About Us

We are York's only PADI FIVE Star Dive Center, locally owned and staffed.  
York Divers began certifying students in 1975 as a YMCA training facility and became a PADI Dive Training Facility on July 1, 1982.
York Divers has certified over 6200 divers and continues to actively train divers. Our staff of ten instructors have over 100 years of combined experience teaching SCUBA. 
Most of York Divers’ professional staff started their training with us and continue to learn by advancing their education with York Divers.

 In 2016, York Divers added the Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) training system to our offering and have trained most of our professional staff as HSA Adaptive Dive Buddies and Adaptive Scuba Instructors.  Our Adaptive Scuba Instructors are also certified to offer PADI’s new Adaptive Techniques course. This new curriculum is part of PADI’s continuing worldwide initiative. Today, we offer Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) and PADI Adaptive Techniques training to all customers.

York Divers’ professional staff members have passed Criminal Background checks. Your family can be confident.  Documentation is available upon request.

York Divers offers all levels of dive training starting at entry level, progressing through to Assistant Instructor. We offer most available specialty training courses in a flexible manner.  Customers can pursue many areas of personal interest, whether it be PADI’s famous Project Aware initiatives such as Shark Conservation or Coral Reef Awareness or through a wide range of courses that specialize in topics like Underwater Photography, Navigation or Fish Identification.

York Divers services all equipment that we sell. We offer top manufacturers from the dive equipment industry and we charge fair prices. You can count on trustworthy guidance and attentive support when selecting your equipment for your future dive adventures! 

York Divers offers a thriving social community through special dive related social events and group travel.  York Divers’ professional staff enjoying diving for fun and encourage divers of every skill level to come and dive with us.  Become a valued member of our family!

Specialties we teach:
Night Diver
Drysuit Diver
Deep Diver

Wreck Diver
Underwater Naturalist

Underwater Navigation
Underwater Photo
Enriched Air
Boat Diver
Equipment Specialist
Marine Awareness
Shark Awareness

Services we offer:
Training and PADI certification
Training and H S A certification

Sales and Service of Scuba Equipment
Trips and Travel
Offer airfills
Sales and Service of Cylinders
Arrange social events for divers

We arrange trips to:
The Caribbean
Australia
Sea of Cortez
Red Sea
Yap
Palau
Truk Lagoon
Florida
North Carolina
Atlantic Ocean Dives
Oyster Dives in the Cheaspeake Bay (Fall / Winter)

We keep divers informed with e-mails, flyers and our web site.
And make sure to check out our Facebook page.

We offer beginning classes on Tuesday or Thursday evenings in York.
Saturday morning classes in Shrewsbury.
Sunday afternoon classes in Hanover.
Check the Class Schedule for times and dates.

Welcome to the Sport of Scuba Diving!