Greetings from Sunken Treasure Scuba Center,
I really needed to get this update out so everyone had a heads up of what's still in the works for 2018 & 2019. It's July 30th and it sounds like a broken record but last year when you thought it couldn't rain anymore and this year comes along. Really I don't think we have had normal Viz in the river yet this year. This was the first time I can remember that we had to cancel a stream cleanup and in four days one place received 17 inches of rain. Classes have had interesting students to say the least. We have had students from Beijing, China - Mississippi - Moscow (OK that's Moscow, PA) and a few students from Altoona.
We want to give a shout out to Jim Reed, Liz Helms, Phillip Dalke, Borden Loving and Adam Albright all who earned their PADI Master Scuba Diver rating this year. With the help of many people these folks earned their Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and five PADI Specialties. Adam also is the first to earn his Public Safety Diver Surface Support Specialist rating with Sunken Treasure. Jessie Manotti (on the far right) was the winner of our underwater camera give away.
COMING SOON 2018.....
Keep a eye on the website and Facebook for details or contact the store. In the coming soon category along with many other 6Pak/fun dives and courses still scheduled we have a Free Gear Day coming in August and what was our annual pig roast, is now a BBQ in late August. Celebrating our 40th year in business we plan to have a Treasure Hunt on Aug 26th, our first one was in 1981 and we gave away a trip to the Bahamas. If you have a interest in this event contact the store so we know to go on with this event. Finally is Customer Appreciation Day at Dutch Springs is October 7th. We have discount coupons for entry that day now in the store. Let me be the first to invite you to our Annual Christmas Party/Open House on December 7th, mark your calendar now so you don't miss out.
DON'T MISS THE BOAT.....
In the don't miss the boat we have 4 different trips planned however if we don't hear of any interest we won't pursue them at all:
The Niagara Drift dive can be a one or two day event, what ever you choose to do. There is no cost for this dive but there is transportation cost and a hotel if you go both days. Once again this year I plan to stay at Buffalo Marriott Niagara 716-689-6900. Saturday evening dinner at Grover’s Bar & Grill in East Amherst.
Once again we'll try to plan a trip to swim with the manatee's, drift dive the Rainbow river and dive a spring or two. We won't be going to Universal Studios or Epcot to try and keep costs down. We must know the interest no later then October 15th. This trip you can either fly down or drive to Orlando.
In April we plan to return to Bimini since the place we used in Plya del Carmen has closed. This trip to Bimini we'll be staying at the Bimini Big Game Club and dive with Neal Watson Jr. The last time we went to Bimini the cost was $1395/diver & $895/non-diver plus air. We must know the interest no later then October 15th.
In May for the first time in 30 years we are heading back to the Keys in Florida. The plan is to make it a long weekend trip but is totally open to the ideas of people interested in going. We do have a dive operator picked out and we must know the interest level by November 1st so we can start making arrangements. This trip you can either fly down Ft Lauderdale or drive to Key Largo.
Interest is determined for the Manatee, Bimini or Key Largo trip by placing a $100 deposit on the trip.
8/12 - Free Gear Day
8/25 - STSC BBQ
8/26 - Treasure Hunt
9/8 - River Cleanup
10/7 - STSC Customer Appreciation Day at Dutch Springs
12/7 - STSC’s Annual Christmas Party/Open House
Don't miss the Boat...
Sept 29-30, 2018 - Drift Dive the Niagara River
Feb 7-11, 2019 Swim with the Manatees
April 20-27, 2019 Bimini, Bahamas
May 10-13, 2019 Dive Key Largo, FL
Completing your Scuba Certification...
To complete your certification you must complete your open water dives. Please remember that you have only 12 months to complete open water dives or you will be required to take a scuba review (cost $39.95). As time nears you can call the store to make arrangements to do your dives. Group training dives during the summer are $35.00/dive and $45.00/dive from September 1st thru May 31st. Please call or email us about one week before the desired dates. If these dates don't work you can schedule dives by appointment. Cost is $40/dive in the summer and $50/dive in the winter. All equipment needed for these dives is included in the cost (excluding mask, snorkel fins & boots). Four Dives are required for certification which we do two dives a day. First day all divers meet at Sunken Treasure Scuba Center and return to the store on the last day. Please remember the first day we will take your photo for certification and you must bring your eRDP & log book.
Attention Boy Scouts of America...
Each year we work with numerous Boy Scout groups for SCUBA BSA activity badges, SCUBA BSA merit badges and groups going to the Seabase camp but something that has just came to our attention is that PADI offers scholarships to the Scouts, contact Rich at STSC for more information.
Not so Happy News
Finally on a sad side two of our local divers left the area. Rick Morris moved to FL and Don & Jane Oakley moved to IL.
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Current Store Hours until Sept 1st
Mon & Fri - 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Tues & Thur - 10:00am till 5:00pm
Saturday - 9:30am till 1:00pm
Wednesdays and Sundays by appointment & Closed Holidays
Remember Go Dive !!!
"Be Adventurous - Be Amazed - Be A Diver"