Beginner Scuba Lessons with JC Divers

Can I Be A Diver? 

Yes, you can. The idea of breathing while actually underneath the water can be a bit intimidating at first. But with a little nose for adventure and a few hours of training, most people in good health can become confident divers; safe and competent ready to explore the world beneath the water. To become a full-fledged diver, you must take a certification course from a qualified instructor licensed by one of the national scuba training agencies.

Beginners Course with JC Divers

Known as PADI Open Water Course...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.

Program Starts: 

Program start dates are to be determined..
To register contact Rachel at DESFORL17@juniata.edu

What You'll 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!


To enroll in this PADI Open Diver course you must be a Juniata College student, faculty/family member.

Cost of program

This information is from our 2018 course and remains here just to give you a idea of the cost. We are currently setting up a 2019 program and will update this as soon as possible.
The course fee was $120.00 which covers all knowledge/water skills development sessions and use of our diving equipment. There is also a $70.00 lab fee for the student crew pak which contains all the educational materials you'll need for diver training. This includes the PADI Open Water Manual, PADI Adventure Log (used to record your training), the eRDP-ML Ap code card (Recreational Dive Planner) and a PADI Diver decal.

Course does not include

Mask, snorkel, fins and boots which are classified as personal gear (we'll cover the first night of class so you know how and what to purchase). We offer a special JC Divers kit for $189 however you can get your gear anywhere you choose. You will need your personal gear for the second session.

Completion of Certification

Requires 4 Open Water Dives which costs an additional $35.00/dive or a student referral can be provided to complete your four open water training dives anywhere in the world with a PADI Instructor

Not Sure?? Try Scuba FREE

On October 30th between 8:00pm & 10:00pm at the Kennedy Sports & Rec Center. All you need to bring is a swimsuit & towel.

For Additional Information:

JC Divers - Rachel at DESFORL17@juniata.edu
Sunken Treasure Scuba Center - Rich Best at stsc@divestsc.com or 570.398.1458

This Program is Taught By Sunken Treasure Scuba Center

Sunken Treasure Scuba Center has been in the business of teaching scuba diving full time in Central Pennsylvania since 1979. We use the PADI System of diver education from entry-level through PADI Instructor, with many rewarding stops along the way. These experiences include Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, Underwater Photographer, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Vehicle Operator and many more. We employ the areas finest PADI Professionals, many of whom are experts in their respective fields. We offer plenty to do once you are certified, including instructor escorted vacations, weekend getaways, local dives and club meetings. Our Professional Staff includes 5 instructors, 4 Assistant Instructors and 4 DiveMasters to assist you in your fun-filled future as a recreational scuba diver.

Sunken Treasure is this areas only PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center and recipient of the Green Star Award