DIVEHEART FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.98 stars   61 reviews

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Location: 900 Ogden Ave #274 Downers Grove IL 60515 USA

Mission: Diveheart helps build confidence and independence in children, adults and veterans with disabilities through the sport of scuba diving. The DIVEHEART VISION: It is our hope to bring the disabled dive industry up to the level of the disabled ski industry by 2020. For example: fifty or more years ago if an individual in a wheelchair rolled up to a ski resort in Colorado and wanted to downhill ski, there were no opportunities. Today, many ski resorts and operators around the world cater to skiers with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to experience the excitement of Alpine skiing. We believe that as individuals with disabilities discover that scuba diving is an activity that they can easily participate in, the tide will rise and the growing demand will necessitate that dive retailers, manufacturers, instructors, operators and resorts recognize and meet the need.
Programs: Diveheart has programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned about Diveheart.Org through the Rotary Club. I have since seen Jim Elliott ' s presentation at the Orland Park Rotary and had them speak to the Oak Forest Rotary. Tonight they received a warm welcome from the Frankfort Lions Club. Having taught Special Education for 37 years, I have a special place in my heart for them. I hope to connect Diveheart.Org to many more organizations and hope by sharing this great organization one group at a time their story can be told forever and help many many people worldwide. Who do you know to help spread the word??

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Rating: 5 stars  

My heart sings whenever I see or hear the word DIVEHEART! I've been associated with many organizations in my lifetime but none has touched my very soul the way DIVEHEART has. I do not have any personal stories to share about a child or loved one that I know having their lives enhanced or being changed directly, but I can tell you that Jim Elliot and his colleagues have dedicated their time, talent energy and HEARTS to positively changing the lives of those who would have never had the opportunity to do so had it not been for DIVEHEART! Not only is it a fun experience but it is true therapy. Being a massage therapist, I am aware of what they are providing for these amazing courageous folks who dive with DIVEHEART. They are given an independence and freedom that they would never have otherwise. I type this with ears in my eyes for this organization has changed so many lives one dive at a time and the extra beauty of it is that their service is out of a genuine desire to make the world a better place for those that are being challenged to want to stay. God bless DIVEHEART and thank you for every phenomenal gift you've given and continue to give to others.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jim Elliott and his amazing staff and volunteers have made such a difference in people's lives - both the disabled and their families. They are so very dedicated and enthusiastic that it rubs off on the rest of us. They have shared our wonderful underwater world with folks who might otherwise have never had the chance feel the freedom and see the beauty of the ocean. I applaud them wholeheartedly!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anyone who has any questions about Diveheart and all the good they're doing should just review a few of the Diveheart videos. Diveheart volunteers are doing a wonderful thing by assisting disabled people to participate in scuba diving.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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