Jim Elliot from Diveheart will be joining us on Scuba Obsessed to talk about the great things his organization is doing.
The Diveheart Foundation was founded in Early 2001 and is a non-profit tax exempt 501 (C) (3) national organization chartered in the state of Illinois. The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational SCUBA diving and snorkeling experience programs that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.
It is the "CAN DO" spirit that Diveheart hopes to instill in all its participants by giving them the confidence and independence that allows them to face their own life challenges and overcome barriers that before might have seemed insurmountable. Through SCUBA diving, the Diveheart Foundation supports and facilitates programs that teach children and adults with disabilities to fly. Thanks to the wonder of the water column, the oceans and lakes of the world become the forgiving weightless environment of outer space, giving perfect buoyancy to a child or adult who would otherwise struggle on land.
Turn in to Episode 9 to hear from Jim Elliot and make sure you check out their website @ http://diveheart.org
February 27, 2010: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival - http://www.michiganshipwrecks.org/show2010.htm - The show is scheduled for Saturday February 27, and will be held at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building at 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105.
March 5 & 6, 2010: 11th Annual Ghost Ships Festival - http://www.ghost-ships.org/ -The Wyndham Milwaukee Airport and Convention Center - Milwaukee, WI
April 24, 2010: MSRA annual Shipwreck Show - http://www.michiganshipwrecks.org/show2010.htm - The Knickerbocker Theatre 86 East Eighth St., Holland, MI 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Darrin and Jim will be attending the Our World Underwater show in Chicago on Saturday February 20th, 2010. Are you going to be there? We would love to know. We will be previewing some of what there is to enjoy there on this Thursday's Scuba Obsessed Netcast. Many of our MUD Club friends will be there as well. We can't wait!
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This was Jim's first ice dive. The dive was completed at Singer Lake in Baroda, MI on January 9th, 2010. Don McAlhany was tending the line and Darrin Jillson was playing safety dive while waiting for his turn.
Listen to the podcast where Jim, Darrin and Don talk about this dive here.