Founder & President Diveheart Foundation
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After leaving a successful career in the media industry in 1996, Jim Elliot became a full-time volunteer by founding Diveheart, a not-for-profit that helps build confidence and independence in individuals through scuba diving. Jim’s inspiration came from his daughter who was blind from birth, and developed tremendous self-confidence after learning how to downhill ski. Passionate about scuba diving since the 1970’s Jim decided to replicate his daughter’s experience, but in the forgiving weightless environment underwater which provides perfect buoyancy and balance to individuals who might otherwise struggle on land.
Diving for Therapy
What would it take to build a first-of-its-kind facility for helping those with disabilities achieve their “astronaut moment” – the complete freedom of movement that only minimal gravity (or in this case maximal buoyancy) environments can provide? Enter Diveheart, a foundation dedicated to a radically new form of therapy for those with limited movement capabilities.