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

  • May 18th Pool Closed 8:00 am for annual HHS boat races
  • May 20th Lifeguard Review Course - One lap lane 12:00–6:30 pm
  • May 26, 27 Hempfield recCenter pool open 7:00 am–12:00 pm for lap swimming, aerobic classes and private lessons—12:00–6:30 pm family swim. East Pete pool is open 12:00–8:00 pm
  • May 28 NO Water Aerobics Classes
  • May 29, 30, 31 Hempfield recCenter outdoor pools open 12:00–8:00 pm. East Pete pool open from 4:00–8:00 pm