Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa 50 Hour Dive-A-Thon This October

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Handicapped Scuba Association SA is hosting a 50 hour dive-athon on 15th to 17th October 2021.

We aim to book and sell a 1000 dive-slots and we need each and every diver to help us in this fundraising endeavour. We will not be able to do this on our own.

Scuba Diving has a great rehabilitative effect on people living with disabilities – so great, that it restores their self-confidence and human dignity, as well as gives them a new perspective in life. After being trained on how to scuba dive, they do not only gain new skills in recreational diving, but they also meet new long-lasting friends and have a sense of belonging. Scuba diving opens up a new world to disabled people, who thought that their lives are over. After being trained, the disabled divers start to live more adventurously and live their lives to the full.

When diving (and with the help of their dive buddies), the physically challenged and wheelchair bound people, get the opportunity to be free from gravity for approximately 50 minutes (duration of a dive) and are able to move as freely as they like. These disabled people’s outlook on life, are permanently changed.

People with various disabilities, ranging from: spina bifida, hearing loss, amputees, paraplegics, quadriplegics, muscular dystrophy, sight impairment, hemiplegics, cerebral palsy, cognitive disability and locked-in syndrome, are all trained.

One dive slot costs R150 = approximately

  • $10
  • € 8.9
  • £7.7
  • CAN$14
  • 10 SFr

Divers can sponsor dive-slots by making payment via their Visa and Master credit card or Bitcoin, at our Cause Account at Payfast – making it possible for them to donate the easy way, online!PayFast is a fast and secure payment !!

This is our cause account link: https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go

Learn more about the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa at: https://hsasa.org.za

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HSASA is a non-profit company that specialises in training people with disabilities, on how to scuba dive. Our NPC number is: 2014/027833/08 HSASA NPC is an entity on its own and functions independently from any dive school or instructor.

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