On the 30th of June DDI PORTUGAL celebrated it’s second anniversary, in Sesimbra and it was a day filled with magical moments, a day to remember.
The morning started with a great dive at the diving spot Pedra do Leão (Lion’s Rock). Four of the five DDI OWD Certificated Divers had the pleasure of diving together, enjoying a sports they love. This was possible thanks to the Haliotis Diving Centre, the first of eight of DDI level O Centre, for offering the four divers a free dive.
Ana Gago, Dália Faria, Hugo Maia, Paulo Figueiredo where accompanied by DDI Diving Instructors, making the living of the thrill of another dive possible, not only by guiding us in the sea, but by helping with all the specific preparation of the diving equipment, regarding each unique case, assuring a safe and pleasant dive. My deepest thanks to you all for your dedication, professionalism, enthusiasm, friendship and time of your lives you share with us, spreading happiness and showing Impossible is Nothing!!!
Update on the DDI project and the new DDI program:
As vacation time is upon most of us, a little update on the DDI Outcome measurement project and the upcoming DDI Rehab.diver Specialty course might be of interest.
Partly sneak-started in 2011, but officially launched in January 2012 – the DDI Outcome measurement project is mostly still in “birth labor”. Data is nevertheless continuously being gathered locally – so at least some basic statistics on program activity is secured. And that is very important. However – the sooner we can gather systematic data on how diving affect disabled peoples’ lives, the closer we are to getting diving accepted as therapy! As part of the DDI family, your effort in this quest is vital. The manual, database files and all forms (in English, Portuguese and Swedish (and Spanish and Hungarian is on its way)) are available in the download section. If there are any questions – please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail!
Anders Orpana DDI rep of Norway