HSA Buddy Diver & Instructor Class

The Dive Buddy Course (DBC)

Many of us know someone, a friend or family member, we'd like to involve in scuba diving. Or, we'd welcome the challenge of learning about disabilities, accessibility issues and how to dive with people who have disabilities. The HSA "Dive Buddy Program" offers able-bodied divers this opportunity to expand their underwater world to include sharing it with a handicapped partner. An HSA certified Dive Buddy receives nearly as much information and skill training as an instructor , except the training focuses on recreation, not instruction.

Class Cost $275.00

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Instructor Training Course (ITC)

Since the HSA Instructor Training Course was first introduced in 1986 we have trained and certified a network of over 2000 instructors in over 45 countries around the world.

The course provide 3 full days of intensive, insightful theory and application for those instructors eager to accept the challenge of sharpening their teaching skills. Each instructor acquires medical information through 10 hours of lectures on disabilities - what they are and how they relate to diving - followed by a series of confined and open water exercises, designed to simulate disabilities. By "acting out" these handicaps, instructors actually experience what it's like to BE a mobility or sight-impaired diver, a sensitizing , often surprising revelation even for instructors who have been teaching diving for many years. Our roster of HSA instructors includes experts in Physical Rehabilitation counseling, Medical Doctors and other health care professionals able to directly assess the profound effect of handicapped diving.

Class Cost $375.00

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  The Illinois Institute of Diving
245 W Roosevelt Rd, Building 2 Suite 8, West Chicago, Il 60185
800-How-Dive (469-3483) ~ 630-469-3483
Map to IID Dive Center
Open: Monday thru Friday 11:00 am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00pm ~ Sunday by appointment
www.iidscuba.com ~ email scuba@iidscuba.com

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