Scott Rummings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #390874

Quality individualized training

USA
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  • Divemaster since November 2016
  • Instructor since June 2017

Key diving courses


Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Dive Master

Underwater Photo-Video

Dry Suit Diver

Deep Diver

Drift Diver

Fish Identification

Wreck Diver

Night Diver

Enriched Air

First certified in 1994

I was first certified as an Open Water Diver in 1994 in Huntsville Alabama while I was stationed at Redstone Arsenal in the US Army. I started diving in Alabama quarries, Florida springs, and the Florida Gulf Coast.  I made many moves over the years and had the opportunity to dive in many different parts of the world. I got the opportunity to do a lot of diving and completed Advanced Open Water in the warm, clear waters in The Philippines where I was also introduced to technical diving.

Another military move had me back in Florida at Eglin Air Force Base where I took full advantage of all the boat and shore ocean diving available and also drove north to the Florida springs and caves. That is also where I earned TDI Nitrox certification. Nitrox was still new back then and PADI did not offer Nitrox training as it was still considered far too dangerous for recreational divers.

I continued to dive often in warm water until I moved to Maryland. That is where I used a dry suit for the first time while taking my Rescue Diver certification. It was also the first time I dove in a lake that had ice floating on the water. To this day, Rescue is the toughest class I ever took and probably the one where I learned the most.

Classes I teach

In addition to First Aid and CPR/AED up to professional level, I am authorized to teach pediatric first aid for Pennsylvania daycare providers and issue continuing education credit for the Keystone STARS program.

I offer the following PADI training programs and certifications:

  • Skin Diver
  • ReActivate
  • Discover Local Diving
  • SCUBA Diver / Open Water Diver
  • Adventure Diver / Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Master SCUBA Diver*
  • Divemaster

* Master SCUBA Diver is not a course in itself but is a certification that recognizes Rescue Divers who have logged at least 50 dives and have certifications in at least 5 different specialties. I can design a custom  Master SCUBA Diver course that will take you from your current level to the Master SCUBA Diver certification. Master SCUBA Diver differs from Divemaster in that MSD is a recreational certification and Divemaster is a professional level certification that focuses on leading certified divers and assisting instructors with training new divers. It is actually possible to be certified as a Divemaster or even Instructor and not meet the requirements to be certified as a Master SCUBA Diver. It is an elite certification held by less than 2% of divers.

Specialties:

  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
  • Digital Underwater Photography  (This will soon be changed to Underwater Digital Imaging but I am already teaching the new materials)
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project Aware
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck Diver
  • Search & Recovery
  • Deep Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
I speak English

PA SCUBA Supply

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PA SCUBA Supply is located in Houtzdale, PA and offers Equipment sales & service in addition to instruction for beginners through Divemaster.  Rental equipment is available for students. 

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