Disabled Scuba Diving, Scuba Diving is for Everyone
In The Current, former F1 racing driver Alex Zanardi and disabled military veteran Jesse Murphree are both filmed scuba diving with Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who returned to the sport after losing her left arm in a shark attack, dives with whales in Maui.
And London 2012 Paralympics gold medalist Mallory Weggeman and Anthony Robles, a wrestling champion born with one leg, dive with US teenage swimming Olympian Missy Franklin (pictured).
Franklin’s father is a scuba enthusiast and she recently followed in his footsteps by learning to dive.
Miller has already made films about disabled people skiing.
Through his non-profit Make a Hero group, he raises funds to support disabled people who wish to engage in sport. Having a disability should not be a preclusion to scuba diving, in many ways the water can set you free any limitations you may have have can be leveled out underwater, you can experience a near weightless feeling and that can aid movement. It can benefit rehabilitation and inspire an individual in many ways, it is of benefit physically, psychologically and spiritually
If you live in the Essex area, have a disability and wish to either try scuba diving as an experience or learn to dive then Waterfront Scuba School is possibly one of the best choices you can make. Many Dive schools may have links to disabled diving associations, sadly these can be project driven and last as long as the project then the people move on to something. However Waterfront Scuba have valuable hands on and day to day experience in this area. Their staff understand the difficulties you may have and more importantly they understand ways to overcome these and help you to become a fully certified scuba diver.