I was contacted by Henry Vivet, from France, in 2011 about diving in Malta, he informed me that he had a medical by his physician that allowed him to go to 20m, but he was not certified. He told me that he suffered from a disability. The correct name of the disease is a problem since the doctors haven't found what it is yet. Let's say it's a neurological disease causing problem to the legs and with high sensibility to coldness and fatigue, which meant he could only complete one dive per day every other day and he could not start before 10:30am due to the extreme fatigue he suffered from before, during and after diving after previous experience.
Based in Thailand, PADI Course Director Mark Slingo offers adaptive scuba training to PADI Members anywhere,
but primarily in the Asia Pacific region. Slingo is a dynamic example of someone who is motivated to pass along his pointers and techniques for working with people with injuries or disabilities. In addition to conducting PADI Instructor Development Courses, Slingo specializes in showing others how to properly interact with, train and motivate people who have overcome physical challenges.
As Slingo’s personal mobility comes from a wheelchair, those he teaches truly benefit from someone with first-hand experience. Teaching primarily through Disabled Divers International (DDI), Mark says the DDI Instructor course is open to PADI Divemasters and above.
Flemming Thyge and Anders Orpana visited DAN Europe headquarters in Roseto, Italia the 5th and 6thof June 2013 and met with several of key staff – especially Guy Thomas (Exec. Vice President Missions and Operations) and Massimo Stirparo ((Acting) Training Manager).The purpose of the visit was to discuss cooperation on both scientific and course levels.
DAN Europe is interested in disabled diving – and in how to make that part of the diving world even safer. They hold a prestigious scientific level and they want to work with us!
The 3rd Anniversary of DDI - Disabled Divers International, an organization that is dedicated to scuba diving following the slogan "Diving for All," will take place on 22nd and 23rd of June, in Tavira.
The headquartered is in Denmark but DDI also to operates in Portugal, conducting activities that promotes diving for people with disabilities, "aiming at social inclusion and physical and psychological rehabilitation."