Divers complete Handicap Scuba Association Buddy Diver Course

Filed under: Roanoke Island,Uncategorized by roanokeisland on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Supervisory staff members Jason Sheremeta, Kenneth Jones and Lerin Pierce at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island recently received Handicap Scuba Association (HSA) Buddy Diver Course certifications. The divers are fully trained to conduct Aquarium shark dives and VIP dives for guest divers with disabilities. The three trained with Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Patrick Murphy, an HSA instructor. Training covered disabilities related to quadriplegic, paraplegic or spinal cord injuries, as well as visual or hearing impairment.

To learn more about Aquarium HSA dive opportunities, contact jason.sheremeta@ncaquariums.com, or call 252-473-3493, ext. 239.

Photo: Lerin Pierce, left, Jason Sheremeta, center, and Kenneth Jones