How it all began - A brief history of the Laurel Divers
In June of 1975, current club member Jim Hostetler and former club member Bob Mulvehill, decided to turn their interest in scuba diving into a local dive club. They traveled to Johnstown and recruited two members from the Johnstown YMCA class. The four of them met in a Coleman camper, in Bob Mulvehill’s back yard and became The Ebensburg Scuba Club.
Each of the four members donated $5 to form a club treasury, half of which was spent on a year’s subscription to Skin Diver Magazine. Additional funds were added by using scuba to clean the bottom of the Ebensburg Community Pool for $2 each time.
Pennsylvania Employer Identification Number is 32-0032756, Laurel Divers, nonprofit organization.
Dues for membership are $35/year for first member of household, $27 for second member and $21 for each consecutive member. Dues entitle you to participation in all club events and you will receive our monthly e-mail detailing all our upcoming trips and information on past trips & events.