Diving has been made accessible at Villa Carpe Diem
Diving you say. Yes we say!
Our aim at Villa Carpe Diem is to provide you with the accessible holiday of your dreams. One guest asked about accessible diving. In responding to that request to be able to go diving we have sought out a skilled, trained diving instructor who has expertise and experience in diving with disabled people.
Plus we learned a whole lot about the world of diving and more particularly about disabled diving. The power house behind disabled diving is Disabled Divers International. This is what they say about themselves
Disabled Divers International (DDI) is a non-profit organization, with the aim to promote, develop and conduct disabled scuba diving training programs for professional and non-professional students. Since its introduction in 2010, DDI has gathered extensive support and recognition within the diving industry and conducted both professional and non-professional programs all around the world. All board members are volunteers, dedicated to promoting and developing disabled scuba diving internationally.
As a set of credentials for an organisation, these strike me as being pretty blinking good!
Where do I start?
Let’s assume that you have never previously dived. What I have termed the ‘Starting from Zero’ option is known in DDI circles as Try Scuba Diving.
The try scuba diving program is designed to allow individuals the experience of being under water while able to breathe. The primary goal of the program is to give a safe, positive and enjoyable experience.
There are a number of considerations to be taken into account. These are beyond the scope of an article like this. If you want to know more, do please ask.