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Come on out and get wet on the local scene at Lake Aquarius – Friendly, Fun, Clear, Deep, All-Inclusive, and no Crazy Rules & Restrictions!  The perfect place to complete your certification dives, partake in continuing education, or just come out, keep the gills (and the equipment) wet and the skills sharp!  We’re easy to get to, crowd-supported as we continue our infrastructure development, perfect for picnics, we have shelter for diving in inclement weather conditions, and we’re right here in Slatington, PA!

And, we offer the deepest diving in the region, with 120 ft of nice clear bottom to explore.  Yes, it’s a little cooler and a little darker down there, but hey, it’s not the Caribbean, it’s the Quaribbean!

As we enter our third year of offering local diving opportunities to the community, you can come be part of the team of as we sink our newest boat this year, take a helicopter for it’s final flight to the bottom, run new navigation lines, set new platforms and other underwater attractions in 2024.

What do you need to dive at Lake Aquarius?  A certification, a buddy (we are not yet allowing solo diving on the site, however, there are plans to put that in place in the future.  Don’t have a buddy – just let us know that on the registration form, and we’ll make sure you meet a new friend or three for your day of diving – no one gets left out.

NOTE: ALL DIVERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PURCHASE THEIR TICKETS FOR ENTRY TO THE LAKE.   REGISTRATION IS CUT OFF THREE DAYS BEFORE EACH EVENT, AS THE ROSTERS ARE FINALIZED.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!

Here’s the steps you’ll need to complete in order to earn your certification:  EDIT FROM HERE ON DOWN!!

  • Come to the dive center no less than TWO WEEKS before the start of class to register, complete all the necessary paperwork, and select your personal gear which is included in the program
  • Then the class meets on two (usually) consecutive Sundays ALL DAY from 9:00 am  – 4:00 pm, starting at the Indian Valley Scuba dive center, and then moving to the Souderton Area High School for the pool work
  • This is an all-day program and we do not break for lunch, so please bring snacks and drinks so we can work together to cover all the material within the allotted time frame
  • A thorough Academic Review and Final Exam will be conducted at the Indian Valley Scuba dive center on the second Sunday, followed by the final exam

Once you’ve successfully passed the academics and poolwork, you can schedule your Open Water dives.  In order to ensure your success as a safe, competent open water scuba diver, IVS requires a minimum of six dives to be completed over the course of two days. The final two dives are actually student-planned and student-led, ensuring you have the skills to safely plan and execute dives on your own after graduation.  These checkout dives, as they are called,  can be scheduled at your convenience on any of our local Open Water Weekend dates or on many of our tropical trips.

Indian Valley Scuba’s exclusive Open Water +Plus! program also includes two additional specialty diver certifications, PADI’s  Peak Performance Buoyancy & Coral Reef Conservation. These two programs require one additional evening of class, held at IVS, following your checkout dives in order for us to process your certifications.  These classes are scheduled one Monday evening each month year-round.

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