My name is Stewart W. Snyder III, P.A.D.I. Master Instructor,
and H.S.A. Course Director. I started working with handicapped
individuals over twenty five years ago. Over the years I have
belonged to many service organizations such as the US Jaycees,
the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Multiple Sclerosis
Association, and the Heart Fund. While involved with these organizations,
I learned to have a deep and caring respect for people's feelings,
both able bodied and non-able bodied.
Each person has the power within to do what
he or she wants, and scuba diving provides a way to use that power.
Scuba diving is a normal activity, in a prestigious sport, that
is not altered for people with disabilities. Each person must
overcome the limitations caused by their own body, be it an able
bodied or non-able bodied person, they must successfully learn
and practice the skills required to become a diver. Scuba diving
is unlike any sport available to people with disabilities, it
offers a lifetime of challenge, education, and normal socializing.
It is a sport that can include their friends and family on an
I was introduced to H.S.A. by Robert Daullary
of Underwater Discovery Inc. ,Toms River NJ while serving as Handicapped
Children's Chairman for the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1432, Robert
asked me to bring some special children down to the pool to swim
and try scuba. The day went great, all fifteen children made it
to the bottom of the pool and didn't want to leave there. Children
that couldn't walk on the earths surface were able to move about
After seeing this and their smiles, my own challenge
began with the quest to become an H.S.A. Instructor. I am happy
to say that since that time I have been in the water with over
a thousand handicapped individuals, and have have met some of
the best people in the world. The Instructors, Divemasters, and
Dive Buddies I have worked with and who have worked with me, are
the best in the world. I have traveled to Bonaire, Costa Rica,
Cozumel, the Florida Keys and other exciting places to do Instructor
We offer scuba diving courses for both able
and non-able bodied divers.
Be it a P.A.D.I. or H.S.A. course we can get you in the water.
We look forward to meeting each and everyone
out there, looking for a safe exciting sport.
MAY THE FISH ALWAYS SWIM BY YOUR SIDE !!!
Stewart Snyder III