WHO IS ADAPTIVE DIVING FOR?
Adaptive divers are disabled people that have adapted to the challenges faced with learning to scuba dive. With the help of Specialized instructors you can learn to Scuba Dive.
WHAT IS ADAPTIVE DIVING?
Scuba diving means to use a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. If necessary one can use specialized equipment to help one ‘adapt’ to Scuba Diving.
WHY DO WE OFFER TRAINING?
We believe that learning to Scuba Dive can provide more than just entertainment for a person. Scuba Diving can provide health benefits that range from social to spiritual to physical.
HOW DO WE HELP PEOPLE?
Saguaro Scuba has been in the business of Training, Vacations, and Scuba Gear since 1998. We have also specialized in training for disabled divers.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
Travel destinations such as Cozumel are in the summer time. Contact us for more information.
WHERE DO I TRAIN?
We offer pool training and lake training in the Phoenix area, but we also train people in other locations as well such as Cozumel.
Disabled Diving Overview
Scuba diving is now being looked at by many professionals as an excellent method of therapy for people who suffer from mental or physical disabilities. By it’s nature, scuba diving provides an excellent environment with many therapeutic characteristics that simply don’t exist on land. First and foremost, the weightlessness of being underwater can relieve a lot of physical pain and can help patients exercise in a much more comfortable environment. For many people who have suffered from mental or emotional trauma, the slow and deep breathing involved with scuba diving also offers an incredibly relaxing experience. Becoming a scuba diver also offers a great sense of achievement for many people and also is a great social activity for people who sometimes can feel very isolated.
Who Can Benefit
Saguaro Scuba & our affiliates have successfully completed scuba diving programs for people who have or who have suffered from:
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spinal cord Injury
Saguaro Scuba Disabled Diving Programs
Disabled Diver Scuba Discovery
For those who want to test the waters and try scuba this is the course for you! The SDI Scuba Discovery Program gives you a glimpse of what you can expect to experience in the underwater world as well as what you could expect to learn in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course.
Disabled Diver Scuba Diver Program
The SDI Scubility Diver Program is designed to give physically disabled divers the necessary skills used to conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. However, some SDI Scubility divers require supervision of a qualified SDI Dive Buddy.
Disabled Diver Buddy Program
The SDI Scubility Dive Buddy Program is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to act as a dive buddy for a physically disabled diver. This course is for certified divers looking to assist disabled divers enjoy the underwater world and SDI Instructors wishing to become an SDI Scubility Instructor.
Disabled Diver Instructor Program
The SDI Scubility Instructor Program is for those students who have successfully completed the SDI Scubility Dive Buddy Program and are currently an active Instructor or higher with a recognized dive training organization.