Let me briefly introduce myself: My name is Alex, I'm 24 years old and I live and study in Switzerland.
In 2015 I discovered scuba diving and since then I am passionate by this hobby.
I want to let others discover and participate to this great activity. Especially the ones for whom it's not that obvious to be able to do it.
In the last year, I personnaly spent more than $8000-$9000 in gear and training and managed to reach the rescue diver level.
Before I can start diving with non-licensed people, I now have to take a few more courses. After that I can specialise myself in diving with disabled people, coach and train them.
Therefore another $11800 are required at least to complete the divemaster training, the emergency first response instructor course, the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course itself as well as the ITC or DDI instructor course (specialty for teaching less-abled people).
Of course I'm financing this project partly by myself.
This huge amount of money includes part of the travelling and the expenses which are necessary to reach my goal.
The next big steps are already planned and have to be paid soon:
- Emergency first response instructor course (Nov. 2017)
- Divemaster course (Dec. 2017)
Even though it is proven that diving has a strong positive effect on physical and mental health of less-abled people, there are still only a few places in the world where those people can enjoy this activity. I want to help making this thing change.
By supporting my project, you help me helping people all over the world feeling better.
Together we can achieve that and I really count on all of you!
By the way: I'd like to share my training diary with all of the contributors. Contribute and give me a sign at [email protected] so I have your email address and I can share my experiences with you.
Here are a few interesting links on the subject of diving with disabilities: