dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

My first DDI No Barrier Tour in Indonesia

No Barrier Tour in Bali

Once in your life you will get an amazing experience. This happened to me the 9th of September 2014.

A friend of mine and CEO of DDI (Disabled Divers International) organized a DDI No Barrier Tour in Bali at Crystal Divers. He asked me to help to give disabled Indonesian persons a chance to feel how it feels to dive, to breath underwater.

IDC Center Oceans 5 became a DDI instructor training center

Around 11 O’clock the bus arrived. All 12 persons were disabled and mostly it was caused by polio. After the introductions, paperwork and lunch, 4 instructor took them in the pool for their first diving experience.
I have been now 9 year a PADI instructor. I have seen the smiles on people’s faces after a dive or pool. I always tell my PADI Instructor candidates, they will never forget their first course, but I can tell you I will never forget my first No Barrier Tour.

It was amazing to see how much fun the participant had, how they loved how to learn to dive and having the feeling of the freedom underwater.

For me it was so rewarding to teach them.
Thank you Flemming and Crystal Divers Bali for this moment in my life….
I hope there will be many moments more to come…..

Sander Buis
PADI Course Director
DDI Instructor Trainer