Speakers & Bios

Compiled by Gene Muchanski
Show Manager
Scuba & H2O Adventure Show

 

SPEAKERS

Jim Elliott – Diveheart:  Scuba Therapy:  Imagine the Possibilities.  Jim Elliott left a successful career in the media business to launch Diveheart, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that helps build confidence and independence in children, veterans, and others with disabilities through zero gravity and Scuba Therapy.  Diveheart seeks to install the can-do spirit in its participants.  Diveheart doesn’t discriminate when it comes to working with people with disabilities and serves cognitively and physically impaired individuals worldwide.

Since 2001, Elliott, who is a volunteer with no salary, has initiated Scuba Therapy research with university medical centers around the country, including the first study on Autism and Scuba Therapy and the world’s most innovative Adaptive Scuba Training program for instructors, dive buddies and Adaptive Divers.  he also lectures and trains dive professionals in the “Business of Adaptive Scuba.”

Presentation Outline:  Scuba Therapy: Imagine the Possibilities

  1. Introduction overview and background of Diveheart & Scuba Therapy
  2. The power of the pool
  3. Life changing Scuba Adventure Trips
  4. Scuba Therapy Research
  5. The business and future of Adaptive Scuba