SCUBA FOR DISABLED HANDICAPPED DIVERS
The International Association for Handicapped Divers (IAHD) is a diving association, which focuses on providing the means for people with physical disabilities to become scuba divers. In order to help these individuals to participate in underwater scuba diving activities, we need competent and professional instructors. The IAHD provides training programmes and guidelines, materials and member support for this developing market.
PADI strives to be the world’s most respected and successful organization in recreational scuba diving and snorkeling. The ‘Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ is committed to product and service excellence, the professional growth and security of its members and providing training and opportunities for all who seek to enjoy our planet’s oceans, lakes and waterways. The result is a new opportunity for scuba diving, with even more satisfied customers, and a professional and successful diving industry.
‘Diving is for everyone, I believe people have no limits. The problem,’ he says, pointing to his head, ‘is up here. I know how to make people calm down. I promise to get them under the ocean. I know they will enjoy it.’
And week after week, year after year, he keeps his promises ? with students of all ages and disabilities, or with quite untroubled beginners.
We believe that the benefits of scuba diving can be just as rewarding to handicapped divers, with an emphasis on freedom of movement, virtual weightlessness, body mobility, and equally important would be the relationship that bonds between a trusted Scuba Instructor and a relentlessly motivated Student Diver.