Beginning Scuba / Open Water Certification

Immerse yourself in the excitement of scuba! The programs held at Hempfield recCenter are managed by Lancaster Scuba Center. Contact Lancaster Scuba at 717-397-2822 or for details.

SCUBA Open Water Certification

This course includes academic and skill development conducted by a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor in a comfortable class size with individual attention to each student.

PADI Seal Team Scuba - ages 8+

Seal Team participants complete five missions in the pool. Once participants have completed all five AquaMissions, they will have completed all the skills for completing the first pool dive in the PADI Open Water Course.

Ages 8+

PADI Bubblemaker - ages 8+

Discover the excitement of scuba diving! This fun, two-hour session begins with the basic rules of scuba diving. Lancaster Scuba Center provides scuba equipment made specifically for children, allowing them to experience the underwater world to a maximum depth of six feet. At the end of the session, the student will receive a Bubblemaker certificate of completion for having experienced the underwater world.

Ages 8+


Cancellations & Closings

  • June 13 - Due to the weather, our AQUA Stand Up® trial class at East Pete pool is canceled. Join us June 15th 6:00–7:00 pm for another trial—the weather is supposed to be better!
  • Our indoor pool will close at 5:00 on the following dates to accommodate the Hempfield Stingrays Swim Team home meets: June 19, 21, 28 and July 10.
  • June 21 - The East Pete pool will close at 5:00 to accommodate the East Pete Frogs Swim Team home meet.
  • June 24 - The East Pete pool will open at 2:00 pm due to a mini swim meet.