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 leading to Neurological Parkinson’s Disease, […]
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.
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 that this underwater activity can […]
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 championship-winning hockey team for the […]
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. That was in 1965. Recently […]
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 experience freedom from the obstacles […]
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 commercial diving opportunities in the […]
(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 such a delicate undertaking, having […]
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 and Mr Roo of TWI.
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 years ago. And I’ve kind […]
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 certain times of the year […]
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 weightless environment of inner space. […]
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 part of a new program, […]
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.