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Adaptive Scuba Diver Training offered at Our World Underwater Scuba Show

Diveheart, the Our World-Underwater Dive Show and Midwest Dive News will host the first adaptive scuba diver training symposium on Friday, February 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the Our World-Underwater Dive Show which follows on February 19-21.

The symposium is open to the general public as well as divers and people either interested in or currently involved in the dive industry or dive therapy.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr, Rosemont Illinois …London International Room
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:00-4:00 p.m.
COST: Free

The Adaptive Scuba Symposium will features speakers discussing the benefits of scuba diving for individuals with disabilities and veterans. In addition, professionals will talk about how the growth of adaptive diving will positively impact the dive industry.

“We’re at an important crossroads right now. Over the past months adaptive diving has been receiving unprecedented media attention. Furthermore, medical science is increasingly supporting what we in the dive community already know to be true about the benefits of scuba. We believe that scuba diving, as a therapy, is going to take off during the next several years and we want to make sure that the industry is well positioned to accommodate this growth,” said Jim Elliott, president of Diveheart.

“All of the key players in the diving community are going to be in Chicago for Our World-Underwater which is one of the largest shows in the world. It’s a timely opportunity for us to promote adaptive diving,” he said.

The symposium will be presented by the Our World-Underwater Dive Show, Diveheart and Midwest Dive News Magazine. For further information call the Diveheart office at 630-964-1983.

Diveheart provides and supports educational scuba diving and snorkeling experience programs to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value. Diveheart is a non-profit tax exempt 501 (C) (3) national organization chartered in the state of Illinois. For further information visit

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