So you've always dreamed of becoming a certified scuba diver but never knew where to start... well, this is the place! Scuba Central PA is York, PA's most experienced, full service PADI Authorized Dive Center.

Recreational scuba diving can be a very rewarding experience in many different ways. For some it's a source of relaxation. For others it's an open opportunity for adventure, being able to explore the world as few others get to see it. And still others have had their perceptions of the natural world completely changed, describing their experiences as exhilarating, awe inspiring or even spiritual. It can even open the door to career opportunities in the world of Commercial Diving.

We offer a wide range of standard courses for absolute beginners as well as advanced PADI and SDI/TDI certifications and specialty courses. There is also the opportunity here for instruction in Technical Diving.

Check out our course offerings below. If you're just getting your fins wet for the first time or you're already an experienced diver looking to advance your knowledge and certification level, we can get you going! Call or stop by the shop and ask about our upcoming classes. You can also look for upcoming course info by heading on over to our Facebook page.





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The Adventure Begins Here!  If you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons to experience the underwater world, this is where your journey begins... with a PADI or SDI/TDI Open Water Certification Course here at Scuba Central PA!

PADI and SDI/TDI are unquestionably the top two most recognized scuba instruction organizations worldwide. There are millions of certified divers exploring the world's waters that got their start with one of these Open Water courses. College students may be able to receive college credit for obtaining this certification.


3 Step Course Structure:

  • Knowledge Development - Independent study and classroom time
  • Confined Water Dives - Practicing basic scuba skills in the water
  • Open Water Dives - Demonstrate your new skills and exploration

So what are you waiting for? It's time to get your fins wet! Come by the shop and enroll in our next Open Water Diver course today. For more detailed info on each course you can visit the PADI Open Water Diver or the SDI Open Water Diver course pages.



This course is designed to advance your diving skills and it's available to you immediately after your completion of the PADI Open Water course or anytime thereafter. Two core elements of this course are Deep diving and Underwater Navigation.

During this course you will gain experience and build on your skills as a diver and develop a higher degree of confidence in those skills. This will be done by allowing you to a experience a few different types of specialties under direct supervision of your Instructor. For more detailed info visit the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course page.



This course is a tremendous experience for many people. It will increase your confidence as a diver overall. You will learn to prevent as well as recognize, manage and solve problems while in the water.

Through academics and rescue exercises you will learn various ways of dealing with dive related emergencies when you're a diver in or out of the water. You will be taught what signs to look for and how to react to an incident.

In order to be able to take this course the student must also have complete an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (First Aid and CPR) within the last 12 months. Also, this course may qualify for college credit. Ask your instructor for details. For more detailed info visit the PADI Rescue Diver course page.



Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in a group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.

When you show your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures. For more detailed info visit the PADI Master Scuba Diver course page.



This is a professional certification. In this course you will learn a host of valuable skills, refine some you've already learned and so much more. The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities as well as assist instructors.

Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you will develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. For more detailed info visit the PADI Divemaster course page.



Has it been a while since your last dive? Need a chance to brush up on your diving skills? The Scuba Review course is just what you need to refresh your knowledge and skills. You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management.

Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a predive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control. For more detailed info visit the PADI Scuba Review course page.



Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go.

With this course offering from PADI you can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. For more detailed info visit the PADI Online Open Water Diver course page.


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