North East United States first PADI Tec Center

Indian Valley Scuba (, in Harleysville PA is proud to be PADI’s first TecRec Center in the North East United States, and one of only a few PADI Instructor Development Centers to offer professional level training in the full range of PADI Technical Courses.

The technical team at IVS, headed up by PADI Course Director / Technical Instructor Trainer David Valaika & PADI Master Instructor / Technical Instructor Avery Chipka, are able to offer the full range of TecRec courses from Discover Tec through to Tri-mix including both Diver and Professional levels. We are eagerly awaiting the release of the PADI rebreather programs and preparations have already begun to offer the full range of rebreather courses and cave training at Indian Valley Scuba.

Between David & Avery the two have logged over 15,000 dives throughout the world including caves, deep ocean wrecks, and trips below the Ice. If you have somewhere you want to go stop by IVS and not only will we provide the training to get you there but our in house travel agency will take care of making all your trip arrangements for you.

Indian Valley Scuba is one of only a hand fill of locations in the North East with a full stock of technical equipment, rebreathers & Dry Suits from the leading manufactures in store. IVS has a full service department that is even able to accommodate rebreather repairs. In addition to the many other services provided by IVS an onsite pool provides access to instant confined water training and a state of the art fill station powered by two compressors and boosters allows IVS to provide any mix of gas you may need.  

IVS makes regular trips to the Florida Keys, Central FL Cave Country, Andrea Doria and other technical Sites throughout the world on a regular basis. Including but not limited to Thunder Bay, Truk Lagoon and Mexican Riviera to name a few. 

At IVS we are passionate about Technical Diving, and are extremely excited to add the PADI Technical Programs to our wide range of technical offerings. Stop in to see us at our main location in Harleysville PA or one of our five field offices during one of exciting trips through out the world!


Avery Z Chipka

Indian Valley Scuba & ScubaGearPlus

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