Adaptive Scuba Experience

Ever since you can remember, you’ve wanted to try scuba diving, right?

For over 40 years A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center and Craig Hospital have teamed up to provide a Try Scuba Diving experience specifically for people with disabilities. A-1 diving professionals and volunteers have attended a specialized HSA (Handicapped Scuba Association) certification course, taught by A-1 trainers, qualifying them to teach and assist during our various divers with disabilities programs.

We have successfully introduced scuba diving to many individuals (veterans and non-veterans) with disabilities including:  Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Amputee, PTSD, and others.  Those experiencing this amazing adaptive adventure will quickly discover that WATER IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER!

Our Adaptive Try Scuba Experience at A-1 is FREE for those who qualify

Craig Hospital

Getting Started Is Easy!

Prerequisites and Forms

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Prerequisites

  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Be in reasonably good health
  • Download and complete the following forms before arriving for your swimming pool experience

Required Forms

Unfortunately, you’ll not be able to enter the water, for either program, until the proper documents have been completed, signed and reviewed for accuracy by your instructor.

Inclusions and Exclusions

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Includes

  • Scuba diving in our on-site heated pool
  • Use of all diving equipment
  • Approximately one hour of instruction by a trained professional

Not Included

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items

Please note: This is NOT a certification course. Additional training is required in order to become a certified diver


2020 DATES

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, THIS PROGRAM IS (TEMPORARILY) ON HOLD.  WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RESUME IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING….

  • October 23 (TBD…)
  • November 13 (TBD…)
  • December 18 (TBD…)
Divers with Disabilities Try Scuba Experience

For more information please call A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center at (303) 789-2450

Additional Try Scuba Options (note there is a fee for the following options)

Option 1

Private Try Scuba Diving for Individuals with Disabilities

Fee – $150

Click to read includes and excludes

Includes:

  • Scuba diving in the A-1 on-site pool
  • Use of all diving equipment
  • Approx 1 hour of instruction with up to 2 Certified Handicapped Scuba Association instructors

Not Included:

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items

Option 2

Private Try Scuba Diving for Individuals with Disabilities at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

Fee – $380 per person

Click to read includes and excludes

Includes

  • Scuba diving in the Under the Sea Exhibit at the Downtown Aquarium with Green Sea Turtles, Rays, Groupers and tons of their friends. It’s the same exhibit where we conduct our Dive with the Fish program
  • Professional A-1 Guide with experience in diving with individuals with disabilities
  • Use of Guldmann ceiling lift to assist you in and out of the water as appropriate to your needs
  • Use of all Scuba/Snorkeling equipment and exposure suit
  • Entry to All Aquarium Exhibits
  • Commemorative T-Shirt
  • Gift Bag
  • Approximately 45 minutes actual diving experience
  • (1) day pass to the aquarium (that day)

Not Included:

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Parking pass
  • Personal care and dressing assistance

Note: In addition to the medical waiver, mentioned above, each participant will need to complete a separate Aqauarium waiver.   Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow anyone in the water until the proper documents have been completed signed and reviewed

A-1 Scuba Pool - Group
FREE
Try Scuba Diving at A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center
A-1 Scuba Pool - Private
$150
Private Try Scuba Diving for Individuals with Disabilities
Aquarium - Private
$380
Private Try Scuba Diving for Individuals with Disabilities at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

The Fun Part

There’s nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time and the fun part? Heck, it’s all fun!

For more information please call A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center at 303-789-2450

WE’LL SEE YOU ——- UNDERWATER!