On the past 30th of October DDI Portugal’s work was, once more reworded, this time by an Organization “Clinica Sorrir na Educação” as one of the 10 Best Practice in Education, done by the Organization´s that are the result of Civil Society to do what needs to be done and make a difference.
Being the referred organization´s mascot an octopus called Dora, couldn’t be more according to DDI and what it stands for and does! Why? In my most humble opinion DDI Portugal opens its tentacles and reaches out to people with disabilities helping live their dream of diving and making smiles light up their faces… smiles in education
After months of preparation the staff at Linköpings Dykcenter (Linköping's Divecenter, Sweden) are proud to announce that we have held our first DDI No Barrier Tour events. A cold Saturday evening at the end of October we met up with five hopeful No Barrier Tour participants at the entrance of Linköpings Simhall, the venue for the NBT. After some initial paperwork and dive theory it was time for the really fun part; the diving. With our training from both PADI and DDI and the positive attitude of the participants and staff the diving went like clockwork and both staff and participants had a lot of fun.
After a very successful NBT we waved good bye to five people wearing big smiles on their faces (four of which you can see on the
picture together with two of our staff). It is always heart warming to see the smile after a succesful try dive but tonight it felt event better.
At www.facebook.com/linkopingsdykcenter you can get see the video we made during the event.