Adaptive Diving

Fraser Bathgate

Instructors learn teaching methods for individuals with disabilties who want to learn to dive

Fraser Bathgate, Vice President and Director of Training for the International Association of Handicapped Divers (IAHD), tells X-RAY MAG what drives him to dive off his wheelchair and into the depths

Flemming Thyge (right) with disabled diver Anders

Flemming Thyge

"To see the nervousness and uncertainty change to pure joy and euphoric smiles, when a person with a disability have conducted the first successful dive,... can move the most experienced diving instructor to tears”.

That´s how Flemming Thyge describes the emotion that has led him to dedicate much of his life to develop diving with disabilities worldwide.