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Academy of Scuba, Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Dive Center hosts HSA Instructor Training Program

(DiverWire) The Academy of Scuba a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center in Phoenix, Arizona, recently hosted an Instructor Program for the Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA). Instructor Trainer Captain Curt Jablin led our successful candidates on a challenging, adventurous and exciting journey as they learned to adapt to students with special needs. Dive Professionals including Doss Powell, Randall Medders and Amanda Barrier are now certified to work with these students. Academy of Scuba would like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate Doss, Randall and Amanda on all their hard work and dedication.

Founded in 1981, the Handicapped Scuba Association has dedicated itself to improving the physical and social well-being of people with disabilities through the sport of Scuba diving, and in doing so has become the worldwide leading authority in this field. Made up of over 4000 underwater educators, Scuba divers with disabilities and supporting members, located in over 45 countries, the Handicapped Scuba Association is dedicated to assuring that people with disabilities are given the same opportunity to receive quality training, certification and dive adventures as the able-bodied population.

Both Powell (through his college program) and Medders will be hosting courses in the first quarter of 2013. Additionally, the Academy of Scuba will be hosting another HSA Instructor Course in January 2013. Please contact if you are a divemaster or instructor and are interested in participating. For more information on the Handicapped Scuba Association, please go to

To learn more about the College Programs offered by Academy of Scuba and Professor Doss Powell, please go to