Providing leadership, training and coordination for Handicapped SCUBA Diving around the world
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.
Meet HSA Certified Diver, David
Certified in 1995 and with over 500 dives! Here are his words of encouragment:
"My name is David,i;m 59 years old and have muscular dystrophy (incomplete quad).
I have been scuba diving since 1995 and have about 500 dives.I've been a few places (mostly Central America)and its been GREAT!! not only for the exercise(witch we all need) but the freedom, sense of accomplishment and education of others and its a lot of Fun!!
and how COOL is it to say"I'M GOING SCUBA DIVING".No matter what your age or(dis)ability is YOU CAN DO IT!! WE ARE NOT HANDICAPPED UNDER WATER!!however we do look like a herd of turtles...LOL. to be continued....."
HSA 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 Maui 2015
Hawaii Holiday 2015
December 4-10, 2015
Last years' Maui 2014 was fabulous! HSA Diver Pedro Garcia says it best, "All I can say is WOW, it was the best week of my life"! We had perfect weather, calm clear seas and 10 spectacular dives. "The water visibility was at least 100 feet," says Jim Gatacre, President of HSA, "and was a comfortable 81 degrees with prolific marine life - eels, curious turtles, butterfly fish, crabs plus the largest frogfish I've ever seen." With excitement clearly visible under the sea, Wounded Warrior Dolly Harris summons us over to a Crown of Thorns sea star, a real beauty. Lahaina Divers' Dive Masters and Boat Captains are the most professional I've seen in diving," Gatacre adds, "and they're all certified HSA Dive Buddies".
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