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October 19, 2016

MT Haven, Italy – Diving for All

The “queen of the Mediterranean” MT Haven is a very large beautiful wreck, near Genoa, Italy and now proved available for everyone to dive. The wreck is considered to be a […]
October 18, 2016

DDI on Instagram

DDI now have a profile on Instagram, follow disableddiversinternational. If you have a profile on Instagram, tag your pictures with #disableddiversinternationel or #divingforall and you will […]
October 17, 2016

New Instructor Trainer in the Netherlands

This weekend Bart den Ouden, from Holland, was certified as a DDI Instructor Trainer, by DDI Instructor Examiner Mark Slingo. The course was combined with a Pro Training in […]
October 10, 2016

New Instructor Trainer in Sweden

Göran Nyqvist is now a certified Instructor trainer with DDI, after successfully completing his course in an autumn cold Linköping, Sweden. Luckily there were no open water training […]
September 17, 2016

New website

For a little while now, we have had a new design on our website. We will slowly add new features. For now – enjoy the new […]
October 13, 2015
Luca Crippa

Launch of DDI Italy

 

It is with great pleasure, that the DDI board announce the official launch of our new regional office DDI Italy.

 

From today forward, the DDI Italy office will handle matters related to Italy, including member queries and assistance. The office will give support in the local language, including translation of teaching materials.

 

The Italy office will be headed by the new President of DDI Italy, Mr. Luca Crippa, a veteran in the disabled diving community and winner of several awards. And with many years of experience teaching scuba instructors, to dive with people with disabilities.

October 5, 2015

New DDI Open Water Divers and Surface Assistant in Sweden

This weekend Justus and Carl performed four Open Water Dives in drysuit and full face masks. The weather conditions were fantastic, Sunny and no wind or […]
September 23, 2015

First DDI Open Water Divers in Australia

The first Australia based DDI Open Water Diver course recently took place in Perth, Western Australia, this was made possible through the co-operation of DiveUnlimited and the Wheelchair Sports Association of WA. Two of the association’s members, Phelim & Joel started their underwater adventure on Saturday the 21st of Feb 2015 at Bayswater Waves.  

 

September 23, 2015

DDI Pro Training course in Sydney, Australia

Mark “Slinky” Slingo arranged a DDI Instructor course in conjunction with the Australian International Dive Expo in Sydney early September this year. The course was – as always – very informative, engaging and educational; benefitting all dive instructors attending. 

 

The course takes two days, with day one covering all dive theory, introduction to different types of disability, special considerations when teaching people with physical and intellectual disabilities, modified and recommended dive equipment and general standards and procedures. We started early and spent the day at Abyss CDC’s

August 15, 2015
Sea horse

DDI Board

We proudly present the new board of directors for Disabled Divers International.   Sole Viktor, President & CEO Paulo Guerreiro, Vice President Mark Slingo, Training & […]
July 17, 2015

DDI now present in Venezuela

Since June we have a new DDI Pro member! Our venezuelan friend, Wolfgang Guevara has follow successfully his DDI Pro Training this month in Ciudad de Panama. He became PADI OWSI last year in Spain and is so exited to start to teach DDI programs back in Venezuela. So if you are planning to visit the blue caribbean waters of this wonderfull country, do not hesitate to contact him! Congratulations!!!

 

January 23, 2015
siv 2015

Why Scuba-Diving?

Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of disabled individuals, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state, with many feeling that the normal obstacles and restrictions their disability gives them on land, disappears in water when given the right equipment and training.