What’s it all about?
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving in which a scuba diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) to breathe.
Scuba diving may be performed for a number of reasons, both personal and professional. Recreational diving is done purely for enjoyment and has a number of technical disciplines to increase interest underwater, such as cave diving, wreck diving, ice diving and deep diving.
Scuba Diving is fast becoming a popular sport and therapeutic activity for the disabled. The weightlessness of being in and under the water greatly aids movement and offers easier exercise and rehabilitation to people with limited movement including wheelchair users.
For those with disabilities, diving is one of the very few activities during which you can forget your physical limitations.
Find a club or centre near you using the British Sub-Aqua Club finding tool.
Dive Ability Limited is a registered charity that was set up to provide Scuba Diving and related activities to all, by targeting people with physical disabilities including people with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, stroke victims, quadriplegics and paraplegics and further targeting disadvantaged youths between 12-21 years old.
To find out more please visit the Dive Ability Limited website.