Events & Happenings


November 2012
Nov 14-17: IAHD-Americas heads to Las Vegas, NV for the DEMA Show. DEMA Show 2012 is the only international trade-only event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries.

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Dave Valaika receives Platinum Pro 5000 AwardPlatinum Pro 5000 for Dave
David Valaika, Director of IAHD-Americas, receives the Platinum Pro 5000 Award for his 10,000+ dives and his leading edge work with IAHD-Americas!


Dave's reaction "I am truly humbled by the honor of being awarded the Dive Industry's Platinum Pro Award at the DEMA Show in recognition of the work we have done with IAHD-Americas and Doug McNeese, Chairman of Scuba Schools International, presented the award. Thank you everyone for the nomination and support!


We are excited to announce that IAHD-Americas is now a part of Live Life No Limits ( In the spirit of adventure, Live Life No Limits focuses on providing adaptive sport and travel opportunities beyond scuba diving to individuals who seek an Adaptive Adventure Lifestyle.

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Scuba Diving Improves Function of Body, Mind in Vets with Spinal Cord Injury

-Johns Hopkins researchers find 'dramatic' results in small preliminary study


Newswise - A small group of veterans with spinal cord injuries who underwent a four-day scuba- diving certification saw significant improvement in muscle movement, increased sensitivity to light touch and pinprick on the legs, and large reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. more>>



IAHD-Americas Makes Adaptive Scuba Viable for Dive Centers & Resorts
Plenty of opportunities for specialized training for dive professionals.

The International Association for Handicapped Divers (IAHD-Americas) is offering dive centers, independent instructors and resort operators the training, support and structure they need to make adaptive scuba a viable and on-going part of their business rather than a sporadic charitable cause. more>>