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. Beginner programs start at age 10 and yet you're never too old. Here is a copy of the medical form you will have to fill out.
Why.... SUNKEN TREASURE ?
Sunken Treasure Scuba Center has been in the business of teaching scuba diving full time in Central Pennsylvania since 1979. You can start Today!! 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.
What Does It Take?
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. Most courses run once a week for a few weeks or weekends. However a private course can be completed in as little time as a weekend. Part of that time will be spent getting to know more about diving, the underwater world and the animals that live there. The remainder of the time will be spent using scuba gear in confined water, learning the skills you'll need to begin diving. At the end of the course, your instructor will give a short written review to make sure you have the knowledge you need to have fun. Then you'll make a series of open-water dives with the instructor to fine-tune the skills you learned in the pool and get comfortable diving in open water.
Where can I learn to Scuba Dive close to home?
What Programs Does Sunken Treasure Scuba Center Offer to Beginners?
Discover Scuba....Interested, but not quite sure? An easy introduction to scuba in the familiarity of a swimming pool. Quick - you can complete the experience in less than two hours. Cost: Most places FREE. (Program Schedule)
Discover Scuba Diving....Lets you experience scuba diving without committing to an entire course. Includes a short knowledge/water skills session and a shallow scuba dive in the open water (June 15th - September 1st only). Cost: $69.95 (Program Schedule)
The PADI Seal Team... is for young divers (8-12 years of age) who are looking for an action-packed, adventurous program filled with exciting scuba "AquaMissions." Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? If you have, this is your chance to explore these exciting adventures in a swimming pool. As a PADI Seal, you learn the basics of safe diving and explore different AquaMissions - or specialty dives - like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more. Here's your chance to explore cool AquaMissions, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world. And best of all - join a winning team - become a PADI Seal Team Member! This is a pay by the week program and STSC will provide everything needed to complete the program. Cost: $65.00 for the PADI Seal Team Student Kit at sign-up then $25.00/class. (Program Schedule)
Children between the ages of 8 & 11 are required to watch this video with their parents prior to taking any PADI program with Sunken Treasure Scuba Center.
Beginners Course....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!
Prerequisites To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws.
What You'll Need You will need a PADI Open Water Crew-Pak along with mask, snorkel and fins which we'll cover the first night of class so you know how and what to purchase.
Cost Course fee varies with location. ($135.00 - $170.00) plus $70.00 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 Recreational Dive Planner, eRDP-ML Planner instruction manual and a PADI S.A.F.E. Diver decal.
Course fee Includes All knowledge/water skills development sessions and use of our diving equipment except for mask, snorkel, fins and boots. A student referral is provided to complete your four open water training dives anywhere in the world. However you can complete your Open Water Dives with us for a additional fee. Summer dives (Jun, Jul & Aug) are $35.00 each. Dives cost $45 each for other months. Remember, you pay for what you need when you need it with Sunken Treasure. (Program Schedule)
What Do I Need The First Night?
All you need the first night is a swim suit, towel, pencil or pen and your course fee. For those people who do not have their own mask, snorkel or fins, don't worry. The first night our instructor will teach you how to purchase these items, besides you don't need these items until the second night of class, so you can place a order with the instructor to save time.
Get College Credit! Yes, you may be able to earn college credit for the
PADI Open Water Diver course!
Private Lessons....Get it all! The PADI e-RDP Crew-Pak, Class room sessions at your convenience and the convenience to complete pool sessions anytime, anywhere we have a pool or in your pool. At the end of the course you can receive a student referral to complete your open water dives or do them with us. In the summer you can do this program in confined open water for a maximum learning experience. Cost: $489/person.. Give us a call - Classes Start Everyday!!!
eLearning or Tablet...Let the Adventure Begin.....You can, right now, get a jump on your scuba adventure with Sunken Treasure Scuba Center and PADI’s eLearning or your Tablet. This is a flexible solution for today's busy lifestyle! So whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online. Get Started Now......in the comfort of your own home and complete the pool sessions with STSC. Additional fee applies for the pool and equipment use.
STSC Platinum Program.....Complete your classroom and pool training locally at your convenience. With our instructor taking care of all the details, the two of you will travel to Nassau in the Bahamas or Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles for 5 days/4 nights (4 days of diving) to complete your open water certification. Cost: $3995.00.
The STSC Advantage...
- Classes begin everyday.
- Five entry level programs to meet your schedule and needs.
- Pay only for the products or services you need and when you need them.
- The only course recommended by A.C.E. for college credit.
- Student referrals to just about anywhere in the world.
- Certification dives every week from May - Sept to meet your schedule.
- Backed by the largest training agency in the world - PADI.
- This area's only PADI Green Star Facility.
- This area's only PADI Instructor Development Center.
- Male and Female staff members.
REMEMBER, DON'T BE MISLEAD BY PRICES ALONE. GO TO THE STORE
MEET THE PEOPLE TEACHING THE PROGRAM, ALL CLASSES ARE NOT THE SAME!