We proudly present the new board of directors for Disabled Divers International.
Sole Viktor, President & CEO
Paulo Guerreiro, Vice President
Mark Slingo, Training & Marketing Director
Jon Linde, Secretary
Our new board members Paulo Guerreiro and Mark Slingo, are both veterans within the disabled diving community.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the departing board members, Daniel Zuidema, Anders Orpana and Flemming Thyge for their hard work, during the last 5 years. We wish you all new energy and success with your future projects.
16th of August 2015
Since June we have a new DDI Pro member! Our venezuelan friend, Wolfgang Guevara has follow successfully his DDI Pro Training this month in Ciudad de Panama. He became PADI OWSI last year in Spain and is so exited to start to teach DDI programs back in Venezuela. So if you are planning to visit the blue caribbean waters of this wonderfull country, do not hesitate to contact him! Congratulations!!!
Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of disabled individuals, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state, with many feeling that the normal obstacles and restrictions their disability gives them on land, disappears in water when given the right equipment and training.
Paula is the first female and the first maori certified Disabed Scuba Diver in New Zealand. Paula contacted me via Parafed, enquiring about the disabled diving courses available. She is an incomplete paraplegic, contracted a virus about 5 years ago and as a result her immune system attacked her spinal cord, from being absolutely symptom free, she became paralysed within couple of hours.