The Scuba Gym offer therapeutic and adaptive diving programs to enable people with a range disabilities, veterans and others suffering from PTSD to experience the benefits of diving. The programs offered include Scuba Gym therapy, the RAIDaptive and RAIDaptive Buddy courses and Scuba Camp for young people with disability.
From the Scuba Gym website:
The Scuba Gym provides Scuba Therapy to people with special needs, like Quadriplegics, Paraplegics, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Lyme’s Disease, Dandy Walker Syndrome, Hypotonia, Fibromyalgia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Motor Neuron Disease, Spina Bifida, Autism, Down Syndrome, PTSD and amputees, and all others that have the desire to learn to scuba dive.
Scuba Therapy allows for unique therapy in a weightless environment giving people the ability to increase strength and flexibility not possible during normal workouts. At the Scuba Gym, individualized workouts without gravity are designed to naturally strengthen and heal the body. The benefits are individual to each participant and are life-changing.
The RAIDaptive program was designed to bring the sport of diving to persons with disabilities by adapting the RAID Open Water 20 course to the abilities demonstrated by the diver with disabilities.
The role of a RAIDaptive Buddy is to assist, or “fill in the gap” for the skills that the RAIDaptive Diver cannot effectively complete independently. This course, therefore, has been designed to teach you how to appropriately assist the RAIDaptive Diver in performing those RAID Open Water 20 diving skills that the RAIDaptive Diver cannot independently perform.