Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of disabled individuals, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state. many feel that the normal challenges and restrictions their disability gives them on land, disappears in water when given the right equipment and training.
It is common knowledge that participating in regular outdoor activities, which involves physical excertion, is rewarded with better health, both mentally and physically. Scuba diving is also a super social sport, and as such can have a extremely positive effect on disabled divers and their ability to interact with non-disabled divers alike.
As a diving professional the work with handicapped divers is also rewarding as the students share their excitement and joy of their experiences. For experiend divers and dive centers alike, offering DDI programs can both help them get a leg up from their competitors, but also offer added value to their community and staff.
This is why we recently took an awesome trip to Barbados and spent some time under the waves exploring giant ship wrecks with our amazing team. There was so much to see once we all got into our SCUBA Gear and began our descent. There was giant schools of fish and absolutely huge sea turtles. Some of our group preffered to do some snorkeling at the surface and they managed just fine with their mask and fins. Other members decided to go for the full on scuba diving experience and descended to the bottom of the ocean. I was really glad I brought my own personal Diving wrist computer i got on Sale before the trip. I couldn’t wait to test it out and it did not disappoint! George, a double amputee got the hang of scuba diving on his very first try and had an amazing time! infact we all did. There is so much adventure to be had when you become a certified diver, it keeps you busy all around the world. Anywhere there is an ocean you can expect to find us diving there!
We even got to see some sharks and help some of our students conquer their fears of these beautiful underwater animals. We even managed to snap some pictures of them with our underwater cameras! All in all this was a superb dive trip that we couldnt get enough of. Barbados, we will be back! Be sure to check out this cool video we found on youtube, to see what it is like down there!