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December 3, 2011
NBT in Portugal

Flemming in Portugal for another NBT

The beautifull city of Setúbal received one more No Barrier Tour, on the last weekend of November, organized by DDI Portugal. This NBThad the presence of […]
December 3, 2011

DDI International Meeting in Portugal

DDI instructors from all over the world will come to­gether on January 2012 for three days of information sharing, industry updates and scuba diving demonstrations with […]
December 7, 2011

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December 12, 2011

That’s why we dive with Disabled people.

Disabled Divers International Foundation received the following letter from Dália Faria, we hope her sharing her experiences from scuba-diving will inspire others. Dália Faria first dive started, when Flemming Thyge was in Portugal to help to start DDI Portugal. We would also like to thank Dália for sharing her story with us and everyone else.

 

On the 12th of June of 2010 I was presented to diving by DDI Portugal in a pool in the village of Sesimbra. A whole new world was presented to me. Started out by not being able to hold the regulator in my mouth due to my spasticity, seeing my lip trembled. In spite of that I got out of the water, feeling the happiest person on earth because I was living a dream, scuba-diving.

 

On the 15th of August I and other disabled people were offered their first diving experience at sea. I had to wear a full-face mask due to the reasons presented above. What I felt is indescribable, due to the liberty, the total connection with myself, mind and body. From that day on I knew that in spite of having to be helped by instructors to dive, it was going to bring huge changes in my life.

December 14, 2011

DDI Foundation becomes member of the European Underwater Federation (EUF)

At the General Assembly of the European Underwater Federation (EUF) on Saturday 10 December last, DDI was welcomed as a new associate member. It was a […]
January 2, 2012

Dear scuba friends and enthusiasts,

A new year has started! Since 2010, when DDI Foundation was established, we ‘learned’ to walk, sometimes even quicker than we can handle. and too quick. […]