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Improve your SCUBA knowledge and skills!

Course Instructor

Paul Rentschler

Paul Rentschler

NAUI SCUBA Instructor

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Advanced Scuba Diver course

Your a certified scuba diver, become a better one. Increase your knowledge about scuba and learn new skills under the supervision of an instructor.

Course description

The Advanced Scuba Diver course is designed for any certified diver to improve their diving ability by performing 6 dives in varying environments while conducting various activities. Three of those dives include navigation, night, and deep diving.

The overview of this course goes into more details about what is covered during the course. Specific details for this offering of the course are detailed below.


This course is open to all University Park Penn State students, faculty, and staff members who meet the prerequisites for the course.


  • Certification as an open-water scuba diver from a recognized certification agency as NAUI, PADI, SSI, etc.
  • Medically cleared to scuba dive
  • Payment in full of the course fee

Course schedule

Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm — Lecture and written exam (50 true/false questions)

Thursday, Sept 19, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm — Equipment rentals at the Natatorium

Saturday, Sept 21, 2013 8:00am - 10:00pm — Open-water dives at Blue Hole Quarry

Sunday, Sept 22, 2013 10:00am - 6:00pm — Open-water dives at Jay Street Bridge in Lockhaven, PA or Blue Hole Quarry

Monday, Sept 23, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm — Partial equipment return at the Natatorium

Thursday, Sept 26, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm — Equipment pickup at the Natatorium

Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 7:00am - 8:00pm — Open-water dives at Bainbridge Quarry for group 1

Sunday, Sept 29, 2013 7:00am - 8:00pm — Open-water dives at Bainbridge Quarry for group 2

Monday, Sept 30, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm — Partial equipment return at the Natatorium

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm — Final equipment return at the Natatorium

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!


$355.00 per person which includes your equipment, transportation, and certification fees. You will need to provide a swimsuit, towel, food, and beverages for yourself.

There is a minimum of 3 students required to run the course at this price. If 3 students are not enrolled by the deadline, any students signed up will be given the opportunity to pay an additional $205.00 each to do the dives or receive a full refund.

Additional information on the course cost, what's included, and information on using your own equipment.


Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at noon!


Registration ends Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at noon!

How to register

Registration is done in person at the Adventure Recreation Center

You need to pay the full course fee in cash to secure your spot in the class.

Payments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis from the first 8 people.

Questions or concerns

If you have reviewed this page and the Advanced Scuba Diver course overview and have additional questions or concerns, please contact the course instructor listed at the top of this page.