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HSA Dive Buddy Course – Handicapped Scuba Association

June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017


The HSA, or Handicapped Scuba Association offers Open Water SCUBA divers the opportunity to learn about those with disabilities and how we can be a good dive buddy while sharing the underwater world with them. This is an exciting way to give back to those who aren’t able to do a lot of other activities.

In this course you will learn:

  • Classroom and open water exercises designed to simulate disabilities and how to act on them
  • What it’s like to be a mobility or sight-impaired diver and what precautions to take
  • Several disability types and acquired specialized knowledge usually found only in medical environments
  • Accessibility issues and travelling for people with disabilities

As a Dive Buddy Candidate you will receive Dive Buddy Course materials that are a subset of the Instructor Training Course materials. What this means for you is, as an HSA certified Dive Buddy you will receive nearly as much information and skill training as an instructor, except the training focuses on recreation, not instruction!

Dive Buddy Course Prerequisites

Certified Open Water Scuba Diver with 20 or more Logged Scuba Dives

To learn more, contact Adventure Outfitters Instructor, Robert Blevins at 813-832-6669 or at info@adventuretampa.com.

Adventure Outfitters is a certified handicapped dive center and believes in offering opportunities to all divers.


June 17, 2017
June 18, 2017


Adventure Outfitters
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