Beginner Scuba Lessons
Known as PADI Open Water Course...Start Today.....This is your entry into the divers world. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
What You Learn The PADI Open Water Diver course provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to become a fully certified diver and consists of three main phases:
♦ Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
♦ Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
♦ Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
1/19 - Beginner Scuba lessons meets at eLYMCA - 6:00pm (1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23)
2/1 - Beginner Scuba lessons meets at Lock Haven YMCA - 6:00pm (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/1)
3/16 - Beginner Scuba lessons meets at eLYMCA - 6:00pm (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20)
Ask us how to start Private Lessons or Online eLearning Today!
More affordable then you may think and designed to fit your schedule.
Not Sure Try Scuba
Discover the Scuba Experience
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to -after all, human beings weren't designed to do that - but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun! Our scheduled dates don't work? Just give us a call and we'll setup a time for you.
1/12 - Try Scuba at the eLYMCA - 7:00 RSVP STSC
3/9 - Try Scuba at the eLYMCA - 7:00 RSVP STSC
Open Water Training Dives
Please remember that you have only 12 months to complete open water dives or you will be required to take a scuba review (cost $39.95). As time nears you can call the store to make arrangements to do your dives. Group training dives during the summer are $35.00/dive and $45.00/dive from September 1st thru May 31st. Please call or email us about one week before the desired dates. If these dates don't work you can schedule dives by appointment. Cost is $40/dive in the summer and $50/dive in the winter. All equipment needed for these dives is included in the cost. Four Dives are required for certification which we do two dives a day. First day all divers meet at Sunken Treasure Scuba Center.
Dive Training Events (open water dives - adventure dives
- advanced open water - specialty courses)
If a date is not stated you must pre-register at least 24 hours before the dive or the dive may not go.
Adventure Dives*!#%Adventure Diver#%*!Advanced
This is just so confusing could someone help me? Where do I go from here?
What are Adventure Dives?
Adventure Dives are your chance to sample the dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and help you feel more comfortable in the water, while strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever. These dives could include dives such as U/W Navigation, U/W Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Nitrox, Deep or even Night and these are just a few in the long list we offer. These dives will begin May 11th and run the entire summer.
What is the difference between the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver Courses?
The first difference is the number of dives you need to complete in order to earn the rating. The second difference isAdvanced rating requires certain dives which include Navigation, Night and Deep. Completing three different adventure dives and paying the $25.00 certification fee earns you the Adventure Diver rating. Save $25.00, skip the Adventure Diver Certification card and complete a total of five different adventure dives including the required three and pay the $25.00 certification fee and get your the Advanced Open Water Diver rating.
How do I get started?
Just stop in Sunken Treasure and pick-up your student kit ($49.95 which includes the Adventures in Diving manual, a safety sausage and a safety whistle) and start completing the required number of dives for the program of interest. You pick the dates that work for you, the dives you want to do and pay for the dives when you do them. Cost /dive is $45.00 which includes all equipment needed for the dive. Oh yeah, we can arrange special dive requests.
Advanced Open Water Weekend
PADI Rescue Diver Course...“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
What You’ll Learn
♦ Self rescue
♦ Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
♦ Emergency management and equipment
♦ Rescuing panicked divers
♦ Rescuing unresponsive divers
Prerequisites To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:
♦ Be 12 years or older
♦ Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
♦ Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
The Learning Materials You'll Need: The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.
3/24 - 1st classroom sessions @ 6:30pm The rest of the meetings will be setup that evening with the students.
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this dive site many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night. This dive counts towards the Advanced and/or Night Diver specialty course.
Become the group leader with the PADI U/W Navigator Adventure Dive...You can be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. This dive counts towards the Advanced and/or Navigator Specialty courses.
Adventure Deep Diver
Adventure Deep Dive…..After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.
This course gives you the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating! This Dive counts towards the Advanced and/or the Deep Diver Specialty course.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally.
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive helps refine the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible. & by request. - Cost: $45.00
U/W Video Adventure Dive
Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video.
Show your scuba vacation adventures to your friends and family. Use your editing skills to share your clips with the world through YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and more. Use your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into dive buddies.
The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again. This dive also counts towards your Advanced rating.
Adventure Wreck Diver
Wreck Diver….Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.
The fun part of the Adventure Wreck Diver is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise. This dive counts towards the Advanced and/or Wreck Diver Specialty Course.
Enriched Air (Nitrox) - Program
With Enriched Air (Nitrox), you can get it...Take a minute and look at your dive tables! How would you like to increase your bottom time at 55 feet to 155 minutes or 80 feet for 55 minutes? Now with enriched air 36, you can. One of PADI's most popular specialties is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater - but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
So whether you're into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater and this course counts towards you're Advanced and the Master Scuba Diver program.
OK, I understand your diving here locally however you just might spend a $1000.00 for that special trip and have the chance to do a lot of diving (it's a dive vacation...dah). Let's say you make three dives in one day, here is the profile: Dive 1 - 62ft/35 min after a 1 hour surface interval Dive 2 is to 57ft/28min, after another 1 hour surface interval you're back down the reef to 52ft. How long could you stay there? Ok, I'll help. On air you could stay for 34 minutes however if you did the book work at home and came to STSC for the one night class your bottom time could have been 90 minutes on Enriched Air 32% ......HUMMMM. You travel so far for good diving and now you're able to get more bottom time. Seems the thing to do now days many resorts are giving free nitrox if you're certified. Must preregister for this program.
Cost: Student Kit - $69.95 Course Fee - $90.00 includes two tanks of Enriched Air.