Diving With Disabilities

Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida IFAS Extension services are hosting a “DIVING WITH DISABILITIES” event

WHEN: Saturday August 5th from 9 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Florida Pool
University of Florida
224 Fletcher Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608

The goal is to offer FREE try scuba experience for participants. It has been well documented the positive and therapeutic impact that scuba diving has in people with disabilities, including wounded veterans and with PTSD. The event is led by our Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) instructor and marine extension agent Victor Blanco. Each participant has a one-hour slot. All you need is to bring your swim suit!

Interested participants may register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoM98v0bV90_2agaHhTHPQx08TNBQvHUvJai5_gvXaEr_Jdw/viewform. If you would like more information, please reach out to Victor Blanco at 850-838-3508.

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