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Treasure dive a doddle for disabled and visually impaired

Posted on Apr 8th 2014 by in Disability

Eight visually impaired and disabled people experienced the thrill of scuba diving for the first time at the Lugarno Lions Club Charity Underwater Treasure Hunt held at Botany Bay on Sunday.

lugarno_diveTwenty other divers also joined in the Treasure Hunt which was organised with the assistance of Abyss Scuba Diving.

Entrants had to search the ocean floor for potatoes, with every potato scoring them an entry in the major prize of  a 3 night fly/dive expedition on the Great Barrier Reef.

Other prizes included a Padi Recreational Rebreather Course donated by Abyss Scuba Diving, an ipad valued at $450  from JB HiFi, and scuba gear from Oceanic Australia.

Executive Officer of Lions Australia, Rob Oerlemans, took part in the dive and said that the day was a huge success. “Diving is a great experience for anybody but for disabled people it is even more so because of the freedom that being weightless in the water provides them,” Rob said.

Lions Australia Executive Officer Rob Oerlemans and mate "Chris" preparing to dip their toes in the water

Lions Australia Executive Officer Rob Oerlemans and mate “Chris” dip their toes in the water

All funds raised on the day will be donated to Vision Australia and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia. Anyone interested in learning more can contact Lugarno Lions Club 

 

 

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