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Lock Haven University Scuba Diving Club

The LHU Scuba Diving Club was established in 2007.  The purpose of this organization is to promote the sport of Scuba Diving within LHU. We hope to provide opportunities to scuba dive, become certified, meet new people, enrich lives by adding a lifelong hobby, becoming involved with the campus and community, and most importantly making scuba diving as enjoyable as possible for all those involved.

Beginner Scuba Lessons at LHU

Next Program Starts: 

October1st at Zimmerli in a classroom downstairs at 8:00pm.  Program will meet Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5th

Not Sure?? Try Scuba FREE

At the Zimmerli Pool on September 17th at 9:00pm all you need to bring is a swimsuit & towel

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. Think about it, 71% of the world is covered by water, so your play ground will be unlimited.

LHU Beginners Course

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. This course is designed to take you from a non-diver with little or no prior experience to a certified diver. The certification is recognized worldwide, recommended by the American Council on Education for college credit and is valid for life.

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 LHU student, faculty/family member.

Cost of program

The course fee is $110.00 plus $70.00 for the student crew pak (lab fee) 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

A Crew Pak, all knowledge/water skills development sessions and use of our diving equipment except for mask, snorkel, fins and boots which are needed by the 3rd night of class. (we'll cover this the first night of class so you know how and what to purchase). We offer a special LHU Scuba Club kit for $189 that you pay for when you receive it on the 3rd night of class. A student referral is provided to complete your four open water training dives anywhere in the world. However you can complete your 4 Open Water Dives with us for a additional fee of $35.00/dive which you pay for when you do them.

Our Programs are 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