(…Water discriminates no one…)
Members of the Malaysian Paralympics Team (Perwira K9 Group) were provided with an opportunity to be part of the No Barrier Tour – Try Scuba Dive. This event was organized by DDI Instructor Sanjay Vaghasia and Malaysia’s 1st DDI Level 1 OW diver Ms Ras Adiba Radzi and was conducted at the PJ Palms Swimming pool.
All six participants were very excited & charged up during the session as they got to experience first-hand on how it feels to breathe and move underwater freely. This is a big step for them as they all have different levels of disabilities.
Mr Mohamed could not stop smiling after his pool dive, having experienced a state of weightless while in water. A selected few are considering to explore further to complete their OW DDI course, in the near future.
I was born an able-bodied & loved dancing, rode bikes & threw myself off planes doing free falls but I was always afraid of swimming in the deep ocean.
My fear is that- I can't see the bottom & it also didn’t help that I was exposed to the movie 'Jaws' at a very tender age! Then in 2002 I was involved in a car accident & became a Paraplegic. I made a list of things to do after my operation & one of them believe it or not - was to scuba dive!…..Yes, me who was afraid of the deep! But all that changed when a close friend was sharing about his love for scuba diving & I said…..let's do it!