Share Our Passion … Scuba For All!
DIVING FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN BALI
BIDP is not an average Scuba training organisation!
… Leave Those Barriers Behind. LEARN TO DIVE!
"I Never would have dreamt about Scuba diving, let alone being able to become a certified diver.Scuba diving is so much fun and gives me the feeling of immense freedom. This is the best thing that happened to me for a long time" (An IAHD Open Water Diver)
Bali International Diving Professionals Are Offering Scuba Diving To Disabled Divers.
We Are A Certified IAHD Center and extend our services to disabled divers from All Over The World.
B I D P Offers diving to physically challenged qualified divers and diver training for the majority of individuals who have a physical Handicap. We also offer training to able-bodied qualified divers to become a dive buddy for divers who are physically challenged. We see Scuba Diving as a normal activity in a prestigious sport that is not altered for people who have a physical handicap. Diving offers all individuals a lifetime of enjoyment, challenge, education and socialising, which can include the whole family, and on an equal basis.
B I D P Is the only certified member of the International Association for Handicapped Divers in Bali. Avandy is an IAHD certified instructor and welcomes you to dive with us. Challenge yourself, try our diving courses. Expand your dive experience by looking through the view finder of our video equipment while diving. The things you see will double!
B I D P Visits divesites which are suitable for all levels of divers and we are happy to discuss what help you need concerning dive preparation, entries and exits from the water, surface control, communication, descents and ascents and swimming under water. It is possible to dive from our purpose built diving boat at the island of Nusa Penida, or shore diving at Tulamben.
Let us provide you with an underwater video of your unique diving experience in Bali, Indonesia. As at reception for details.
Bali is not famous for its facilities for the physically challenged, however B I D P is a facility which provides you all with an IAHD experienced instructor who understands your needs. We also hope that you will be able to help us by providing feedback on all aspects of the services we offer and on your experience in Bali.
In order to learn more about what we can offer, please email BIDP
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About The IAHD
The International Association for Handicapped Divers (IAHD) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1990 by Maurice Parry (a diving Professional since 1980). The IAHD educates Scuba diving professionals and instructs disabled people to become skilled and safe divers. The IANTD is the leading organisation in teaching people with various physical disabilities to become certified Scuba divers.
IAHD's head office is located in Middenmeer in The Netherlands. There are currently thousands of IAHD instructors worldwide and the number of handicapped people that become certified Scuba divers increases with a few thousand each year.
Through rehabilitation centers, the IAHD routinely contacts many physically challenged each year and will make a dive program that measures every individual. Suitable local swimming facilities are utilised and the IAHD provides local instructors and takes care of all the practical aspects involved in diving.
If you would like BIDP to help you to make contact with the IAHD in your local area for information or to arrange your dive training prior to your trip to Bali, Please contact us or write IAHD personally at:
Adress: IAHD Foundation, Hazelaarlaan 47, 1775 EE Middenmeer, The Netherlands
The IAHD Foundation makes Scuba diving accessible for handicapped people through instruction, promotion and collaboration.
The IAHD is an independent Scuba training agency which works closely together with a diversity of Scuba and rehabilitaion organisations.
Besides instructing Scuba Professionals, the IAHD also offers dive programmes for those interested in learning to dive. Moreover, the IAHD has It's own multi-level certification system, which is recognised worldwide.
Passionate About Diving… For All!
Scuba diving is the most accessible sport for people with a disability. Regardless of physical handicap, diving is open to many, due to the neutral buoyancy underwater (not being bound by the earth's gravity).
While Scuba diving is a recreational sport for many people, it is even more so therapeutical for people with a disability. It is often said that one forgets their handicap whilst being underwater. Indeed, diving can make pain temporarily fade away, replacing it by the Ultimate feeling of freedom!
The IAHD collaborates with a number of Professionals, like medical doctors and physical and manual therapists. Due to the physical and mental benefits, these Professionals recommend Scuba diving as a therapy. Some therapists even started teaching Scuba diving themselfs, as they clearly can see benefits of using this alternative way of treatment.
Leading Training Organisation:
Since many years the IAHD has been a pioneer in the Scuba diving industry for people with a disability. New and innovative Scuba diving programmes have been developed; new techniques are taught and adopted; more Scuba diving schools, resorts and hotels have been modified to the needs of the physically challenged. As a result, we see the popularity increasing.
Learn To Dive:
Learning to dive is possible with us in Bali, but please note that a medical statement no older than 12 months is always required when you like to join our dive courses. In case you are not sure if your handicap would allow you to dive, feel free to contact BIDP or directly at the IAHD.
If you are an Instructor, Assistant Instructor or a Divemaster and would like to qualify to teach disabled persons to dive, the IAHD Pro Training will give you the necessary skills to do so. The Pro Training should be considered as a specialty course. Become an all-round Scuba Professional! In addition, we offer more training programs, e.g. Dive Partner (semi-Professional)