IAHD Courses for handicapped divers

Aqualis Diving Center Hvar is pleased to be an IAHD diving facilitator in cooperation with Medical Dive Center Hungary, with inviting their staff who are qualified to conduct courses for people with disabilities.

The International Association for Handicapped Divers (IAHD) was formed in 1993 in Sweden by Maurice Parry, with a primary goal: to teach dive instructors how to train and supervise physically disabled divers. Certified instructors from any renowned dive organization can follow IAHD courses and this was one of the main reasons why interest in IAHD courses soon spread beyond the borders of Sweden.

Since the 1st of January 2010, the IAHD has become an independently operated, non-profit subsidiary of the World Organisation of Scuba Diving (WOSD). In addition to expanding and modernizing the existing material, courses were updated to allow training of people with mental disabilities. The organization is comprised of both able-bodied and disabled people who all strive to achieve the goals set by IAHD. Experience has shown that the most effective approach is to encourage those with a disability to try diving so that they can experience how accessible diving is for them. There are very few disabilities that actually prevent one from diving!

For the different types of courses please visit IAHD or send us an email at zsanett@hvardiving.com