Greetings from Sunken Treasure Scuba Center

Another newsletter so soon, yep. That's because we are moving into what our fair weather divers will call the end of summer and therefore some dive gear will get put away for the winter.  The good thing is really some of the best diving is still to come.
September 1st we went to Fall Hours which means on Monday & Fridays we open at 5pm and Tuesday & Thursdays remain the same 10am - 5pm, while Saturday is 9:30 until 1:00pm. We also added Rescue Diver to the schedule for Tuesday, September 5th which meets 6:30pm at Sunken Treasure.
Yes we are still diving.  There is the river cleanup next weekend, a trip to drift dive the Niagara River, Sunken Treasure's Customer Appreciation Day at Dutch Springs and a Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest.  If you missed our Annual BBQ last week you might want to mark your calendar for December 8th so you don't miss our Christmas Party.


Not a usual thing but the store will be closed on September 15, 16 & 30th

Rescue Diver


More Information on Rescue Diver. Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
Program meets at Sunken Treasure at 6:30pm on 9/5. Other nights will be determined by the students and instructor the first night.

Dive Against Debris


Be recognized for your efforts in making the world a better place.  Earn you PADI Dive Against Debris specialty rating with Environmental Award winning, Sunken Treasure Scuba Center.  To earn your rating you need to compete a short classroom session and help us with one cleanup.  If you've already worked with us on a cleanup you only need to complete the classroom portion of the program. This program is available to anyone (even non-divers) with a interest in helping cleanup our aquatic environment.  So earn your Dive Against Debris Specialty rating, DAD certification card and a T-shirt today.
Must preregister by 9/7 for the 9/9 program so we can get the educational materials to you.
Classroom: Will be determined by the students and instructor at the cleanup on 9/9
Next Cleanup in McElhattan area on the Susquehanna River.  Call for details.

Cleanup - Volunteers Needed for September 9th

Since 1984 Sunken Treasure Scuba Center has been involved with local waterway debris cleanups along with our partners, PADI Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility, and Education), The Georgia Sea Turtle Center Marine Debris Initiativeand Clinton County Cleanscapes. Since 2000 when we started keeping records we have removed over 11,000 tires and tons of other trash from our local waterways. Though we remove trash anytime we dive, this year our focus will be the area below the 220 river bridge in McElhattan.  This area is in desperate need of our attention therefore we could use as many volunteers as possible.  We'll need people on shore, in the water, photographers, boaters/boats and even a couple of people to collect data.  So there is room for everyone to help.  For more information or to volunteer please call Rich Best @ Sunken Treasure Scuba Center - 570-398-1458 - or Elisabeth Lynch McCoy at 570-726-3511 - Complementary Lunch & Refreshments will be served at noon.

Have You Finished Your Beginner Course?

Remember you need to make 4 open water dives to complete the program in order to receive your certification card. 

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.
|Next program meets on 9/22 at 6:30pm at STSC - Preregister by 9/13

Niagara Falls Drift Dive


Yes, it’s the same river that eventually spills over the falls; and no, you won’t go over the falls. While the current is swift, it's a safe two to three miles per hour. The trick to survival is keeping your eyes on what's in front of you to prevent collisions with rocks that seem to spring up quickly at times. Dives last 60 - 90 minutes (depending on the speed of the current) at a depth of 20 to 30 feet. The visibility is surprisingly good and there’s lots of large freshwater fish to see including bass, walleye, lake trout, the occasional salmon, a rare musky and perch.
We’ll be diving a different site each day so come experience the thrill of flying underwater down the mighty Niagara River!
Only divers with or taking Advanced Certification, taking Drift Diver Specialty or can show 50 logged dives can come on this trip.  Dive groups are made up of 3 divers with a dive flag for each team.  You can come and dive either day or both
October 1st & 2nd.
Saturday evening dinner at Grover’s Bar & Grill in East Amherst
I’m staying at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara 716-689-6900

Trouble trying to make your schedule and our schedule work ?

You can always setup a private course, training dives or just go diving
with us with a simple phone call. We'll try and make it work for YOU!

Five Adventure Dives equal Advanced Certification

Want to do 5 dives in a weekend and earn your Advanced Open Water Diver rating?  So let's do it in October on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Call us to signup.
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. Start by getting your student kit $49.95 and then the dives cost just $45/dive which includes the instruction and all equipment needed to make that dive.  A few of the Adventure dives coming soon: Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox) Navigation, Night Diver and Wreck.

U/W Pumpkin Carving Contest.....


U/W Pumpkin Carving Contest.....Hard to believe October is just around the corner and we want you to come out and care pumpkins UNDERWATER.  The air should be brisk and the leaves turning colors. October is the perfect time for that last Pennsylvania dive of the season.  Sunken Treasure will help celebrate that dive with a pumpkin carve on Saturday, October 15th beginning at 12:00pm.  The dive site will be the Jay Street Bridge in Lock Haven.  STSC will supply the pumpkins, cider, and donuts.  You supply the dive knife, imagination and skill.
Pre-registration is required by October 11th to participate in the dive, so we have enough pumpkins.

At a Glance...
9/1 - STSC went to Fall Store Hours
9/5 - Rescue Diver - 6:30pm at STSC
9/5 - 6 Pak/Fun Night Dive - 6:00pm at STSC ***
9/9 - Dive Against Debris Specialty register by 9/7 Classroom meets at TBA - 8:00am
9/9 - River Cleanup
9/9 & 9/10 - OW Dives - 2:30pm at STSC w/Rich
9/10 - 6 Pak/Fun Dive - 10:00am at STSC ***
9/15 & 9/16 - The store will be closed
9/22 - Enriched Air Nitrox course - meets at STSC - 6:30pm must register by 9/13
9/30 - The store will be closed
9/30 & 10/1 - Drift Dive the Niagara River call for details
10/6 - Adventure Night Dive meets at STSC - 6:00pm w/Rich
10/7 - Adventure Navigation Dive meets at STSC - 12:30pm w/Rich & Greg
10/8 - STSC Customer Appreciation Day at Dutch Springs 6pak/fun Get a entrance fee discount at STSC
10/8 - Adventure Dives offered at Dutch Springs (Deep, Enriched Air Nitrox & Wreck)
10/14 - 10/21 - CoCo View Resort -  Roatan, Honduras with Phillip & Borden
10/15 - STSC's Annual U/W Pumpkin Carving Contest - 12:00pm at Jay St must register by 10/11  

"Be Adventurous - Be Amazed - Be A Diver"

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Current Store Hours until September 1st
Mon & Fri - 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Tues & Thur - 10:00am till 5:00pm
Saturday - 9:30 till 1:00pm
Wednesdays and Sundays by appointment & Closed Holidays

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