To build confidence, independence and self-esteem in the lives of children, adults and veterans with disabilities through scuba diving, scuba therapy and related activities
Vision: To instil the “can do” spirit in participants, inspiring them to take on challenges that they may not have considered before. Using zero gravity and the adventure paradigm, we help participants believe that if they can scuba dive they can do anything.
I found new independence once I learned how to scuba dive. Scuba diving helped me find that Zen moment where everything is peaceful and perfect- totally blew my mind. I also use scuba diving to practice walking- the Dive heart volunteers are super supportive and even when I get new volunteers each month they are always up for learning how to support me to walk. I found that being weightless in water allowed me to move parts of my body I had not moved since before my accident. I was also very blessed to be part of their first adaptive diver certification trips to Florida. So now I’m a certified diver. Scuba diving was way outside of my budget before my accident so to have this opportunity and learn to love it is almost something unreal to me. I now have my own BCD and modified wet suit I can take on and off myself. These were paid for by the Kelly Brush Foundation.