Scuba Therapy Group Diveheart Enjoys Partnership with Upper Keys, Rotary Club

Scuba Therapy Group Diveheart Enjoys Partnership with Upper Keys, Rotary Club

(Key Largo News) Diveheart makes regular trips to the Florida Keys, providing scuba therapy to divers with disabilities. Diveheart founder Jim Elliott recently presented to the Rotary Club of Key Largo.

People with disabilities dive into scuba class

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People with disabilities dive into scuba class

People with disabilities dive into scuba class

Several individuals with disabilities were joined by scuba diving instructors inside a pool in the Miami area … The event was organized in part by Diveheart, a foundation offering people with disabilities a chance to get in the water and learn how to dive.

People with disabilities dive into scuba class

According to Diveheart founder Jim Elliott, “You see people of mobility issues, amputees and spinal cord injuries, and they’re able to experience zero gravity,” he said, “and we’re all equal in the water. It’s a great equalizer.”

For participant Caroline Twohill, “It’s a different perspective. I swim as much as I can, being an amputee, that I find that the water allows the human body to use every muscle, muscles that we don’t even realize at times that we have or we’re using.” she said.

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CNN Español (Spanish) – Under the Sea We are All Equal (En el fondo del mar somos todos iguales)

Under the Sea, We Are All Equal

En el fondo del mar somos todos iguales
Disability is no obstacle for youth and veterans …
La discapacidad no es impedimento para que los jóvenes y veteranos buceen como cualquier otro ser humano …

 

 

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