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Divers in Action

Visit our Youtube channel to see HSA Scuba Divers with Disabilities accept the challenge to become part of a world that has barely been explored. Join Linda Norlund diving in Bonaire with Jim Gatacre. Linda has a brain injury causing loss of control over muscles that enable her to walk and control her speech. Linda is an avid diver and world traveller.





This is the HSA's 32nd DEMA Show!


Visit the Handicapped Scuba Association at Booth #830
HSA is a DEMA Charter Member Certifying/Training Agency A-0480


Come by our booth, meet Jim, Pat and Elizabeth Gatacre and other members of the HSA. Elizabeth is Jim's Service Dog, and world traveller! This is a great time to ask questions, arrange Instructor and Course Director Training Courses, or just say hello. Talk to the experts about HSA's new training materials, accessible travel, boats and our new Website! We'll talk about anything come on by!

Join thousands of dive industry professionals at DEMA Show 2014. Not open to the public, this show is for dive, travel and manufacturing industry professionals only. To register go to: DEMA Website

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Support HSAHSA International is proud to offer you our SeaLife Membership. Your contribution will allow HSA to continue providing the highest level of quality SCUBA instruction and certification, as well as continual evaluations to update information about accessible resorts and travel resources, HSA accessible travel opportunities and much more!!!


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HSA goes to MAUI!


Hawaii 2014 Trip"All I can say is WOW, it was the best week of my Life", says HSA Diver Pedro Garcia after 5 days of great diving with Lahaina Divers! "The conditions were perfect, the water visibility was at least 100 feet and was a comfortable 81 degrees with prolific marine life - eels, turtles, butterfly fish, crabs plus the largest Frogfish I've ever seen!"

Lahaina Divers' Dive Masters and Boat Captains are the most professional in diving, and they're all certified HSA Dive Buddies. HSA's connection with Lahaina Divers extends back about 10 years. "We send divers there all the time, with and without disabilities." says Gatacre.


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