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201 Greenfield Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 
10AM - 5PM
Thursday and Friday
10AM - 7PM

Frank Velardo
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Instructor Frank Velardo

Growing up on an island, I have always found myself on or in the water. Salt water and sea air has always been a part of my life. Back in the early 80’s I found myself on the island of Bermuda with my new wife. Because we both loved the water we snorkeled virtually every day. The reefs, the coral formations and the aquatic life were absolutely mind blowing. I needed more. Snorkeling was not enough. One thought kept running through my mind: How can I stay underwater longer to gain a true appreciation of all that I am seeing. The answer: SCUBA. Well, that was it. I got open water certified shortly after and by 1987 I was an Assistant Instructor.

To this day, I never stopped learning. There was always another class or something new to experience. Now it’s my turn to give back. As a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, I am in the perfect position to share my love of the underwater world with so many others. To be honest, since I began with scuba, I’ve spent more time training and mentoring other divers than actually diving for my own pleasure. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I just love to teach and share my joy of diving to inspire new divers.

I’ve worked with interested people from all walks of life, all ages from 10 to 72, and all levels of confidence. I have been embraced with tears of joy from students who overcame obstacles thought impossible and achieved their open water certification. That’s when you know it is all worth it.

So why not give it a try. You are probably amazed every time you see images from beneath the waves on TV or in the theaters. The sea is calling. Don’t let life pass you by without experiencing this breathtaking world firsthand. Join our family of divers and experience it for yourself. It’s a feeling you’ll never forget!

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Discover Scuba Diving AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Divemaster Primary & Secondary Care
Open Water Deep Diver   Care for Children
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