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Scott Rummings, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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Scott Rummings
PSS Master Instructor

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.

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Everyone is different so I offer training from three of the world's top scuba training agencies.

PADI is the worlds largest scuba certification agency and has training programs and materials are some of the best in the industry. 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 eLearning 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.

PSS is based in Italy and the third largest training agency in all of Europe, where they have been active for over 25 years. The PSS founders also founded the WRSTC, which ensures member SCUBA training agencies adhere to ISO standards for global recognition of SCUBA certification and they are also members of the ISO board, that sets worldwide SCUBA training standards. They have recently started operations in the United States and are growing very rapidly. PSS was the first agency in the world to offer online eLearning and their electronic learning management system is second to none. I added PSS to my training options because of the ability to instantly allow anyone to start training at any time simply by clicking a link. All training through PSS is recorded in your account  and automatically applies credit for completed accomplishments to be applied to higher certification levels. All courses are eLearning and include a PDF manual and electronic certification card that is delivered instantly on a free smart phone app. A plastic certification card is available for a small additional fee. Printed books (that are exactly the same as the PDF you receive) are available for purchase.

The content of courses from all agencies is very similar with only minor differences. NASE minimum certification standards exceed what is required for PADI/PSS certification in terms of level of skill performance and total open water time. You can easily switch between agencies.

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 equipment.
(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

Altitude Diver
AWARE - Fish Identification
Project AWARE Specialist
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
Boat Diver
Deep Diver
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
Digital Underwater Photographer
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Drift Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Enriched Air Diver
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Equipment Specialist
Full Face Mask
Night Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery Diver
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Wreck Diver


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

Become PSS Certified

Learn, wherever you are. -- Just click here to start learning right now for free!
Content of great cultural value, cutting-edge teaching technology and the continuous updating of standards and educational programs have earned PSS the title as the leader in the field of diving education.
Thanks to ongoing research into the latest technologies and the development of new training solutions, you can now learn to scuba dive quickly and easily from any device.
In fact, the PSS applications are the only ones designed and developed for use with PCs, tablets and smart phones.
Manuals, quizzes, training videos and the possibility to interact with the instructor... all in your pocket!

Courses Offered

Skin Diver
Snorkeling Guide
SCUBA Experience
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
SCUBA Rescue Diver / SCUBA Rescue Diver Plus
Master Diver
Wreck Diver
Night Diver
Underwater Navigation
Digital Underwater Photography
Search & Salvage
Equipment Specialist
Nitrox / Advanced Nitrox
Dry Suit
Drift Diving
Boat Diving
Altitude Diving
I.D. Mask - U/W communication
Scooter/DPV Diver
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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.