I have just completed the DDI assistant instructor programme with my good friend Chris Hazlehurst in Malta.
As a sufferer or fibromyalgia I have suffered for years with great pain throughout my body, an invisible disability of which people, do not understand and hence friends and colleagues assume I was just “winging” and “attention seeking”.
On February 17th it took place the first DDI (Disabled Divers International), No Barrier Tour, in Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona), Catalonia. The event was developed in an entertaining environment, with a lot of participation. A part of DDI staff, there were 15 people following the event, participants, family and interested people.
The program was divided into two main parts:
A.- We made the presentation of the DDI Foundation and the activity that we are developing in Catalonia.
** After it we took a break with a fantastic breakfast: typical bread with tomato and sausage.
B.- Afterwards, we start practicising exercises in the pool. Surface and underwater exercises.