IAHD-Americas is the world’s premier adaptive scuba training & certification agency. Our mission is to share the magic of scuba diving with individuals with serious physical, mental and emotional disabilities and to allow them to participate in underwater activities. To accomplish this requires competent, well-trained instructors, underwater guides, and capable dive buddies, as well as training programs, standards, guidelines, materials, and member support. All these things are what IAHD-Americas is about.



It was so wonderful to be in scuba gear and in the water again. I felt like part of my life that had been taken away in the accident was given back to me.


-Karen Swisher, IAHD Diver