Lenny Monopoli        Email email05.gif (296 bytes)

PADI Assistant Instructor #34132
SCUBA for KIDS Instructor

             Mesmerized by the adventures of Jacques Cousteau, as well as Lloyd Bridges on the TV series “Sea Hunt”, I started diving as a nine year old kid in the cold Atlantic waters of Cape Cod in 1969.  Since that time, scuba diving has become a central theme in my life, taking me from  Open Water Diver Status through PADI Divemaster over the course of thirty years. 

            Wreck Diving in the Atlantic Ocean is my favorite type of Diving.  Known as “The Grave Yard of the Atlantic”, the Northeastern Coast of the United States boasts one of the largest collections of shipwrecks spanning over 200 years of Maritime history.  On just about any given weekend, you can join me on one of these fascinating wreck dives.  I serve as a divemaster aboard the vessel “Flying Fish” which runs out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

            My favorite aspect of being a PADI Divemaster is sharing this experience with other divers. My goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable as well as educational dive experience to other divers.  I am currently beginning the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, with an eventual goal of becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.  As well as wreck diving, I am certified in ice, rescue, deep, navigation, and several other PADI and Scuba Schools International specialties.

Specialty Instructor Designations

Project AWARE Peak Buoyancy Coral Reef Conservation


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 Charlottesville, VA  22911