September 2023 Club Meeting

Adapting to Dive

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.”  ~Jacques-Yves Cousteau

For many of us, slipping beneath the waves is an escape, but for individuals with disabilities the forgiving, zero-gravity environment of the water columns provides an empowering space that frees them from the struggles they face on land. Since its inception in 2001, Diveheart has trained instructors, divers, and participants with disabilities, with the aim of growing adaptive scuba and scuba therapy throughout the world.

Joining us from their headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois, founder and President, Jim Elliott, will talk about how Diveheart seeks to build confidence, independence and self-esteem in disabled children, adults and veterans using adaptive scuba, scuba therapy, and related activities to “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

Meet your fellow SeaDevils at Kardinal Hall, located at 722 Preston Ave, Charlottesville. We will meet at 6:00 pm for dinner and drinks and the Meeting/Program begins at 7:00 pm.

We offer remote access to the meeting as well via zoom. To join, all you need is a computer or mobile phone. It’s sure to be a night full of food, drink and fun. Hope to see you there!

September 13, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Kardinal Hall
722 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Join via Zoom:
6:00  Social Time
7:00  General Business & Presentation

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