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 physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.
Utilizing certified adaptive dive buddies, Diveheart provides safe and inclusive activities for adaptive divers to enjoy the wonders of the aquatic world. The forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.
Diveheart focuses on abilities not disabilities to instill the can do spirit. The goal is to inspire participants to take on challenges that before might have seemed impossible. Using zero gravity and the adventure paradigm, they help participants believe that if they can scuba dive they can do anything.
Programming is available to individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.
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Jim Elliott,Founder & President
Tinamarie Hernandez,Executive Director