North Texas Group Take People With Disabilities Diving (video) CBS 11 News Living with a disability can often mean being told you can’t do certain things but one North Texas group wants the disabled to know there one thing they can do. View article and video on CBS11 website
Diving In: Diveheart’s Tina Hernandez talks about giving back by Janis Von Kaenel Hinsdale Magazine, February 2019 Diveheart executive director Tinamarie Hernandez talks about giving back She describes herself as the person you don’t him of when great things happen, but to others, that couldn’t be further from the truth. […]
Equal FOOTING Bill Bogden is changing disabled people’s lives, one scuba dive at a time by Kerrie Kennedy Hinsdale Magazine Bill Bogden is on a mission. He wants to show disabled people how scuba-diving can change their lives. Bogden, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma of the spine at eight months […]
Naperville (Illinois) NCTV17: Diveheart Provides Safe Activities for Adaptive Divers to enjoy the wonders of the aquatic world (video) The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both […]
Diving In – Organization Offers Free Scuba Lessons for People with Disabilities by Katrina J.E. Milton The MidWeek (DeKalb, Illinois) SYCAMORE – Barb Castritsis of Sycamore was learning to become a certified scuba diver, but had to stop when she learned she was pregnant with her son Michael. Michael, who […]
Cozumel, Mexico: Channel 10 TV Cozumel Talks to Diveheart About Adaptive Scuba Training (video) Channel 10 TV Cozumel features Diveheart Executive Director Tinamarie Hernandez as she walks viewers through Diveheart Adaptive Scuba training in Cozumel Mexico. Watch video on Youtube.
Nonprofits, businesses create beneficial collaborations to better communities by Jim Elliott Daily Herald (Chicago) The collaboration between for profit businesses and organizations in the nonprofit world is part art and part science. In today’s climate of corporate citizenship and community engagement it is challenging for businesses to find the right […]
No Arms, No Legs, No Worries NewsUSA One might not think that someone with no arms and no legs could swim, much less scuba dive, but with the help of one non-profit organization based in the Chicagoland area, children, veterans and people of all abilities around the world can benefit […]
Team Up A Unique Partnership to Study the Effects of Scuba Diving on People with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Mike Ellis Hinsdale Magazine Many partnerships between people from different organizations work as or more seamlessly than intra-organizational relationships. In October, we reviewed the medical research of Dr. Milan Mrksich, a […]
Selam Tanpa Kaki Majalah: Diving Without Legs (video) An inspirational video from Diveheart Malaysia. Watch video on Youtube
Adaptive program helps people with disabilities learn to scuba dive by Teresa Woodard, WFAA (ABC TV-8), Fort Worth, Texas “You don’t know that you can’t do it until you try it and you find out that you can,” said a paralyzed veteran learning to dive again thanks to a new […]
Sarawak, Malaysia: Pengalaman menyelam skuba oleh pesakit patah tulang belakang (video) Diveheart Malaysia KUCHING 26 Ogos – Seorang belia yang mengalami patah tulang belakang sejak dua tahun lalu kelihatan gembira setelah menyertai sesi percubaan menyelam skuba sebagai hidroterapi di sini sebentar tadi. Freddick yang difahamkan menjadi individu pertama bukan hanya […]
Malaysia: Diveheart Borneo program in Kuching, Sarawak (video) Premier Marine and Scuba Centre Diveheart Borneo program in Kuching Sarawak with DiveHeart Coordinator, Mr Ernest C Teo and Premier Marine Scuba Centre Kuching. The Dive Experience program was the 1st in Borneo Region involving Medical Professionals as DiveHeart Adaptive Dive Buddy […]
Diveheart (Malaysia) gives hope to spinal injury patient by Lim How Pim, Borneo Post (Malaysia) KUCHING: Freddick Jilam, 26, lost mobility partially due to spinal injury resulting from a road accident about two years ago. He was bedridden for five months following the accident in 2016. He misses the ability […]
WREX-TV13: Diveheart Scuba Offers Experience to Students with Disabilities WREX-TV13 Rockford, Illinois Diveheart comes to a pool at Boylan High School in Rockford, Illinois, to help students with disabilities. Scuba diving can be a way to enjoy being in the water from a different perspective, but one organization is using […]
Local Diver Watches Thai Cave Rescue – Comment from Jim Elliott (Diveheart) WBBM News Radio 780AM 105.9FM WBBM News Radio’s Lisa Fielding reports. Comments from local scuba diving instructor Jim Elliott of Diveheart. Listen at WBBM Radio site.
Engage Mag: Alumnus Jim Elliott, CEO of Diveheart Magazine of the College of DuPage (COD) IN THIS ISSUE From COD to CEO — Page 3 Jim Elliott’s Diveheart inspires adaptive divers to focus on abilities, not disabilities. COD alum and Diveheart founder Jim Elliott is a breath of fresh oxygen […]
X-Ray Mag: Diveheart Malaysia Making Waves and Expanding Diveheart Malaysia has been making waves since the organization started regular, monthly, in-pool scuba training programs for persons with disabilities (PWD) trained by Diveheart Ambassador and funder and director of Kids Scuba Malaysia, Syed And Rahman, who worked closely with the rehabilitation […]
WGN-TV9: Local Veteran Brings Sea Statue to America – Then Finally Sees It WGN-TV9 It’s one of the most popular underwater tourist attractions in the world, a 9 foot statue of Christ located just below the ocean in the Florida Keys. The 400 pound bronze statue of Christ was a […]
Hinsdale Mag: Change of Scenery – Diveheart Issue: June 2018 Read full article on Hinsdale website
WDCB Doing Good: Underwater Therapy – Diveheart Radio Interview WDCB 90.9 FM Interview with Tina Marie Hernandez and Jim Elliott of Diveheart. Listen at Soundcloud site.
Diving for Therapy – TEDx Naperville – Jim Elliott of Diveheart After leaving a successful career in the media industry in 1996, Jim Elliot became a full-time volunteer by founding Diveheart, a not-for-profit that helps build confidence and independence in individuals through scuba diving. Jim’s inspiration came from his daughter […]
Diveheart (with featured guest Rosemary Ciotti) – Radio Interview Dive Into Life (WVOX Radio) “Dive Into Life” is live every Thursday from 4-5 PM on 1460AM and worldwide at WVOX.COM. Join us and explore our deep “dives” into all that is life! Listen at Dive Into Life/WVOX Radio site.
Diveheart offers people with disabilities life-changing experiences by Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN Nurse.com Diveheart offers people with disabilities life-changing experiences Rosemary Ciotti, MSN, RN, NP, knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a disability. Several years ago at the age of 37, the avid biker, skier and competitive […]
Meet Jim Elliott of Diveheart Voyage LA Today we’d like to introduce you to Jim Elliott. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. The Diveheart vision was inspired by Jim Elliott’s blind daughter in the […]
Suburban diving program gives veterans pain relief, teamwork By Marie Wilson, Daily Herald Army veteran Kirk Williams knows the benefits of scuba diving through a nonprofit organization called Diveheart. So does Coast Guard veteran Kevin Cozzie. “The weightlessness kind of helps my body release itself,” Cozzie said. “I can feel […]
Diveheart: Diveheart works to build confidence, independence and self-esteem in children, adults and veterans of all abilities through scuba diving, scuba therapy and related activities. Diveheart’s founder, Jim Elliot, joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the incredible things that they are doing at Diveheart. See full article on […]
Seniors Going Scuba Diving with Diveheart Schaumburg, Ill. By Erin Ivory, WGN9 Most senior citizens will do just about anything to avoid being hooked up to an oxygen tank, but 91-year-old Velma Robinson and her friend Helen signed up for it, donning goggles, fins and a 45 lb. oxygen tank […]
Diveheart Malaysia – In the News on Bernama News Channel Diveheart Malaysia Featured in Bernama News Channel BNC Morning Talkshow on 03 January 2018 with Riza Faisal PADI PWD Scuba Diver and Diveheart Malaysia Ambassador and PADI IDC Staff Instructor Hj. Syed Abd Rahman. VIDEO
Sharecare: Meet Kerry Gruson, Retired Journalist Diveheart adaptive diver Kerry Gruson. Meet Kerry Gruson, a retired journalist for The New York Times that we had the honor of featuring in our latest episode of Sharing Care. In 1974, Kerry was nearly choked to death, leaving her without oxygen and […]
Why did this veteran choose Diveheart training when he became an Adaptive Scuba Instructor? Check out the upcoming issue of Sport Diver Magazine to find out why! You can do it too.Find out more
Therapy: Walking Again – On the bottom of the ocean Diveheart adaptive diver Robert Sagartz walks on the bottom of the ocean. VIDEO
Deepest pool in the world may be built in Chicago area Chicago Tribune / Aurora Beacon-News February 7, 2017 by Denise Crosby Diveheart, founded by Jim Elliott in 2001, has created an impressive name for itself throughout the country by helping those with illnesses and disabilities discover the therapeutic wonders […]
Distinguished Alumni: Jim Elliott (The Courier – DuPage College student newspaper) Jim Elliott Then: Sports reporter, class of ‘77 Now: Founder and President of Diveheart. Honored as the West Suburban Philanthropic Network Humanitarian of the Year. Download the PDF Jim Elliott attended COD as a journalism major, covering the state […]
Listen: Half Century Later, Diver Revisits Statue He Helped Place (WLRN Miami S. Florida) By Nancy Klingener – Aug 18, 2016 WLRN Miami/S. Florida Gabriel Spataro was instrumental in placing an Italian statue, cast from the same mold as Genoa’s Christ of the Abyss, in the waters off Key Largo. […]
Diving Past Boundaries: Scuba as Therapy (CNN / Great Big Story) At first glance, scuba diving may seem a surprising therapy for people with severe cognitive and physical disorders. But as Jim Elliott, founder of the non-profit Diveheart knows, diving can be a potent treatment. Participants find they not only […]
Diveheart Featured in Dive Log Magazine (Australasia) Diveheart Diving for the Disabled presentation and demonstration at the TWI facility in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Download the PDF DiveLog Magazine's website
Diveheart Featured in Emirates Diving Association (EDA) Magazine The Diveheart team is featured in the Emirates Diving Association EDA Magazine June 2016 issue on the Diveheart Scuba Experience program with Kids Scuba held at the TWI facility in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The team was introducing Persons With Disabilities (PWD) to […]
(April 25, 2016) Chicago’s Relevant Radio interviews Diveheart founder Jim Elliott.
Tinamarie Hernandez Introduces People with Disabilities to Underwater World of Scuba Diving It takes an extraordinary type of scuba diver to safely accompany someone with a physical or cognitive disability underwater for an extended period of time. Chicago’s Tinarmarie Hernandez is one of those rare scuba enthusiasts specially trained for […]
Malaysia: Kids Scuba with DiveHeart Training Disabled Divers Malaysia TV1, Morning Talkshow “Selamat Pagi Malaysia” featuring the In pool scuba Tryouts with the DiveHeart Team, Kids Scuba Dive Team and People With Disability PWD held at the TWI Diving Center with Jim Elliot, Tinamarie Hernandez, Emma Tosh & Charles Rowe […]
Sunday, February 07, 2016 RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) — A special scuba diving program teaches people with disabilities that they can do more than they ever imagined. Below the surface the differences are hard to find, but back on dry land there’s no escaping it. “I got injured 25 […]
Diveheart Empowers People With Disabilities Through Scuba Diving (Success Magazine) After Jim Elliott helped his blind daughter learn to ski, he was so inspired by her new skills and free spirit that he ultimately decided to focus his life’s work on helping people with disabilities. “You can only ski in […]
Diveheart, a non-profit 510 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 2001. The vision was to build confidence and independence and self esteem in children, adults and veterans with disabilities through scuba diving. Thanks to the wonder of the water column, the oceans and lakes of the world become the forgiving […]
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 … Watch video at CNN Español (Spanish)
Wounded warriors are helping to replant endangered staghorn coral off a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The expedition was led by Nova Southeastern University’s reef restoration program, and organized by South Florida-based DiveBar, a dive group for lawyers, and Diveheart, a global organization that assists disabled divers. The outing was […]
One group, called Diveheart, is using scuba diving as therapy for people with disabilities and military veterans who have experienced trauma. They say there’s something about going under water that helps them reach new heights.