THE Dive Zone in Melksham is now a Disabled Divers International (DDI) Dive Centre, as well as being a Professional Association Diving Instructor five-star centre.
The status means that disabled people will now have increased opportunities to experience diving with a range of courses and equipment now available from Divezone. The purpose of becoming a DDI is to encourage and promote scuba diving for disabled divers, develop training programmes and materials for the safe training of disabled divers, develop safe standards and procedures for diving activities with disabled divers, as well as initiate and support research and product development to assist disabled divers
3D Diving Services offers a social enterprise scheme set up to offer DDI centres such as Divezone scuba diving courses for people who are physically challenged or mentally impaired. The aim of 3D is for all customers coming through the door, be they able bodied or not, to be charged the standard fee for diving courses. People who are physically challenged or mentally impaired may need more assistance, adapted kit and more time, but the aim is that they will still pay the same price and receive the same standard of service. In order to facilitate this, 3D is applying for lottery funding and holding a fund raising event in November – the No Barriers Ball.
To find out more about DDI courses or tickets to the No Barriers Ball contact Alex on 791440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.