that sank in 1956 in a collision with the STOCKHOLM, and the armored cruiser USS San Diego which was the largest war ship lost by the US in WWI. In addition to these historic dives he has been a part of an exploration team that travels to the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico for underwater cave exploration.
Closer to home, he and his fellow divers visit Lake Erie and its hundreds of pristine, intact shipwrecks several times a month during the warmer part of the year. Contact Conrad
Professional experience includes many areas in the diving industry. This experience has been gained while diving for last 29 years and teaching scuba for the past 20 years.
- 1979 YMCA Basic Certification
- 1982 PADI Open Water Certification
- 1985 PADI Dive Master
- 1986 PADI Instructor
- 1990 NSS Cave Diver Certification
- 1994 IANTD Trimix Certification
- 1995 NSS Cave Diving Instructor
- 1995 NSS Abe Davis Safe Cave Diving Award
- 1996 Search and Recovery instructor
- 1997 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- 1998 PADI Master Instructor
- 2000 Regional coordinator for International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery Commission.
- 2004 DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer
- 2004 PADI Course Director
Since 1986 he has been responsible for the training and/or certification of over 600 divers from open water to cave diving, technical and instructor ratings; including Phoenix PD, Muncie PD, Anderson IN Fire Dept. and several local Fire and Rescue teams.
In addition to the latter training experience, he has acquired a notable list of distinguished dives:
1993 Safety Diver for Columbia Pictures Striking Distance
1993, 1994, 1998 Andrea Doria expeditions
1995-2000 (5) USS MONITOR survey expeditions
1996 part of cave exploration team in Akumal, Mexico
1996 Scientific Diver for the Cambrian Foundation,
2000 & 2001 USS MONITOR/ NOAA Engine Recovery expedition
2000/2002 Tytoona Cave/Sump exploration document cave formations
2002 Dive safety officer Cambrian Foundation cave exploration project
2002 Quecreek mine rescue, implemented dive rescue plan
2005 Dive Safety officer for plane recovery in Lake Erie
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