We run specially adapted scuba diving programmes presently solely for seriously injured UK armed service people.
The programme has many proven benefits for the troops which is starting to attract the attention of those in academic research. We are working with agencies both here and in the USA in respect of further research into the rehabilitative properties of scuba diving for the severely wounded.
Our programmes are especially beneficial to those suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is supported by senior doctors and has provided startling results.
Our Charitable Status is:
“The relief of people, especially wounded, current and ex-members of the UK Armed Services, their dependents and, when funds and resources permit, similar persons from the ‘blue light’ services and their dependents, and eventually those from the general population, with a life-changing physical and/or mental condition or the like, by providing opportunities for rehabilitation, motivation and life-enrichment through specially tailored professionally delivered scuba diving”
Our primary aim is to support and help ex-members of the UK Armed Services. Our second goal is to help those in the emergency services and finally our third goal is to expand our programme to include the public. We work with those who are suffering from life changing mental and physical challenges.
Those with physical injuries who have been on our programmes reported that the weightlessness that scuba diving provides allows them to be pain free. For many the first time since their injury. For those with PTSD it provides a calming environment as one programme member describes the aquatic realm, “When I put my head under the water the demons disappear.”
Through Deptherapy Education we provide training and advice to dive professionals and dive organisations as to how to adapt scuba diving skills so that those with disabilities might qualify as scuba divers.
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