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Review for Diveheart Foundation, Downers Grove, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the privilege of working with Diveheart when they came to Key Largo this summer with 4 young men who were doing their first ocean dives with Rainbow Reef Dive Center. The staff at Diveheart and volunteers are extremely professional and dedicated, and the young men who dove with us had an amazing time. The sight of them underwater free from the confines of their mobility limitations is one I will never forget and I hope to see again and again. The beauty of the underwater world is amazing for everyone to see for the first time, but to see it when it seemed like an impossibility just months prior must have been life changing. I admire the Diveheart organization as well as everyone who works with them for their dedication to teaching people with disabilities to dive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in showing me firsthand that people with disabilities are more than capable of enjoying scuba diving thanks to the dedicated volunteers at Diveheart.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I would make to Diveheart is that I wish they had more funding so that even more people with disabilities could learn to dive.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't think of any changes they could make to improve my experience.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It really impacted me because I was able to see first hand the freeing experience the divers had when they were able to try scuba diving.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel glad to be able to assist and anxious to do it again.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I assisted with filming and broadcasting Diveheart's dives in Key Largo FL.