In 1987, Larry Wedgewood embarked on his scuba career with a PADI Open Water Course at Frank White's Scuba Shop in Victoria, BC. He honed his expertise as a commercial diver based on Gabriola Island, later advancing to PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster certifications, then going on to gain experience as a Dive Guide and Divemaster with Marina Divers in Phuket,Thailand.
Upon returning to Canada, Larry became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer, teaching at Seafun Divers in Campbell River and his starting point, Frank Whites' Scuba Shop.
With his instructor certifications in hand Larry returned to Thailand, and taught there for 7 years while co-owning Kata Beach Dive shop and then founded "Wedgewood's Aquatic Dive Centre" while achieving the top Instructor rating, by becoming a PADI Course Director, with an extensive dive log and a deep understanding of marine life.
Now with over three decades of global diving experience across 8 countries, including leadership roles at five dive centers Larry recognizes the need for small, personalized classes, enhancing students' skills and confidence with safety-focused instruction and custom travel for unforgettable diving experiences, which is his focus.
Larry continues his passion for diver education and diver experience today with Larry Wedgewood Scuba Instruction.
PADI Master Instructor / Course Director
" I love being underwater exploring and I know you will too."
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