Global Activism: Disability Therapy Through Scuba Diving

A Hawksbill sea turtle passes in front of a diver in this underwater photograph taken while scuba diving off the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
A Hawksbill sea turtle passes in front of a diver in this underwater photograph taken while scuba diving off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. David J. Phillip / AP Photo
A Hawksbill sea turtle passes in front of a diver in this underwater photograph taken while scuba diving off the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
A Hawksbill sea turtle passes in front of a diver in this underwater photograph taken while scuba diving off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. David J. Phillip / AP Photo

Global Activism: Disability Therapy Through Scuba Diving

The organization Diveheart believes in the therapeutic value of scuba diving for people with physical disabilities. Since 2002, they have offered the thrill of weightlessness to people across the U.S. and in Mexico, Israel, Australia, China and the Caribbean. Diveheart works with people with autism, reduced mobility and reduced vision or hearing. An underwater experience can open up physical and psychological possibilities for participants. Joining us to discuss the program is Diveheart’s executive director, Tinamarie Hernandez.