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Rich Best

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Rich Best
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1978... Started Sunken Treasure Scuba Center, a small store in Jersey Shore to serve the growing number of scuba divers in our area. 

1979... Graduated from PADI International College in San Diego, CA

1981... STSC became the area's first full-time scuba center offering scuba instruction,  sales, rentals and travel.

1984... We became the area's first PADI 5-Star Training Facility adding several staff members and instructors.  Recognized by PADI for five years of service as a  PADI Instructor.

1985... Our first River Cleanup took place at Jay Street Bridge in Lock Haven, PA.

1987... We moved to our present location in Jersey Shore.

1988... Rich Best, the owner of Sunken Treasure, became a PADI Master Instructor.

1989... Recognized by PADI for ten years of service as a active PADI Instructor.

1992... Sunken Treasure was awarded the rating of PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center.

1994...Recognized by PADI for fifteen years as an active PADI Instructor.

1999... Recognized by PADI for twenty years as an active PADI Instructor.

2004... Recognized by PADI for twenty-Five years as an active PADI Instructor.

2006...Sunken Treasure Scuba Center was recognized as a PADI Eco Dive Center and also received an award for Twenty Five years of service to the diving community as a PADI Training Facility.

2007... Our first River Cleanup in Jersey Shore, PA

2009...Rich Best, owner of Sunken Treasure received PA Cleanways Northcentral Volunteer of the Year award for his many years of collecting and removing tires and other debris from the Susquehanna River.  This year Rich was recognized for 30 years continued service as a PADI Instructor.

2010...Sunken Treasure Scuba Center was one of only three scuba centers in the Northeastern United States nominated for the PADI Americas Project Aware International Marine Environmental Award.

2011...Recognized by PADI for 30 years as a PADI Training Facility

2011...Sunken Treasure Scuba Center was one of only three scuba centers in the Northeastern United States nominated for the PADI Americas Project Aware International Marine Environmental Award.
 

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