My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics, Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
On April 1st, 2008, I was involved in a nearly fatal motorcycle accident. 3 weeks later I woke from a coma to find out that my neck had been fractured in multiple places, I had a mild TBI, my right arm was paralyzed and I had multiple other injuries but I was alive. Years went by and after multiple surgeries and therapies I found myself isolated and living in chronic pain. To years ago I met someone with a similar injury and they mentioned to me that they received a lot of relief while being underwater.
After visiting my local dive shop and talking with an instructor, I decided to get certified. My first dive trip was with a veteran group that took us to the Cayman islands. During my 1st dive, I feel in love! Diving has been the greatest therapeutic relief that I’ve had in the last ten years. Physically I have little to no nerve/muscle spams while I am underwater. I feel like I breathe better while diving. Mentally my head is the clearest that it ever gets while I am underwater. Being able to tour and see these underwater worlds, it rejuvenates me wholly. Whether, I am diving with a purpose like cleaning up the ocean or lion fish hunts, to just enjoying reefs and marine life. Whenever I come out the water I am always physically, mentally, and spiritually relieved. I always look forward to my next chance to go diving. My goal is to become instructor certified and continue to help others discover the healing power of the ocean. I am VERY thankful for Aquanauts helping me to reach that goal!