Kenneth J. Hoser – Adaptive Diving Association

Kenneth J. Hoser, Adaptive Diving Association
By Gene Muchanski, Executive Director
Dive Industry Association, Inc.
December 20, 2021

Kenneth J. Hoser, Executive Director & Founder of Adaptive Diving Association passed away at his home on December 8, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.  His Service is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.    

Over the years, Kenneth worked in the adaptive diving market helping a large number of amputees, people with spinal cord injuries and others who explored the benefits of adaptive sports as a means of rehabilitation.  He worked with returning Veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and helped them participate in his Adaptive SCUBA Diving programs.

Through the Adaptive Diving Association, Kenneth not only used adaptive SCUBA diving programs as a means of therapy, he also designed specialized adaptive SCUBA equipment to make it safer for those with physical challenges to participate in the zero-gravity environment.  While training adaptive divers and designing equipment to meet their needs is truly a remarkable accomplishment, Kenneth took it one step further and conducted dive trips to Dive Resort Destinations where properly trained and equipped participants got to experience, firsthand, the joys of diving the warm waters of the Caribbean.

The world has truly lost an Adaptive Diving Pioneer.

Adaptive Diving Association:  Adaptive Diving Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization that specializes in tending to the individual needs of the diver who needs adaptive training, including those who are wheel-chair-bound.  This includes specialized training, custom fabricated adaptive equipment and underwater video taping for self-evaluation.  Visit Adaptive Diving Association at


About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.
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