PADI Training at Williamsburg Blue Hole Quarry


Discover Scuba Diving

Register with Central Pennsylvania SCUBA for a Discover Diving experience! 
Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater, or what the other 70% of the world might look like?
Have you thought you might be interested in SCUBA diving, but never had a chance to try it out?
Central Pennsylvania SCUBA offers Discover Scuba Diving, where you will learn the basics, get fitted with gear, and try out the sport!
Contact the shop or call (814) 682-6721 for more details!

ReACTIVATE: $99.95

Who should take this program?
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.
Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.
What will you learn?
Using ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices) or ReActivate Online (for your personal computer), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.
In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.
How can you start learning now?
Contact Central Pennsylvania Scuba to get ReActivate Touch or ReActivate Online and start working through the scenarios. Then, schedule your ReActivate water skills session.
What gear will you use?
You’ll use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD and a scuba tank. The exposure protection you need will depend on whether you dive in a pool, confined water or open water dive site. Central Pennsylvania Scuba staff will explain other equipment you may need to ReActivate.

Open Water Diver Course: $499.95 (includes EVERYTHING, NO HIDDEN FEES)

Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. 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.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.
*course fees include instruction, books and materials, gear rental throughout the course, quarry fees, air fills, and all necessary items to complete the certification course.  Optional open water dives at additional sites may be included at an additional fee. Certification not guaranteed by payment of course fees, as it is a skills based, tested course.  **Gear purchases not included.

Enhanced Open Water Diver Course: $525.95

PADI ENHANCED Open Water Diver!
Central Pennsylvania SCUBA offers a PADI Open Water Diver Certification which combines the Open Water Diver Certification with one of PADI's specialty diver courses into the curriculum.
First, you'll complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course, and then we add the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty.  Not only will you be certified as an Open Water Diver through this course, but you'll also be well on your way to Master Scuba Diver with some of your continuing education already completed!
Buoyancy is one of the most important skills a new diver must master - the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty helps divers understand and practice buoyancy skills in order to become better divers!

Adventure Diver: $199.95

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI 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. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Advanced Open Water Diver: $275.00

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Emergency First Response

Central Pennsylvania Scuba offers the following First Aid and CPR/AED Training Programs:

    • Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)
    • Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid)
    • Emergency First Response Care for Children
    • Emergency First Response CPR and AED
    • Emergency First Response First Aid at Work
    • Emergency First Response Refresher Course
    • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
    • ...and coming soon... Diver's Alert Network Courses

Rescue Diver: $375.00

Who should take this course?
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you 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. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. We also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.


Who should take this course?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. 
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

Specialty Courses

PADI Specialty Courses Include: (course costs include all books, materials and processing fees. Gear rental additional, and some courses may have additional expenses related to the dive sites/entry fees, etc.)

      • AWARE - Fish ID ($129.95 unless combined with another course, then $75)
      • AWARE - Coral Reef ($75.00)
      • Boat Diver ($129.95)
      • Deep Diver ($129.95)
      • Dry Suit Diver ($129.95)
      • Enriched Air Diver ($189.95)
      • Emergency Oxygen Provider ($129.95)
      •        Full Face Mask Diver ($129.95)
      • Night Diver ($139.95)
      • Peak Performance Buoyancy ($99.95 or get a $15.00 discount if added to another course)
      • Project AWARE Specialist ($75.00)
      • Public Safety Diver ($499.95) this course has several prerequisite courses, please contact the shop if interested.
      • Search and Recovery Diver ($129.95)
      • Underwater Navigator ($129.95)
      • Wreck Diver ($179.95)
      • ...and ask about our other Distinctive Specialties


Project Aware Fish Identification Course:

Cost: $129.95 (unless combined with another course, then $75.00)

This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters as well as what you might see here in Pennsylvania while diving locally. You'll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation. During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty Course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data. The course includes all of the background you'll need to identify fish, including:

  • Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
  • Characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

The AWARE - Fish Identification Adventure Dive from the Adventures in Diving program credits toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor. In addition, you can count this specialty toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.


  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age is 10 years old


  • Waterproof Pocket Guide to Corals and Fishes Florida, Bahamas & Caribbean (included in cost of class)
  • Fish ID Slate (included in cost of class)
  • Note: Course fee does not include rental scuba equipment, if needed)


Classes offered upon request, and consist of knowledge development and two (2) open water dives.

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