this very moment, people with disabilities are being trained and certified
throughout the world by our specially trained HSA Instructors. You are
invited to join this elite group of dedicated instructors.
The Handicapped Scuba Association Instructor Training Course has been
taught to over 1,900 leading underwater educators throughout the world
since 1986. Over twenty medical doctors and numerous other health care professionals
in forty-five countries have been trained and certified through this program.
No scuba training program like this exists anywhere else in the world.
The training is so unique you can't even prepare for it. You must "experience" it.
In just three education-packed days, you will learn what disabilities are,
what accessibility is, what HSA training procedures are, and more. Ten hours
of interactive classroom sessions will introduce you to thirteen types
of disabilities, HSA training procedures and multilevel certification,
special considerations for classroom and in-water training, equipment,
and accessibility considerations.
During five hours of confined water training,
you will be "handicapped" with your legs
tied together and a blacked-out mask, then put into typically problematic training
scenarios to "experience" what your students will experience. As a scuba instructor, you teach
your students to do what you do. If you haven't experienced what they will experience, you
do not have the tools to teach them. This will give you those tools.
Student logistics can
change significantly when disabilities are introduced into your tried and true training
procedures. The half-day open water training will prepare you to be "flexible" when conducting
open water training and dive planning.
Who is eligible for this course?
Certified Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters
Includes course fee, materials, all SCUBA equipment, certification, and dives at The Living Seas (a $280.00 value)