ANKUNDIGUNG NEU COURSE DIRECTORS
HSA GERMANY – EUROPE
Dear HSA Germany-Europe Members:
HSA GERMANY was founded by Oliver Wolf, CD3-0861, July 1995. HSA Germany has been very active ever since. As Oliver’s life became more busy with his wife Nadja and subsequent little Wolfs that came along, he turned over HSA Germany to Henrike Aust, CD18-1164, January 1999. Henrike was extremely active in the years that followed, and in fact founded HSA Europe. This year, October 2003, Henrike turned HSA Germany – Europe over to Claus Wilkens, CD35-1420, and Dr. Tanja Bayer, CD36-1747. Both Claus & Tanja have been very active teaching people with disabilities, including organizing & staffing handicapped dive trips, and have assisted Henrike teaching HSA Instructor Training Courses. Their combined experience, commitment and professional expertise are sure to make HSA Germany – Europe an exciting and successful organization. Contact Tanja Bayer at hall 3, J60 Diving Center James & Mac/Action Sport or by mobile phone: +49-171-5332793
HSA SWITZERLAND is now a reality. Markus Gneupel, CD37-0963, has been an active HSA Instructor since 1995, training, diving and traveling with handicapped divers. This past October Markus took the CDTC in Germany to become an HSA Course Director, enabling him to form an HSA Training Center, HSA Switzerland. His new status as an HSA CD will expand Scuba training opportunities in Switzerland. Markus has a non-profit organization in Switzerland to support these activities.
HSA AUSTRIA is yet another reality. Ronald Vala, CD38-1641, has been an active HSA Instructor since 2000, training, diving and traveling with handicapped divers. This past October Ronald took the CDTC in Germany to become an HSA Course Director, enabling him to form an HSA Training Center, HSA Austria. His new status as an HSA CD will expand Scuba training opportunities in Austria. Ronald is especially proud of his wheelchair Dolphinarium, a magical environment where handicapped children hear the dolphin songs both above and below water, while they learn to swim and breathe like dolphins!
Claus, Tanja, Markus & Ronald will be conducting HSA Instructor Training Courses in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, and are available for training throughout German speaking Europe. Below are the scheduled events for 2004. You may also wish to contact them for an ITC in the convenience of your own community.