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Scott Rummings, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Scott Rummings, NASE Master Instructor

Most don't people think of training as fun; it's just something you have to do before you get to the fun stuff.  I teach classes that are FUN and prepare you to be a safe and knowledgeable diver. My training techniques make learning all skills neutrally bouyant easier and more fun than doing skills kneeling on the bottom. You will impress experienced divers with your skills but only you will know the secret--it's super easy! Other instructors will rush you through training and never take the time (about 15-20 minutes) to get your bouyancy under control then sell you another class to correct your buorancy problems. I also offer the peak performance buoyancy course but you will only need it if you took your open water training with another instructor.

Everyone is different so I offer training from two of the top scuba training agencies.
PADI is the worlds largest scuba certification agency and has training programs and materials second to none. They offer books and e-learning. All certifications earn a plastic certification card. An electronic card can be purchased for an additional fee.

NASE is a smaller agency that is still recognized worldwide that has its roots in commercial, cave, and technical diving. NASE offers only e-learning and all certifications earn an electronic card that is delivered instantly on a free smart phone app. A plastic certification card is available for a small additional fee.
The content of courses from both agencies is very similar with only minor differences. NASE minimum certification standards exceed what is required for PADI certification in terms of level of skill performance and total open water time.

When choosing a SCUBA instructor, it is incredibly important to choose one with not only a great variety of experience but one who gained that experience over many years of diving. If you want to know a little more about me you can read about my experience here.

Become PADI Certified

SCUBA is a fun activity for the entire family and is actually much more affordable than most people believe. Invest in a hobby that promotes fitness and opens your life to a whole new world. If you can afford the latest smart phone you can afford SCUBA.
Exercise your mind and body, enjoy a fun outdoor activity with a surprisingly large group of local divers in a family friendly atmosphere or chose to participate with just friends and family. Either way, you won't have trouble finding someone to dive with locally.
Once you are certified  and have your basic equipment, local diving can be one of the least expensive activities you can enjoy in central PA. Your certification is valid and recognized worldwide for life. Dive local or explore tropical waters on vacation. Of course, I suggest you do both.

Open Water Diver

Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

$495 includes everything except your personal equipment
You will be required to own or purchase personal equpment.
(Mask, Fins, Snorkel) 

Adventure Diver

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification.   $185

Advanced Open Water Diver

Designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. This course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.  $300

Rescue Diver

Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.  $350

Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating.

Specialty Courses

  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation


The Divemaster rating is the first level of PADI Professional membership. Learn to lead groups of divers and assist instructors with classes. In addition to the full Divemaster course, I also welcome previously certified Divemasters to renew your membership. If you have not been an active Divemaster for several years, PADI will require you to do additional training. This can be accomplished in a single weekend if you have kept up with your skills & knowledge. Divemasters who complete training or recertification with me are called first to assist with my classes.  $750

Become NASE Certified

The National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE Worldwide) is a training organization that provides state-of-the-art teaching materials, programs and leadership to scuba diving professionals around the world. NASE is the only scuba training organization to draw its extensive experience from the fields of commercial, recreational, technical and cave diver training. NASE’s parent company, Commercial Diving Academy, is the world’s largest commercial diving school. We strive to provide scuba training and instruction to fit any skill level - from beginning scuba lessons to online scuba certifications and master scuba diving instruction. Our goal is to change the way the world learns to scuba dive. We provide scuba training for the novice looking for scuba diving lessons as well as higher scuba training for the professional diver looking for rewarding careers in scuba diving.

Courses Offered

Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Rescue Diver
Master Diver (NASE Master Diver is a course that teaches instructor level knowledge and skills)

Night Diver
Blackwater Diver
Equipment Specialist
Digital Imaging
Computer Diver
Boat Diver
Drift Diver
Search and Recovery
Deep Diver
Nitrox I
Nitrox II
Dry suit
Wreck Diver
Full Face Mask Diver
Blackwater Diver
Underwater Hunter
DPV Pilot
Oxygen Provider

I am an ASHI Instructor Trainer and offer training that meets all state requirements for employment or community responders.

  • First aid & CPR training that meets the standards for PADI diver certifications (where required)
  • Professional CPR (BLS) meets standards for hospital & nursing home employees as well as firefighters and EMS
  • Workplace first aid meets OSHA requirements
  • Pediatric First Aid approved for licensed daycare workers enrolled in the PA KEYS & STARS programs  (PQAS #: SDI-228000)
  • Training held at your location or ours.
  • Partial online training available

DAN Divers Alert Network - Scuba Diving and Dive Safety Association

All open water students are enrolled in DAN membership absoultely Free!
If you are already a certified diver you can click the link at the left to join.