Divers with Disabilities Try Scuba Experience

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 the people with disabilities. A-1 instructors and volunteers have attended a specialized HSA (Handicapped Scuba Association) certification course, conducted by A-1 trainers, qualifying them to conduct 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!

 

A-1 ScubaDivers with Disabilities Try Scuba

Getting Started Is Easy!

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Complete a Discover Scuba Diving medical waiver and liability release. (PDF) Any “Yes” responses on the medical questionnaire will require your physician sign a PADI Medical Statement form (PDF) stating that you are fit to dive.
    Note: Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow anyone in the water until the proper documents have been completed signed and reviewed

Divers with Disabilities Try Scuba ExperienceOur  Adaptive Try Scuba Experience at A-1 is Free for those who qualify

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

Includes:

  • Scuba diving in our on-site heated pool
  • Use of all diving equipment
  • Trainined dive guide(s)
  • Approx 1 hour from start to finish

Not Included:

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items

2018 Dates

  • Nov 9
  • Dec 21

2019 Dates

  • Jan 11
  • Feb 8
  • Mar 8
  • Apr 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 12
  • Aug 9
  • Sept 13
  • Oct 11
  • Nov 15
  • Dec 20

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

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

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

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!