Sharing the magic of the underwater world with all! The International Association for Handicapped Divers (IAHD) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the magic of the underwater world with as many people as possible by offering adaptive scuba training. Diversity Diving has an amazing instructor on staff to assist, train, certify, and fun dive with individuals needing extra attention.

Freedom Awaits

IAHD Divers Have Overcome:

• Amputation
• Emotional/Social/Trust Issues
• Autism
• Movement Disorders
• Birth Defects
• Spinal Injuries
• Blindness
• Stroke-Paralysis

IAHD Divers Receive:

• Safe and effective training conducted by credentialed experts in adaptive scuba; participants who successfully complete the programs become certified divers

• An unmatched opportunity to set aside burdens and limitations using the freedom and adventure of scuba’s aquatic environment

• Discovery of new places, new personal achievements, and new friends sharing the dive experience

• Membership in an international network of adaptive scuba buddies, instructors and training centers

Classes run year-round, taught in heated pools. Students learn from expert, IAHD certified instructors who love to share the magic of scuba in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. All the required equipment is provided at no cost! Training for support divers, family members and private instruction can also be arranged.


Ryan R
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed April 19th, 2015
First off, Cheryl and Jeff are awesome people! Thanks for taking Chelsea and I diving! Definitely a high point of our holiday! I reached out to Cheryl a few weeks before our holiday as I was looking for a dive shop in Playa del Carmen that would take someone diving with a disability and she was the only one that got back to me with a reply of “Absolutely”. She assured me that they would do whatever possible to make me comfortable, and they did! They even provided us with a lot of flexibility to come back another day to do our second dive. Not only were Cheryl and Jeff awesome, but everyone in the boat was friendly and enjoying themselves. I highly recommend anyone with a disability that wants to try diving to give these guys a call. They have the willingness to find a way to show you a whole new world. If I am ever in Playa again I will definitely stop by and see these guys. Thanks again. Cheers! “We like it a little sketchy!”
Visited April 2015

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