Rich Best...Born in Norfolk, VA and raised in Levittown, PA, is the owner of Sunken Treasure Scuba Center. Has been married to his wife Hope since 1973. They have two children, Travis who you can also find around the store most of the time and Colin who stops in from time to time.
When you stop at the Jersey Shore location you are likely to be greeted by Zoie who barks at everyone. Rich was certified in 1975 through PADI, NAUI and YMCA. In 1978 he opened Sunken Treasure Scuba Center (STSC). He graduated from PADI International College in San Diego, CA in 1979 and became a PADI Master Instructor in 1988. In 1992 he became a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Qualified to teach over twenty PADI specialties and DAN O2, you'll always find him around the store or a local dive site in the spring, summer and fall. Diving is his Lifestyle not just a job.
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.