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Local Erie Partners

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Matt Mead Photography, LLC

You can see his fantastic underwater photography on display at Diver’s World and at the top of this page. An avid diver and photographer, let Matt Mead Photography, LLC capture your favorite marine life or important moment in your life.  Come into Diver’s World to see and purchase his underwater images!


Competitive Gear Bike Shop

Want to smoke the competition in your next Triathlon or just looking for a great set of wheels? Go see the team at Competitive Gear! With their beautiful new facility and knowledgeable staff, you will find all the equipment, service and support that you need for your cycling habit.


Skiing, Scuba, Tall ships… what do all these have in common? Our own Jim Zalas! Not only a great Scuba and ski instructor, Jim is also an avid shutterbug. Go to www.actionskiphotos.exposuremanager.com  to see his work. Contact Jim at j.zalas@verizon.net if you are interested in his imagery or having him photograph your next snowmobile race!


Tom Ridge Environmental Center


The Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle (TREC) is the gateway to Presque Isle and Lake Erie and home to one of the most stimulating and memorable experiences in Pennsylvania. TREC is an educational center at heart, dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit the peninsula. Learn more about TREC.

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Regional Science Consortium

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the RSC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization facilitating research, education, and collaborations with RSC members. The RSC is not directly affiliated with an institution, but instead is a consortium of institutions seeking collaborations in scientific research. Learn more about the RSC

Got a local business that you want us to check out? send us an email at shoplocal@scubaerie.com.



P.A.S.S.T. – Pennsylvania Archeological Shipwreck and Survey Team

This group is composed of representatives from the RSC, Flagship Niagara League, Indiana University of PA, PA DCNR, PA DEP – Coastal Management Program, PA Historical Museum Commission, PA Sea Grant, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, and Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5. This volunteer working group is dedicated to the documentation, scientific study, and educational promotion of Pennsylvania’s underwater archeological resources.