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Freedom Scuba USA is a PADI dive shop located just outside of Syracuse, NY. We pride ourselves on making a connection with each student to create a more meaningful educational experience. We keep our classes small in order to give each and every student the attention they deserve and need. Our company can help you start diving, continue your diving education, organize your travel needs and help you with product selection. We are an authorized dealer for Tusa, Tilos, Waterproof wetsuits, and Sealife cameras to name a few. Check out our Gear or contact us for any of your scuba diving needs!

Freedom Scuba USA Staff

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Padi Master Instructor & USCG Captain Carl Sanfilippo Captain #3424774 With more than 26 years of experience and over 4,500 dives to his credit, Carl Sanfilippo is one of the most respected divers in Central New York. His passion for diving extends into his classrooms, where he still enjoys the thrill of watching first time divers begin their love affair with the open water. A PADI Master Instructor, Sanfilippo has been privileged to certify hundreds of divers at all levels of diving. As a 40 year educator and 32 year head football coach, a person's safety and well being are the most important components in teaching you to dive. You always come first at Freedom Scuba USA.


Padi Master Instructor Stephen Para

Stephen has conducted diving educational courses at all recreational levels, 14 specialized areas of diving, has authored and had approved a distinctive specialty for public safety diver certification. In his 29 years of diving, he has completed more than 5000 open water dives in all water environments; recreationally, public safety recoveries, salvage and training. He is a resident of Virginia where he is a regional operations manager for government security contracts.

Stephen will be running the Freedom SCUBA USA satellite location in Virginia. He will also be on the charter boat various times during the Summer.

Padi Divemaster Kyle Dreverman

Kyle received his PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications with Freedom Scuba USA. In 2014 he obtained his Divemaster rating and his love for SCUBA has grown even more. As a career Paramedic and Marine Corps. veteran Kyle is a blast to dive with. He loves the thrill of deep diving and finds the Keystorm his home away from home. "The look on a divers face as they climb out of the water after their first open water dive make it all worth it"

"The sea, once it casts it's spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever"  -Jacques Cousteau 

Padi Divemaster Scott Elliot

Scott has been diving for two years. He has done all of his dive training with Freedom SCUBA USA to his present level of Divemaster. Scott loves the water and loves taking people on the wrecks of the Thousand Islands.

Padi Divemaster Dana Eells

Dana started diving in 2003. Since then he has continued to dive, learn, and train with Freedom Scuba USA to his current status of Divemaster. As a high school physical education teacher he enjoys watching people fall in love with a new lifetime activity. Dana also loves the adventure, excitement, and friendships that diving provides. He'd love to see you on our dive boat, Lady Freedom, this summer!

Scuba Made Fun

Freedom SCUBA USA is dedicated to the advancement of open water diving. By teaching our students the safe and proper techniques of diving, we hope to plant the seeds that will encourage our students to seek out all the joys and excitement that can be had on their next under water adventure.

Scuba Made Affordable

Freedom SCUBA USA dispels the myth that scuba diving is a recreational sport only for the rich. Our classes are highly affordable so that your next dive is always within reach...and within budget.

Our Specialties

We are certified to teach the following:

  • Deep
  • Navigation
  • Boat
  • Search and Recovery
  • Night
  • Enriched air
  • Dry Suit
  • Public Safety Diver [distinctive specialty]
  • Wreck
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE
  • Aware Fish ID
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Public Safety Diver Distinctive Specialty


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Winter Classes Forming

Open Water Diver, Rescue, and Dive Master Classes are forming. Contact us to get the 2016 winter pricing. Join us and: Blow Some Bubbles and Have Some Fun Freedom Scuba USA

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