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Diving with a Disability

Scuba diving is an exhilarating activity that is accessible to nearly everyone.

 

If you believe that having a disability would hinder your ability to dive, think again! For many individuals, the sensation of weightlessness in the water offers an unexpected sense of liberation, allowing them to move freely without the constraints they may encounter on land. In the water, the skills we possess or lack of them tend to become less significant.

Beyond being an enjoyable and tranquil sport, diving also offers numerous benefits for social, mental, and physical rehabilitation.

At BB Divers, we have extensive experience in diving and teaching PADI courses to individuals with physical disabilities, including wheelchair users, visually impaired divers, and those who are partially paralyzed. Diving has also demonstrated significant advantages for individuals with certain mental impairments.

Almost anyone can participate in diving, whether it’s through a discover dive or obtaining a PADI dive certificate. The essential skills in scuba diving, such as buoyancy control, can be mastered by individuals with most disabilities with some adjustments. At BB Divers, we offer all PADI courses and utilize adaptive teaching techniques. Our diving courses are led by PADI instructors trained in adaptive teaching or instructors certified by Disabled Divers International (DDI). ‘LINK ddi” https://www.ddivers.org/

Located at Bang Bao Pier, BB Divers’ center is easily accessible for wheelchair users, which is quite remarkable in Thailand. The pier is situated in a small village where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and a variety of accommodation options. This being said, our boat is not specially adapted for less mobile users, but we can find our way around that with a bit of help from our staff.

If you are interested to sign up for fundives or courses, please have a look at the programs and email us with specific questions about the adapted teaching.

For some disabilities you can join the regular training, for others we will need to train a private course, which has the extra cost of a private dive guide or instructor. 

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