With 100-150ft visibility, entering and descending into the ocean can speed up one's heart and cause such an exhilaration as one sees the bursting colors of red, orange, blue, violet, yellow reflected by coral walls and fish schools.

Scuba diving is one of the most exciting sports one can undertake. It provides the great opportunity to explore and experience the oceans, seas, lakes and see both marine and freshwater organisms in their natural habitat. For safety and information, a basic OW scuba certification is required.

Dive safely. Plan your dive, dive you plan.

CMU Explorers Scuba is a relatively young section of the club. It does not yet have its core set of Dive Masters and Instructors from its members. Diving with other local clubs is encouraged as it allow our members to interact and learn from other experienced divers.  A well-planned dive with a designated diving lead makes for a safer trip.

Check out some photos and stories from a sampling of our trips here.

Explorers Club Scuba Diving Chair

The Explorers Club is currently looking for a motivated and experienced member to fill the position of Scuba Diving Chair. If this is something you think you might be interested in, please contact us!

Scuba Diving Destinations

Depending on budget, time and skill level, and interested divers, a dive trip can be planned locally (Lake Erie, Yough River, Summersville), out of state (Florida, NorthC, California), or at another country (Cozumel, St Maartens, Roatan, Fiji). These dive trips are always planned with budget in mind to compensate for the fact the scuba diving is a relatively expensive sport. We join other local dive clubs during their dive trips as well.

Volunteering at the Pittsburgh Aquarium

Dive Shop Details

You can get certified at the following scuba dive shops below that also sell dive gear and accessories.

Dive World, Washington (Greg)
48 Vankirk Ridge Road Washington, PA 15301-8848
Phone: 866-369-2531
Fax: 724-225-6069
Email: greg@diveworld.us

Pittsburgh Scuba Center (NAUI center/shop, carries scubapro brands)
818 Annt St
Homestead, PA 15120
Phone: 412-461-3181
Fax: 412-461-3481
Email: PittsburghScubaCenter@verizon.net

Scott's Scuba, Freeport (Scott/Lisa)
509 High St Freeport, PA 16229
Phone: 724-295 3500
Email: divein@nauticom.net
NOTE: Get on their mailing list!

Uncle Joe's Scuba
937 5th Ave.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: 412 262-2664
Fax: 412-262-2669
Email: heyunclejoe@gmail.com

Washington Scuba Center, Washington (Jim)
301 Oak Spring Rd Washington, PA 15301
Phone: 724-228-8686
Email: dive@washingtonscuba.com

Scuba Diving Gear

The Explorers Club now owns scuba diving gear that it can lend to it's members. We have 2 complete sets of dive gear (BCD, regulator/octopus/depth and pressure gauge, fins, masks and snorkel). Efforts are made to consistently upgrade the gear.

Shops & Resources

Scott's Scuba - Dive shop in Freeport, PA
Dive World - Dive shop in Washington, PA
Washington Scuba Center - Dive shop in Washington, PA